This resource helps secondary teachers develop media literacy across the curriculum and features a CD-ROM that contains examples of high-quality student work drawn from case studies.

The Vertical Angle: Progression in Media Literacy

The vertical angle: Progression in media literacy

Furthermore, in both drama and media study, insufficient attention is given to progression, with students doing similar activities and demonstrating similar skills from year to year, such as ‘freeze-frames’ and ‘hot-seating’ in drama, and simple storyboards or advertisements in media work. It remains rare for secondary schools, either individually or working with their primary feeder schools, to consider in any detail how students' media literacy is developed through the English or wider curriculum. (OFSTED, 2004)

This judgement by the UK's education watchdog is a fair reflection of the fragmentary nature of media education in this country, and of the lack of any real sense of progression as a consequence. This book is an ...

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