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OCR AS Media G322 Sec A Textual Analysis and Representation TV Drama A Grade Gender Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Monday September 28, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Skills, Textual Analysis, Television, Television Drama, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

  • You will be allowed two minutes to read the question for Section A before the extract is screened.
  • The extract will be screened four times.
  • First screening: watch the extract; you must not take notes.
  • Second screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making.
  • Third and fourth screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making after the third and fourth screenings.
  • You must write your notes for Section A...
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OCR AS Media G322 Sec A Textual Analysis and Representation TV Drama Sexuality A Grade Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 22, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Skills, Textual Analysis, Television, Television Drama, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

  • You will be allowed two minutes to read the question for Section A before the extract is screened.
  • The extract will be screened four times.
  • First screening: watch the extract; you must not take notes.
  • Second screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making.
  • Third and fourth screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making after the third and fourth screenings.
  • You must write your notes for Section A...
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OCR AS Media G322 Sec A Textual Analysis and Representation TV Drama Ethnicity A Grade Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Monday September 21, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Skills, Textual Analysis, Television, Television Drama, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

  • You will be allowed two minutes to read the question for Section A before the extract is screened.
  • The extract will be screened four times.
  • First screening: watch the extract; you must not take notes.
  • Second screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making.
  • Third and fourth screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making after the third and fourth screenings.
  • You must write your notes for Section A...
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OCR AS Media G322 Sec A Textual Analysis and Representation TV Drama Age A Grade Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Thursday September 17, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Skills, Textual Analysis, Television, Television Drama, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

  • You will be allowed two minutes to read the question for Section A before the extract is screened.
  • The extract will be screened four times.
  • First screening: watch the extract; you must not take notes.
  • Second screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making.
  • Third and fourth screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making after the third and fourth screenings.
  • You must write your notes for Section A...
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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Video Games & Identities Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Friday August 28, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Section A Unseen (30/32)

You must read the information provided for Section A in detail. You will shown two media products three times and given 15 minutes to study and make notes on the two texts. These notes will not be marked during the assessment process. You must spend 45 minutes answering the three compulsory questions in detail.

Clips

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjbF_rNGR08
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvoD7ehZPcM

The first clip is a trailer for the action...

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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Identities and the Media Sec B Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Friday August 28, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Section B (46/48)

“We are defined by the Media we use.” How does your case study suggest that audiences use the media to construct their own identity?

Identity is the way we see ourselves and in turn the way different groups in society see us. I will be using the representation of the male hero in film as a case study platform to develop a response to this question while also exploring notions of audience active and passive consumption of media, important in understanding...

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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Sec A UKIP Labour Party Extended Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 27, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Section A Unseen (32/32)

You must read the information provided for Section A in detail. You will be given approximately 15 minutes to study and make notes on the two texts. These notes will not be marked during the assessment process. You must spend 45 minutes answering the three compulsory questions in detail.

Clips

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt9uDZF24x8
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41_zFHcG1R0

The first clip is a UKIP Party Electoral Broadcast entitled...

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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Sec A BGT Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 27, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Gossip Magazines, New Media, Synergy, Television, Reality TV, Television Industry, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Section A Unseen (32/32)

You must read the information provided for Section A in great detail. You will be given approximately 15 minutes to study and make notes on the two texts. These notes will not be marked during the assessment process. You must spend 45 minutes answering the three compulsory questions in detail.

Clips

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9aXhfT1pfs
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdZL_UyBpWU

The first clip is from Britain’s Got Talent, first broadcast...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Film Trailers and Film Posters Exemplar A* Response »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 27, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Film, Film Analysis, Film Language, Film Trailers, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Poster Design, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Mocks

Candidate Name:
Centre Number:
Candidate Number:

Media Studies

Unit 1 Thinking about the Media: Investigating and Planning

Monday 6th June 2016

Exemplar A* response developed by Edusites Media

2 hours 15 minutes

Section A (40)
Section B (40)
Total (80)

Additional Materials

Audio-visual resource for use with Section A
Optional: coloured pens/pencils and rulers for use with Section B
Spare paper for notes (to be provided by centre)

Instructions to Candidates

General

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fictions Films Exemplar A* Response »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 26, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Film, Science Fiction, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

General Certificate of Secondary Education Summer 2016

Media Studies

Unit 1 Investigating the Media: Science Fiction Films

Tuesday 24th May 2016: 2pm to 3.30pm

Exemplar A* response developed by Edusites Media

Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes

Instructions

  • Use black ink or black ballpoint pen. You should use coloured pencils, fine liners and a ruler where appropriate.
  • Write the information required on the front of your answer book. The Examining Body for this paper is AQA.
  • ...
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CCEA GCE Moving Image Arts AS2 Critical Response »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 20, 2015

Categories: A Level, CCEA A Level, CCEA AS, Film, Film Analysis, Film Language, Key Concepts, Genre, Media Language, Skills, Textual Analysis, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Welcome to the externally assessed online exam unit of the CCEA Moving Image Arts AS qualification. You will be taking a 90 minute exam that is worth 30% of the AS qualification – in the exam you respond to unseen moving image clips.

Key Points

1. You answer three questions based on unseen clips: two based on live action film sequences, one on an animated sequence.

Close Up: The Shining (1980)

Medium Shot: Frozen (2013)

2. The questions are based on you analysing a...

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OCR GCSE TV Comedy Mock Exam Exemplar Response 2 »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 21, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Hot Entries, Television, Television Comedy, Theory, Audience Theory, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Edusites Media Sample Exemplar (Extended): Section B Television and/or Radio Comedy

You are advised to spend 45 minutes on this Section.

The total number of marks for this section is 30.

Answer both parts of this question using comedy programmes you have studied.

4. (a)  Explain, in detail why one comedy programme was chosen by one channel and scheduled at one time on one day.

Write the details of your programme in the box below.    (15)

Mock The Week has been...

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OCR GCSE TV Comedy Mock Exam Exemplar Response 1 »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 21, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Hot Entries, Television, Television Comedy, Theory, Audience Theory, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Edusites Media Sample Exemplar (Extended): Section B Television and/or Radio Comedy

You are advised to spend 45 minutes on this Section.

The total number of marks for this section is 30.

Answer both parts of this question using comedy programmes you have studied.

4. (a)  Explain, in detail why one comedy programme was chosen by one channel and scheduled at one time on one day.

Write the details of your programme in the box below.    (15)

Russell Howard’s Good News...

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OCR GCSE Action Adventure Mock Exam A* Exemplar Response 2 »

Rob Miller | Sunday July 19, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Mise-en-scene, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Edusites Media Specimen Exam

Answer all questions – it is recommended you spend 1 hour on Section A in the Exam.

Section A is worth 50 Marks, the whole paper is worth 80 Marks.

Section A: Textual Analysis

Watch the Moving Image Extract.

  • You will have 3 minutes to read all the questions before the extract begins.
  • The extract will be screened 4 times.
  • For the first screening just watch, do not make any notes.
  • During the second screening take notes.
  • There will be a break...
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OCR GCSE Action Adventure Mock Exam A* Exemplar Response 1 »

Rob Miller | Friday July 17, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Mise-en-scene, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Edusites Media Specimen Exam

Answer all questions – it is recommended you spend 1 hour on Section A in the Exam.

Section A is worth 50 Marks, the whole paper is worth 80 Marks.

Section A: Textual Analysis

Watch the Moving Image Extract.

  • You will have 3 minutes to read all the questions before the extract begins.
  • The extract will be screened 4 times.
  • For the first screening just watch, do not make any notes.
  • During the second screening take notes.
  • There will be a break...
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AQA Media Studies MEST3 The Impact of New/Digital Media Sec B Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Thursday March 05, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

“New and digital media offers media producers different ways of reaching audiences”. Consider how and why media producers are using these techniques.

Exemplar A-B Grade Essay 37/48 (needs more in-depth reference to examples)

David Gauntlett first referred to the concept of the prosumer in reference to media consumers who are both producers, and consumers of media. This is relevant to the question as it allows us to understand the relationship between audiences and...

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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Identities and the Media Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Thursday March 05, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Collective Identity, National Identity, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Does the Media Control the Construction of Identity?

Exemplar A Grade Essay 40/48 (more on the role of digital media needed)

Before answering this question, the concept of identity needs to be explained – I will be focusing on British National Identity but identities and the media can include self representation (how British you perceive yourself), collective identity in terms of how Britishness can be categorised in homogenous ways, dominant and marginalised...

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AQA A Level Media Studies Coursework Exemplar: Female Fragrance Advertising »

Emily Lang | Wednesday November 19, 2014

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Advertising, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

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Teacher’s Comment

The print campaign (see ‘Associated Resources’ below) was produced on magazine weight glossy paper and the quality has not come through on the scan. However, the student undertook a considerable amount of photography to produce this work with the candidate taking up to 40 shots per advert to get the look she wanted. The work achieved full marks for the production despite the ‘night’ advert being weaker than the rest and the marks...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Print Advertising D/C Grade Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Monday November 03, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, More on Advertising, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Unit 1 - Thinking About the Media: Investigating and Planning

Section A: Print Advertising (40 Marks)

Study carefully the Resource Material. It consists of two magazine adverts, one for Chanel Coco Mademoiselle taken from Vogue Magazine, May 2013 and one for The Kooples taken from Dazed Magazine, May 2013

1. (a) Identify two typical conventions of print advertising from each advert. (3/4)

In the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle advert, Keira Knightly is in the middle and she is...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies TV News D/C Grade Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Friday October 31, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, News, More on News, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Task 1

Audience research suggests the target audience of TV News is changing because:

  • news is available on a range of different platforms and in different media.
  • there is increasingly a need to entertain a target audience as well as inform them.
  • multi-channel television means there is a broad range of competition.

Why do you think TV News struggles to reach its audience? Give examples to support your views.

(15 marks)

I don’t watch TV News myself but I know a lot of...

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OCR A2 Media Studies G325 Music Video Exemplar Response »

Rob Miller | Tuesday October 28, 2014

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Hot Entries, Music, Music Video, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Analyse Representation in one of your Coursework Productions.

I will be analysing my music video that we filmed and edited for our main task which formed part of my Advanced Portfolio in Media – a promotional package for release of an album, to include a music promo video. In class, we studied representation in existing Music Videos such as Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball, Pharrell Williams’ Happy, Katy Perry’s I Kissed a Girl and Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s Telephone – I...

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Media and Collective Identity: Representation of Young Women Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 02, 2014

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Collective Identity, Representation of Women, Representation of Youth, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

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How far does the representation of a social group change over time?

It is important to remember exactly this – that representations change. This essay explores the representation of young women in the media and discusses notions of identity. In 2014, audiences could and should expect to see distinct moves away from old fashioned, traditional patriarchal culture and the embracing of a much more pluralistic understanding of gender representation but...

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AQA Media Studies MEST4 Coursework Guide »

rlsmedia | Sunday August 31, 2014

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

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In this synoptic unit candidates will build on their skills from AS study to investigate a media theme/text in more depth and realise a production piece reflecting this research. The unit has two sections:

  1. Critical Investigation (48 marks)
  2. Linked production piece (32 marks)

Candidates will research and produce one critical investigation and one linked production. The unit is holistic so the link between the two elements must be evident and...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies B321 Controlled Assessment »

Rob Miller | Saturday August 30, 2014

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Film Promotion, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

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120 Marks, 30% OF GCSE

It is recommended by OCR that between 25-30 hours is spent on this controlled assessment unit and introduced before B324, a practical production unit which will benefit from the analytical skills, use of media langauge and understanding of representation learnt during B321.

The unit comprises 30% of the total GCSE marks and involves the pupil/candidate individually developing a portfolio containing a comparative analytical...

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AQA GCSE MS A Grade Exemplar Tasks 1,2 & 4 »

Rob Miller | Sunday August 24, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Unit 1 Investigating the Media - TV News

Task 1

Audience research suggests the target audience of TV News is changing because:

  • news is available on a range of different platforms and in different media.
  • there is increasingly a need to entertain a target audience as well as inform them.
  • multi-channel television means there is a broad range of competition.

Why do you think TV News struggles to reach its audience? Give examples to support your views.
(15 marks)

TV News is a...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies A* Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Sunday August 24, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Unit 1 - Thinking About the Media: Investigating and Planning

Section A: Print Advertising (40 Marks)

Study carefully the Resource Material. It consists of two magazine adverts, one for Chanel Coco Mademoiselle taken from Vogue Magazine, May 2013 and one for The Kooples taken from Dazed Magazine, May 2013.

1. (a) Identify two typical conventions of print advertising from each advert. (4)

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click on image to enlarge

From the Chanel Coco...

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OCR G325 A2 Media Studies Extended Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Sunday August 24, 2014

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production

In question 1 (a) you need to write about your work for the Foundation Portfolio and Advanced Portfolio units and you may refer to other media production work you have undertaken.

1(a) Describe how your analysis of the conventions of real media texts informed your own creative practice. Refer to a range of examples in your answer to show how these skills developed over time. (25 Marks)

For 21-25 marks: “There is a clear sense...

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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Sec A Honda Exemplar »

rlsmedia | Monday June 09, 2014

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Advertising, Marketing, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

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Honda Power of Dreams Advertisement

Honda Top Gear Review

(From 2.30 min – 4.30 into the clip)

Section A (40%)
1 hour including 15 minutes reading/viewing time (32 marks)
The first section will be based around unseen stimulus materials which may be print, e-media, audio or moving image based. The stimulus materials will be designed to be easily assimilated by candidates in the space of 15 minutes and there will be time for note-taking and...

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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Sec A Captain America Exemplar »

rlsmedia | Monday June 09, 2014

 
  1. Hey everyone, I'm doing A2 Media Studies AQA. And I NEEEED help. To cut straight to the point, my teacher is clueless about everything, he thinks he's one of the kids, he's immature and he's not even officially a teacher yet.

    I only passed AS because the students all teamed up and taught ourselves, but for some reason we are not doing it this time, probably because the work is much harder and I can't find much help online. Please can anyone help! I really need these grades to get into uni! Thanks if you can!

  2. Hey tberyan, I'm about to sit the same exam this year (7th of June) and would happily offer you some advise on the A2 exam.

  3. Hi, yes please! It would be of massive help!
    (Original post by RDJDJRJ)
    Hey tberyan, I'm about to sit the same exam this year (7th of June) and would happily offer you some advise on the A2 exam.