Year 10

Year 10

We’ve got just 100 places available for Year 10 students joining us in September 2016, so get your application in asap!

You’ll be working towards gaining your GCSEs as well as a qualification in Broadcast & Digital Media – with the option of studying the English Baccalaureate thrown in too.

And it’s all real-life stuff, with projects set by local employers or the Academy itself. You might be designing apps, directing music videos, producing live radio, computer games or websites. Wow! What’s more, all of our qualifications are fully approved by Ofqual.

We’ve developed a vocational qualification in Broadcast & Digital Media, so if you’re looking for the very best start to a career in the creative media industry, well, look no further!

It’s hands-on stuff from the start. So get your hands on a place with us!

Course Profile

  • Study up to 11 GCSE subjects
  • Vocational qualifications in Creative iMedia, ICT and Business & Enterprise
  • Work on projects commissioned by industry experts


  • 100 places in 2016
  • 50% of places will be given to students who live in a 5 mile radius of the school
  • 50% of places will be given to students who live anywhere in the UK


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What will I study?

  • Academic

    Students at the Global Academy will study towards achieving their GCSEs, with the option of working towards the English Baccalaureate too. There are some compulsory subjects:

    • English Language and Literature
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Computer Science

    In addition, the other options include:

    • Electronics
    • Spanish
    • Geography
    • Design and Graphics
    • Music Technology
    • Physical Education
  • Vocational

    Alongside GCSEs, you’ll be working towards a vocational media qualification we’ve developed specifically to build the skills and knowledge required to progress within the creative industries.

    You'll be studying three linked qualifications in Creative iMedia, ICT and Business & Enterprise. This will involve creating digital graphics, animated films, TV shows in our live TV studios and, of course, creating radio broadcasts. In addition to this you will be learning how to develop apps and content for online to show off your productions in your creative digital portfolio. All of this will form part of your career plan that will be devised from the understanding you gain of business and enterprise, leading you to complete the course with your very own start up business planned, with a great website and some amazing media productions to promote it.

    The programme will allow students to demonstrate:

    • Initiative
    • Independent enquiry
    • Creative thinking
    • Reflective learning
    • Team-working
    • Self-management
    • Effective participation
    • Problem solving
    • Communication
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