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AQA Controlled Test Quiz Shows Mock Exam Foundation Paper Keith Langton

Keith Langton | Thursday July 09, 2009

Categories: GCSE, A Level, AQA A Level, Other Topics, Quiz Shows, Staffroom, Mocks

Question 1 – History and Research
Question 2 – Key Concepts: Audiences
Question 3 – Production Tasks
Question 4 – Scheduling

Question 1 – Describe the key conventions of the television quiz show. (25 marks)

You should discuss:

i) the Host (KC=ML/C)

ii) the contestants and how they are selected (KC=R)

iii) the questions that are asked / the rounds or structure of the show (KC=ML/C)

iv) the studio setting and (KC=ML/C)

v) the prizes that are offered. (KC=I)

Use TWO different quiz shows to demonstrate and explain your answers – the quiz shows that you discuss may be current or from a past period of television. (KC=ML/C)

Question 2 – Explain your understanding of the differences between “quiz shows? and “game shows?. Explain why they might attract different Target Audiences. (25 marks)

i) You may wish to discuss the differences between which television channel a show is broadcast on and its time slot – for example, how does the traditional BBC quiz show differ from the traditional ITV quiz show? (KC=ML/C)

ii) You may wish to discuss the differences between programmes that offer money or goods as prizes and those which do not. (KC=ML/C, I)

iii) Which target audiences might be attracted by each type of programme and why? (KC=A)

iv) Explain why such Target Audiences would be valuable to a television programmer. (KC=I)

For Question 3, there are TWO tasks - You should complete BOTH tasks . (25 marks)

Please read the introductory letter at the beginning of the exam paper for the details of this task.

You should pay particular attention to the Target Audience and the format of you new quiz show.

Question 3a - You should outline using notes and illustrations: (KC=ML/C)

i) the title of the show and a logo to advertise it

ii) the format of the show including the type of questions and rounds, etc.

iii) the design of the studio set and the Host of the show

iv) the prizes or rewards offered to the winners

v) the...

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