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2013 AQA GCSE Media Studies 1-Year Music Press Scheme

Rob Miller | Friday August 10, 2012

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Music, The Press


  • 2013 AQA GCSE Media Studies 1-Year Music Press Scheme.doc

Associated Resources

  • Drowned in Sound Case Study
  • NME Print and Online Music Magazine Deconstruction
  • Q Print and Online Music Magazine Deconstruction
  • AQA GCSE Music Press Mock Exam Preliminary Material.docx
  • AQA GCSE Music Press Mock Exam.docx
  • AQA GCSE Music Press Mock Exam Mark Scheme.docx
  • Music Press Quiz 1
  • Music Press Quiz 2
  • Deconstructing Web Pages
  • Home Page Sample Deconstruction
  • Studying The Internet
  • The Music Press
  • Music Press Audience
  • Music Press Downloads
  • Music Press Front Cover Exercise One
  • Music Press Front Cover Exercise Two
  • Music Press History
  • Music Press in the late 1970s - The Launch of Smash Hits
  • Music Press Institution
  • Music Press on MediaEdu
  • The British Music Press in the 1950s
  • The Adult Orientated Mainstream
  • The Alternative Press Terrorizer and NME
  • The Avant Garde Music Press
  • Understanding The Music Industry Music Industry Websites
  • Q Magazine – The Music Press in the 1980s
  • Popular Music Promotion
  • OCR AS UNIT G322 - Audiences and Institutions: Kerrang!


  • Media Language, Forms and Conventions (Semiotics, Genre, Narrative)
  • Institution (Producers, Distribution, Technology)
  • Audiences (Targeting, Theory and Debate)
  • Representation
  • Research, Planning and Responding to a Brief
  • Pre-Production Research / Planning, Production


  • Textual Analysis, Communication Skills, Note Taking, Group Work, Identifying how the Music Press communicates with an audience. Planning Exam Questions
  • Understanding Institution and Music Press publishers, Holistic Linking with Theory
  • Application of Theoretical Frameworks to Print and Online Music Magazines
  • Understanding Key Terminology and Theory - The Music Press
  • Primary and Secondary Research Skills, Responding to Preliminary Exam Material
  • Research / Planning / Analytical / IT / Creative / Technical / Theory into Practice

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