“I am incredibly passionate about Media and Film Studies. So passionate in fact that I spent seven years in higher education studying it.”
I began teaching in 2006 and in my first year I taught the predecessor to the legacy OCR A Level and GCSE Media Studies, and the first incarnation of the Level 2 Cambridge National in Media.
During my time in teaching I taught a wide range of Media qualifications at GCSE, A Level and a number of vocational level 2 and 3 qualifications. In addition, from 2013 I offered A Level Film Studies as an extracurricular class, which I found especially rewarding.
After completing my degree in Film and Literature at the University of Warwick, I did an MA in Film Studies at UEA, and then a PhD at Warwick focusing on issues of genre and identity in contemporary cinema.
Perhaps as a result I find media theory more exciting than most people.
I always found the collaborative nature of the community of media teachers so helpful, and resources generously shared by my colleagues online saved me many hours of planning and worry over the years.
I was always very keen to reciprocate, and shared my teaching resources online through:
John Hibbert - Subject Advisor - Media and Film Studies
John Hibbert has worked at OCR since April 2018 and is the Subject Advisor for Media and Film Studies. Prior to joining OCR John taught a range of Media and Film Studies qualifications in secondary schools, and was a head of department for the last eight years. Predictably, in his spare time he is a keen filmgoer, and in addition enjoys reading and miserable indie music.