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AQA 8572 GCSE Media Unit 4 CSP SOL Teacher

Barry Rainsford | Thursday December 22, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE

Like the Edusites Core Units, this Close Study Products section involves exploring:

  • The role and manipulation of media language
  • The representations in these products
  • Issues of audience
  • Institutional issues such as genre, branding, regulation
  • How the media creates or represents attitudes, behaviours and beliefs

This AQA CSP Unit focuses on:

Paper 1 Section A: Media Language and Representation and Paper 1 Section B: Media Audience and Industry.

  • The Times
  • The Daily Mirror
  • The Arctic Monkeys Music Video, Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor
  • One Direction Music Video, History

Access to the internet is essential for using the lesson slides and meet the Assessment Objectives.

Some lessons lend themselves to being divided into more than one session. Where this is possible/desirable it is indicated in this Scheme of Learning. You will, of course, have a much greater understanding of the needs, capacities, pace of your students and make these decisions where you feel most appropriate to their needs.

Lesson 1: The Daily Mirror Language

Slides 1-21


  • Knowledge : To develop ideas about the AQA CSP set products
  • Learning : To build ideas of study of media products by applying acquired skills
  • Understanding : To develop understanding by analysis of set products examples

Starter/Loop Activity (5 minutes)

Slide 3 Task 1A: Pupils asked to consider the question from the Lesson Resource: Daily Mirror Front page – Broken Hart.

Prepare the Learning (5 minutes)

Share the objectives. Remind students of the objectives we are working towards meeting, and that this unit is designed to help them prepare for the two papers of the examination and their NEA. All skills and strategies are transferable. The loop activity is designed to focus knowledge and the learning on developing understanding of: Media industry understanding of their audience and how products target those needs.

Construct the Learning (25 minutes)

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