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My Crazy Media Life

MY CRAZY MEDIA LIFE

PROGRAMME 4: THE MAKING OF A TEENAGE GLAMOUR GIRL

This programme focuses on 19-year-old Haf, from North Wales, whose mother sent off some photos of her to a glamour agent. We follow Haf in the early stages of a career in glamour modelling. However, this is no ordinary glamour model: Haf will pursue her career while studying for a degree in Media at Goldsmiths University. She has clear plans for the direction she wants her future to take.

PROGRAMME AIMS

To raise awareness of:

  • the implications for a young person entering the glamour modelling world
  • personal responsibilities
  • the power of the media.

CURRICULUM RELEVANCE

England and Wales

This programme is relevant for examined courses in Citizenship, English, Sociology, Media Studies, General Studies and aspects of Religious Education. It is also useful for the following aspects of PSHE and Citizenship in the National Curriculum:

  • PSHE / PSE KS4
    Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities: sections a, c
    Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle: sections f, g.
  • Citizenship KS4
    Knowledge, skills and understanding 1: Knowledge and understanding about becoming informed citizens. Sections g
    Knowledge, skills and understanding 2: Developing skills of enquiry and communication. Sections a, b, c
    Knowledge, skills and understanding 3: Developing skills of participation and responsible action: a.

Scotland

The programme is relevant for National Qualifications in Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies, English, Media Studies and Modern Studies and Personal and Social Education (all levels).

It can also be used in recent initiatives in Citizenship and Personal and Social Education as well as. Teachers should check current guidelines. In particular the programme will support National Qualifications (all levels).

Northern Ireland

  • GCSE (CCEA) Social and Environmental Studies, English, Media Studies
  • A / AS Sociology, General Studies
  • KS4 Learning for Life and Work (Local and Global Citizenship Strand): Human Rights and Social Responsibility.

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