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AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fiction Films Mock Exam Mark Scheme

Rob Miller | Friday December 04, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Film, Science Fiction, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

General Certificate of Secondary Education Summer 2016

Media Studies

2016 Sample Exam Mark Scheme

Science Fiction Films

Task 1

We think Science Fiction Films are commercially successful because:

  • they are high production value escapist entertainment
  • they often hybridise with other genres
  • they have an existing fan base that consume Science Fiction media on a range of platforms.

Develop the above points and also explain why you think Science Fiction films are commercially successful.

Give examples to support your view.

(15 marks)

Level 6 (13-15):

  • Candidates are expected to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of why Science Fiction Films are commercially successful using a wide range of examples. This should include recognition of mass audiences, why production values are relevant, links to distribution, synergy and merchandising opportunities e.g. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and the development of the above points in full. Reference to theory would be appropriate at this level e.g. Uses and Gratifications
  • Candidates express their answer confidently using appropriate media language and terminology, referencing theory and examples of key texts
  • Candidates may cross reference their ideas with the brief
  • Responses are communicated competently and effectively using accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar

Level 5 (10-12):

  • Candidates are expected to demonstrate a good understanding of why Science Fiction Films are commercially successful using a range of examples. This should include recognition of mass audiences, why production values are relevant, links to distribution and the development of the above points.  The response is clearly expressed using mainly appropriate terminology
  • Responses are supported by relevant examples and link with the requirements of the brief
  • There may be mention of relevant theory at this level
  • Responses are communicated clearly using mainly accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar

Level 4...


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