The school has a proud tradition over many years of excellence in the Arts. Initially we were chosen to deliver the Creative Media Diploma which enabled us to install state of the art facilities including our Mac Media Suite. Students now have the opportunity to benefit from this equipment when studying GCSE Media.

Qualifications available


AQA GCSE Media Studies


Media SoL Overview


SOL overview

Year 9 Media summer term Scheme of learning and homework menu

Media KS4 Curriculum

 Year 10 Media summer term homework menu

Year 10 Media Autumn term one homework menu

Year 11 Media Autumn term one homework menu



The location of Prestwich Arts College has enabled students to enrich their learning with visits to:

Media City.

Salford University.

Manchester Film School.

Media students have also participated in BIMA digital day.

The Media Suite is open every lunch time and after school to enable students to develop their skills.



Three things you can do to help your child


  • Support your child with this year’s pre-released topic, ‘serial television drama’, by watching programmes in this genre.

  • Improve your child’s understanding of the Media by encouraging them to read magazines, newspapers and watch films.

  • Encourage your child to use the Media Suite in their own time.