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AQA GCSE Media Studies Overview »

Rob Miller | Friday September 06, 2013

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Overviews, Television, Reality TV

2015 AQA GCSE Media Studies Television News

Welcome to MediaEdu’s comprehensive resources and materials link covering every aspect of the AQA GCSE Television News Specification: (Summer 2015 Award).

Studying television news, and the range of news platforms allows us to understand where so much of our information on the world comes from. Focussing on key areas of academic study we have covered all bases – this includes in depth schemes of work with embedded links, mock...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Overview »

Rob Miller | Friday September 06, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Overviews

2014 OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure, TV and Radio Comedy

Welcome to MediaEdu’s comprehensive resources and materials link covering every aspect of B322 OCR Action Adventure, TV and Radio Comedy.

Studying Action Adventure films and TV and Radio Comedy suggests a broad area of study but by focussing on key areas we have everything covered – this includes in depth schemes of work with embedded links, mock exams with mark schemes, exemplar responses, case studies and...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Overview »

Rob Miller | Friday September 06, 2013

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Overviews

2015 WJEC Media Studies Print and TV Advertising

Welcome to MediaEdu’s comprehensive resources and materials link covering every aspect of the WJEC GCSE Media Studies Print and TV Advertising Specification: (Summer 2015 Award).

Studying print and television advertising suggests a broad base with advertising as the underpinning funding of most media forms. Focussing on key areas of academic study we have everything covered – this includes in depth schemes of work with...

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WJEC GCSE Film Studies Overview »

Jeremy Orlebar | Friday November 19, 2010

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies

Resources for WJEC GCSE Film Studies on MediaEdu

This page should provide you with an index to the information we have on MediaEdu which relates directly to WJEC GCSE Film Studies.

This page also contains external links to support materials on the WJEC site.

Further Reading & Support

The primary source for authoritative information & support is the WJEC Film Studies website.

WJEC GCSE Film Studies




Understanding TV Comedy »

Jeremy Orlebar | Tuesday April 27, 2010

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Other Topics, Moving Images, Television, Situation Comedy, Television Comedy, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

Finally in Year One you should start the class thinking about the topic for the B question in the exam. The current topic is TV comedy.

Individuals need to make their own study of this topic depending on their own consumption of the many varieties of TV comedy, so that they have a thorough knowledge of at least two different texts and preferably three. Gervais in Extras might be a way of looking at postmodern comedy

ACTIVITIES

INSTITUTIONS & AUDIENCES

Before looking at...

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Understanding OCR GCSE Media Studies »

Jeremy Orlebar | Monday April 26, 2010

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE

UNITS B321, B322 or B323, and B324

There are three units designed as a two year GCSE with the emphasis on practical work.

Unit B321: The Individual Media Studies Portfolio

This is a Controlled Assessment unit, internally assessed and externally moderated.

It is essential that Centres set assignments that make use of TWO media within this Unit ~ ie if two texts are compared in the same media format in the theory element, then the supporting practical exercise must be in a...

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Understanding Reality TV »

Jeremy Orlebar | Monday March 01, 2010

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Reality TV, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

Andy Warhol predicted in 1968 that everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. Contemporary observers such as David Weinberger suggest that Internet technologies will make everyone famous to 15 people.  But Reality TV shows confirm to viewers that anyone can become famous to an audience of millions – well almost anyone… 

Genre

Reality television is a hybrid genre. It is like a documentary as it is a factual form concerned with investigating human behaviour and relationships...

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Understanding The Popular Press »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday October 08, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, News, Intro to News, Popular Press, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

What is The Popular Press?

Contents

  • definitions of media language associated with newspapers
  • codes and conventions
  • areas of study
  • classroom activities
  • front page examples
  • front page quiz
  • news values
  • regulation
  • institutions
  • representations
  • audiences
  • politics and the popular press

The Popular Press refers to mass circulation national newspapers, targeted at the popular end of the market. This includes The Sun, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, The Daily...

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Understanding Sport on TV »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday September 24, 2009

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Television, Sport on TV, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

The genre of Sport on Television can be used as a key component of many GCSE courses. Students studying the WJEC GCSE MEDIA STUDIES for examination in 2010 are required to study sport on television. The WJEC exam papers – two hours writing and 30 minutes reading or viewing - for 2010 are in two parts: Section A has FOUR compulsory questions focusing on SPORT ON TV - for a full scheme of work see WJEC Sport on TV.

An Introduction

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Sport on...

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Understanding Storyboarding »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday September 24, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Production Zone, Video Production, Skills, Television, Storyboarding, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Skills

A Level Storyboarding

Pre-production Item | Storyboard

Example Brief: Create a storyboard (and video trailer) for a TV Crime Drama

The pre-production brief is to create a storyboard. Students should create a storyboard that shows as much detail as possible including camera instructions with details of camera movement, shot duration, content, details of audio tracks and details of transitions between frames.

This guide opens with a screenshot of the first three frames of a...

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Understanding Popular Music on TV »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday September 24, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Music, Television, Pop Music on TV, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

Use the three image links above to access GEEVIDEO.com’s excellent archive of Pop Music on TV Clips. When you click on one of the movie clips, you will see a ‘Download Spamblocker’ advert - ignore this and click on the ‘skip’ option on top right hand corner of the screen. The video should then be ready to watch.

Anyone teaching pop music needs to ge their libary to order the fabulous comprehensive history of pop by Alan Parker called All You Need is Love. It’s coming out on...

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An Introduction to Situation Comedy »

Jeremy Orlebar | Monday June 15, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Other Topics, Television, Situation Comedy, Television Situation Comedy

‘The focus of this examination is institutional/ scheduling issues and audience pleasures. These pages on sit-com provide a background only to the topic. The specific issues of institution/scheduling and audience pleasures in relation to sit-com will need to be taught separately.’

Brief Definition

The British TV sitcom is a television series that derives humour from the same characters in a fixed location exploring a variety of comic plotlines including...

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Media & Film Studies Blogs »

Richard Gent | Monday June 01, 2009

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Film Studies, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Film Studies , WJEC AS Media Studies, GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Other Topics, Blogs

We Study Media by Rob McMinn

The Student Room & Media Studies

Setting up a Radio Station on Mediaed.org.uk

Modern Mechanix: examples of vintage advertising

Technorati on Ideology

Ideology for Kids: Decoding the Kremlin’s Website

The End of Cyberspace

Kinoeye on Media Studies

Bluegrass Film Society

Kids Gobble Up Interactive Junk Food Marketing

Continental Philosophy: Key Notes on Theorists

Dr. Mabuse’s Kaledio-scope: Four Models of Film/Media Blogging

Media Studies...

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Understanding Crime Drama »

Jeremy Orlebar | Saturday May 16, 2009

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Film Studies, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Film Studies , WJEC AS Media Studies, GCSE, AQA GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Film, Crime Drama, Key Concepts, Genre, Other Topics, Television, Television Crime Drama, Television Drama

Television and film crime/cop drama is very popular with a wide audience. Crime Dramas seek to anchor the representations of all types of police officers, criminals and victims as ‘believable’ characters, with ‘realistic’ plot lines, set in urban locations.The genre has been taken up in the US under the heading of American Quality Televsion (AQT) - see under heading AQT.

Codes and Conventions

Crime dramas:

  • are constructed realities
  • depict constructed versions of...
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Old Spice ‘Smell Like a Man’ Advertising Campaign Case Study (2010-2014) »

Rob Miller | Friday September 19, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, Intro to Advertising, Marketing, More on Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media

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Institutional Factors

Old Spice is a historical brand (1937) of grooming products now owned (1990) by the oligopoly Proctor & Gamble which ensures and funds its high production value advertising – P & G are an American multinational who secured $83bn sales from their broad product range in 2014. Old Spice as a brand has a historical product of cologne, available in its original scent as well as in ‘Pure Sport’ format. In 2006 its OS Signature...

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WJEC GCSE Unit 2 CA: Creating for the Media: Investigating and Producing »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 16, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Music Press Production, Music, Music Promotion, The Press, Production Zone, Print Production

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This is an additional Unit 2 brief - full details can be found on MediaEdu’s WJEC GCSE Media Studies controlled assessment admin and process resource.

Students need to produce three pieces of work from at least three media. ‘Media’ is interpreted as film, television, animated film, radio, magazines, music videos, websites, computer games, newspapers and advertising – not platforms.

  • Two Textual Investigations on two media (one must be print...
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OCR GCSE Media Studies B324 Production Portfolio: Video Brief »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 09, 2014

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries, Music, Music Video, Production Zone, Video Production

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Associated Resources

  • OCR GCSE Media Studes Mini Student Scheme of Work.docx
  • Call Sheet Template.xls

B324 is the more creative, production based Controlled Assessment as part of the OCR GCSE Media Studies course – if taught over two years it is recommended that the pupils start B324 in year 11 allowing for 10 weeks minimum (dependent on weekly contact time) to complete the project which comprises 30% of the qualification (see example Year 2 mini...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 CA: Creating for the Media »

Rob Miller | Sunday August 31, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Print Production, Video Production

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Students need to produce three pieces of work from at least three media. ‘Media’ is interpreted as FILM, TELEVISION, ANIMATED FILM, RADIO, MAGAZINES, MUSIC VIDEOS, WEBSITES, COMPUTER GAMES, NEWSPAPERS and ADVERTISING – not platforms.

  • Two Textual Investigations on two media (one must be print based) - 20%
  • One Media Production – Research, Planning, Production, Evaluation - 40%

THE TEXTUAL INVESTIGATIONS MUST NOT BE BASED ON THE PRODUCTION...

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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 Media Studies Assignment 1 Introduction to the Media »

Rob Miller | Friday August 29, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Film, British Film, Independent Film, Mise-en-scene, Hot Entries, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Topic: Moving Image

Key Concepts = Media Language and Audience – “Students may also discuss Representation and Institutions”.

This introductory assignment aims to introduce students to the analysis and interpretation of media texts through the analysis of media language and the application of media terminology. As an assignment that is introductory it is highly recommended that it is delivered before assignments 2 and 3 in year 1 of a 2 year GCSE. Towards the end of...

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WJEC GCSE Advertising Quiz »

Rob Miller | Friday August 29, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

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AQA GCSE TV News Quiz »

Rob Miller | Friday August 29, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

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  • AQA GCSE TV News Quiz
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AQA GCSE MS A Grade Exemplar Tasks 1,2 & 4 »

Rob Miller | Sunday August 24, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, 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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From the Chanel Coco...

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Newsround Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday August 15, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Hot Entries, News, News Values

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Origins and Launch

For many ‘40 somethings’, the name John Craven will be etched in the memory forever as the presenter who originated, and anchored a news show for children that has run continuously since 4th April, 1972. Back then it was called John Craven’s Newsround whereas now, ‘Newsround’ is the title of this quirky news magazine programme. Along with Doctor Who, Jackanory, Play School, Mr. Benn and Magic Roundabout, the BBC had a...

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BBC News Case Study »

Rob Miller | Thursday July 31, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Hot Entries, News, News Values, Popular Press

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Origins and Launch

BBC News is a global, recognisable brand that offers 24-hour, rolling news 365 days a year. The BBC have a pedigree as being quality providers of national, local and world news as part of the government’s public service television remit (PSB). Presenters have become household names over the years and have resisted criticism that the BBC is a breeding ground for Oxbridge public schoolboys and schoolgirls and that one of the...

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TV News Al Jazeera English Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday July 25, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Synergy, News, 24 Hour News, News Ownership, News Values, Popular Press

Origins and Launch

“Al Jazeera” in Arabic means “The Island”, taken to mean the Arabian Peninsula which is an important part of the Middle East and Arab world, not least for its huge reserves of oil and natural gas – it is home to 80 million citizens. Al Jazeera English is a 24-hour English language television news channel owned and funded by the House of Thani’s Al Jazeera Media Network based in Doha, Qatar (the House of Thani is, and has been the ruling family...

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Compare the Market Advertising Campaign Case Study »

Rob Miller | Wednesday July 23, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, Marketing, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, New Media, Internet, Social Networking, Making Money, Synergy

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Institutional Factors

Compare the Market the company was founded by The BGL Group (insurance companies) in 2005 as a ‘Price Comparison Website’ while Compare the Meerkat is an advertising campaign for this brand. The campaign was launched January 2009 and is still running as of July 2014, centred around a CGI anthropomorphic Russian meerkat called Alexander Orlov, plus his family and friends.

The idea of choice that is represented in the...

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Nivea for Men Print Advertising Campaign “It Starts With You” Case Study »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 22, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, Intro to Advertising, Marketing, More on Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Synergy

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Institutional Factors

In 2012, the global skin and body care brand Nivea aggressively advertised its skin care products to an emerging male demographic that was becoming more and more comfortable with using ‘products’ to enhance their appearance – owned by the German Healthcare multinational conglomerate Beiersdorf, their intention was to exploit this market but also respond to recent negative criticism and controversy that in 2011 saw them...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Exam Section B: TV Comedy Work Book »

Laura Curran | Monday March 31, 2014

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, iRevise, GCSE Action Adventure, TV & Radio Comedy, Television, Television Comedy, Television Quiz Shows

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Guide Navigation

  1. Lesson 1: Programme Types
  2. Lesson 2: Channelling
  3. Lesson 3: Scheduling
  4. Lesson 4: Audience Pleasure
  5. Lesson 5: Case Study - Celebrity Juice
  6. Lesson 6: Comedy Programme Research
  7. Lesson 7: Comparing Programmes
  8. Lesson 8: Understanding the Quality of an Answer
  9. Lesson 9: Additional Research and Practise
  10. Related Clips




AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 3 Exploring Media Industries: Conglomerates »

Rob Miller | Friday January 24, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Advertising, Marketing, More on Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Intro to Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Ownership, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, Magazines, More on Magazines, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Integration, New Technologies, Synergy, Staffroom, Training & Revision

Print Magazines Conglomerate Case Study: Bauer Media Group

Bauer are a multinational media corporation whose business interests are global – H. Bauer Publishing, part of the oligopoly of magazine publishers are the magazine publishing division whose other media interests include Bauer Radio and Box Television (50% owned by C4).

The company was founded in 1875 and was owned then, and still are today exclusively by the Bauer family who are based in Hamburg, Germany. H. Bauer...

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Topic Booster Study Workshops »

Rob Miller | Wednesday January 22, 2014

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, OCR Nationals, GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Firsts, BTEC Firsts, KS3, Hot Entries, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, iTraining Workshops, Revision, Revision Courses, A2 Revision, AS Revision, GCSE Revision, Staffroom, Training & Revision

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At Edusites we understand that teachers and students sometimes need a little help kick starting an examined or coursework topic - whether at the beginning, the middle of the year or in those last 8 weeks before a long, hot summer…..

Our experts can offer half day or full day courses in preparing for coursework or examined topics ranging from Promoting and Marketing Video Games, Representation, Digital Media Technologies / Media in the Online Age,...

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Action Adventure, TV and Radio Comedy Workshop »

Rob Miller | Wednesday January 15, 2014

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Hot Entries, Radio, Radio Comedy, Revision, Revision Courses, GCSE Revision, Staffroom, Training & Revision, Television, Television Comedy

Book A Half or Full Day Workshop in Your School

Programme Details

  • MediaEdu provides visually dynamic, interactive Courses on Action Adventure, TV and Radio Comedy dedicated to, and focusing on specification requirements.
  • Students will analyse Action Adventure films for B322 Section A linking with characters, representation and stereotyping, genre conventions and technical elements – sound, editing, mise-en-scene and camerawork.
  • Students will also explore for Section B TV...
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TV Crime Drama and Magazines Revision Workshop »

Rob Miller | Wednesday January 15, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Magazines, Television, Television Crime Drama

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Book A Half or Full Day Revision Workshop in Your School

Programme Details

  • MediaEdu provides visually dynamic, interactive Revision Courses on Investigating Crime Drama and Planning Magazines dedicated to, and focusing on specification requirements.
  • Pupils will analyse TV Crime Drama and Magazines linking with audiences, representation narrative, and genre and also study relevant institutional factors.
  • Practical activities include designing a new...
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Promotion and Marketing of Video Games Revision Workshop »

Rob Miller | Wednesday January 15, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Games, Video Games, Hot Entries

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Book A Half or Full Day Revision Workshop in Your School

Programme Details

  • MediaEdu provides visually dynamic, interactive Revision Courses on the Promotion and Marketing of Video Games dedicated to, and focusing on specification requirements.
  • Pupils will analyse the video games industry across and range of genres and importantly, across a range of platforms.
  • Practical activities include how to respond to a pitch e.g. creating and marketing a new...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 4 Controlled Assessment: Responding to a Brief »

Rob Miller | Tuesday January 14, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, Staffroom, Training & Revision

As part of the AQA GCSE Media Studies 4 unit award this unit extends the students’ understanding of production work by giving the learning and assessment an industry context and teaching students how to respond to a brief – this also will assist the students in their Unit 1: Investigating the Media preparation where responding to a brief is also a key skill in terms of interpreting the May pre release material, forming the basis of questions in the exam.

The set brief for...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies B324 Production Portfolio: Print Brief »

Rob Miller | Thursday November 21, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Advertising, Marketing, More on Advertising, Hot Entries, Magazines, Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, New Media Production, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production

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Controlled Assessment (30% of GCSE): Print Brief (Print Advertising)

B324 is the more creative, production based Controlled Assessment as part of the OCR GCSE Media Studies course – if taught over two years it is recommended that the pupils start B324 in year 11 allowing for 10 weeks minimum (dependent on weekly contact time) to complete the project which comprises 30% of the qualification (see example Year 2 Mini SOW below). OCR recommends 25-30...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 CA: Advertising & Marketing »

Rob Miller | Saturday November 02, 2013

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Advertising, Intro to Advertising, Marketing, Hot Entries, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Understanding Key Skills, Understanding Key Topics

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Key Concepts = Media Language and Audience – “Students may also discuss Representation and Institutions”.

This introductory assignment aims to introduce students to the analysis and interpretation of media texts through the analysis of media language and the application of media terminology. As an assignment that is introductory it is highly recommended that it is delivered before assignments 2 and 3 in year 1 of a 2 year GCSE. Towards the...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 CA: Print Newspapers »

Rob Miller | Saturday November 02, 2013

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, News, Newspapers, Popular Press, Production Zone, Print Production

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To go with AQA GCSE Media Studies Assignment 3 Practical Production Evaluation Guide

For this brief students will be producing four pages of a new local or new national newspaper. If working as part of a group, no more than two students are permitted to produce four pages each.

Key Concepts = Media Language, Institution, Audience and Representation.

Structure

  • Individual Planning & Research: LOW, LIMITED SUPERVISION (15 Marks)
  • Construction:...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 CA: Web-Based Technologies / New Media »

Rob Miller | Saturday November 02, 2013

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media, Internet, New Technologies, Production Zone, New Media Production, Web Production, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

For this brief students will be producing, individually four pages of a website (including the home page) for a new music artist. If working as part of a group, no more than two students are permitted to produce four pages each. For this production topic, it is recommended the students work individually.

Key Concepts underpinning = Media Language, Institution, Audience and Representation.

Structure

  • Individual Planning & Research: LOW, LIMITED SUPERVISION (15 Marks)
  • ...
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Induction Resources & Activities »

Rob Miller | Monday September 30, 2013

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Firsts, BTEC Firsts, Getting Started in Media, Intro to Media Audiences, Intro to Media Institutions, Intro to Media Languages, Intro to Media Representations, Key Concepts, Intro to Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, iTraining Workshops, Staffroom, Induction, Training & Revision

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Welcome to MediaEdu’s Induction Resources and Activities – please find below a suggested approach introducing GCSE, AS and BTEC students to studying the Media. Schemes of Work and assessment deadlines are tight these days but there is always/should always be an Induction Week when the learners can grapple with the fundamentals of the subject.

What happens next?, media charades, hangman and decorating the classroom are tried and tested and still...

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Sherlock Holmes Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday September 16, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries

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Institutional Factors

Sherlock Holmes was released on 26th December 2009 (Boxing Day) maximising chances of commercial success by exhibiting the film during a time when cinema admissions are higher than the rest of the year – young cinemagoers are on school holiday and benefitted from the 12A certification (PG13 in the US). Sherlock Holmes is based on the character of the same name created by the prolific writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1830),...

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Casino Royale Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday September 16, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, iRevise, GCSE Action Adventure, TV & Radio Comedy

Institutional Factors

Casino Royale, the 21st Bond film arguably rebooted the James Bond franchise and has been discussed as ‘the best’, if not one of the best films in the James Bond series of 23 films (September 2013). English actor Daniel Craig appeared in his first outing as the British secret agent after securing the role in part on the strength of his performance as an unnamed businessmen turned gangster in the British crime thriller Layer Cake (2004) directed by...

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Angry Birds Independent Video Games Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday September 16, 2013

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Games, Computer Games, Video Games, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Integration, New Technologies, Synergy

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Independent Games Production and Distribution - An Institutional Context

Games like Angry Birds have become a cultural phenomenon – the game is deliberately simplistic and primarily targets a female demographic. It has benefited from the current (late August 2013) fragmentation of the computer game industry into a multi-platform marketplace where more mainstream, high profile so-called Triple A games like Call of Duty, Halo, Assassin’s Creed and...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies 2-Year Scheme of Work »

Rob Miller | Friday September 06, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries, Radio, Radio Comedy, Television, Television Comedy

Overview

  • GCSE Media Studies Overview

Scheme

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies 2 Year SOW.doc

Concepts

  • Media Language, Forms and Conventions (Film Language, Genre, Narrative)
  • Representation
  • Audiences (Targeting, Appeals / Pleasures, Positioning)
  • Institution
  • Analysis, Production, Evaluation
  • Research and Planning, Production, Evaluation

Skills

  • Textual Analysis, Communication Skills, Note Taking, Group Work, Identifying & Understanding Action Adventure Film Language, Narratives & Genre
  • ...
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OCR GCSE Media Studies 1-Year Scheme of Work »

Rob Miller | Friday September 06, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries

Overview

  • GCSE Media Studies Overview

Scheme

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies 1 Year SOW.doc

Concepts

  • Media Language, Forms and Conventions (Film Language, Genre, Narrative)
  • Representation
  • Audiences (Targeting, Appeals / Pleasures, Positioning)
  • Institution
  • Analysis, Production, Evaluation
  • Research and Planning, Production, Evaluation

Skills

  • Textual Analysis, Communication Skills, Note Taking, Group Work, Identifying & Understanding Action Adventure Film Language, Narratives & Genre
  • ...
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Planning For The Year Ahead CPD »

Richard Gent | Wednesday June 19, 2013

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Nationals, BTEC Nationals, OCR Nationals, GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Firsts, KS3, Hot Entries, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, iTraining Workshops, Staffroom, Training & Revision

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We understand structuring and planning for GCSE, AS, A2 and BTEC courses can be daunting. Let Edusites take you through the whole year and bespoke schemes of work to your institution, allocate human resources, help you timetable access to production resources, schedule internal assessment timescales for both controlled assessment and coursework and ensure that unit and course guides reflect the potential of the subject for your learners.

Our...

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New To Media Studies CPD »

Richard Gent | Wednesday June 19, 2013

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, OCR Nationals, GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Firsts, KS3, Hot Entries, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, iTraining Workshops, Staffroom, Training & Revision

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Our onsite courses are ideal for staff new to the subject, PGCE and NQTs or existing teachers with that familiar story we have heard many times before – ‘You teach English, can you introduce and run Media Studies in September?’….

Edusites offer half or full day courses that can take you though the fundamentals of the subject, tailored to your chosen exam board which we are also happy to advise on. You tell us what you need help with –...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies TV Comedy Clips »

Laura Curran | Thursday March 28, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE

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Guide Navigation

  1. Lesson 1: Programme Types
  2. Lesson 2: Channelling
  3. Lesson 3: Scheduling
  4. Lesson 4: Audience Pleasure
  5. Lesson 5: Case Study - Celebrity Juice
  6. Lesson 6: Comedy Programme Research
  7. Lesson 7: Comparing Programmes
  8. Lesson 8: Understanding the Quality of an Answer
  9. Lesson 9: Additional Research and Practise
  10. Related Clips

Comedy Clips

A League of Their Own

The Catherine Tate Show

Friends

Peter Kay - Family Weddings

Channel Idents

BBC...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies TV Comedy Lesson 9: Additional Research and Practise »

Laura Curran | Thursday March 28, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE

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Guide Navigation

  1. Lesson 1: Programme Types
  2. Lesson 2: Channelling
  3. Lesson 3: Scheduling
  4. Lesson 4: Audience Pleasure
  5. Lesson 5: Case Study - Celebrity Juice
  6. Lesson 6: Comedy Programme Research
  7. Lesson 7: Comparing Programmes
  8. Lesson 8: Understanding the Quality of an Answer
  9. Lesson 9: Additional Research and Practise
  10. Related Clips
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Lesson 9: Additional Research and Practise

Learning Objective - To develop and deepen our...

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