From understanding comes strength




In the Senior Phase the skills, knowledge and understanding for Media is fully introduced. At present the National 4, National 5 and Higher Media courses are offered to 5th and 6th year pupils only.

Pupils gain skills in analysis, research, creating, producing and evaluation to complete their course work and become more aware of the world they live in, encouraging more successful learners and responsible citizens.

At all levels, courses and units are internally assessed within the Media department, subject to SQA verification and quality assurance.  The final examination for National 5 and Higher Media entails an externally assessed practical project and an externally assessed question paper.

Media is a recent addition to Banchory Academy. Now in its 3rd year it is proving popular and increasing in uptake.

In Broad General Education Media terminology is introduced through Drama and English courses rather than as a standalone option.

Broad General Education (1st to 3rd year)

Senior Phase (4th-6th year)

National 4 Media SQA information:

National 5 Media SQA information:

Higher Media SQA information:

(Organised by House Captains) Friday Lunchtime Lecture Theatre

Senior phase Useful links

(for 1st to 3rd year pupils during activities week)



Week beginning 20th November 2017 - Analyse Unit Assessment - Higher, National 5 and National 4 pupils

Week beginning 4th December 2017 - Creating Unit Assessment - Higher, National 5 and National 4 pupils

Week beginning 26th March 2018 - National 4 Added Value Unit complete

5th March 2018 final submission  - National 5 Media assignment

26th March 2018 final submission - Higher Media assignment

SQA Media question papers:

National 5 (Thursday 10th May 0900-1100)

Higher (Thursday 10th May (0900-1100)

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