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AQA GCSE Controlled Test Mock on Popular Press KLN

Keith Langton | Monday January 11, 2010

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Other Topics, Popular Press, Staffroom, Mocks

This exam is THREE HOURS in length.
All FOUR questions should be answered.
All of the questions are worth 25 marks, so you should spend an equal amount of time on each.
Include any rough design work or planning that you have produced during the exam – make sure your name is on any work that you hand in.

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Scenario Letter

News2U International Corp
Printer’s Devil Avenue
Offset-Litho
Inkshire
OL12 3KL

January 2010

Dear Colleague,

We desperately need your help as these are troubled times for the newspaper industry. To be honest with you, we have seen a falling readership in recent years which means that we need action, fast! As we sat here scratching our heads about our circulation figures, we thought that someone like you would be able to solve our problems – someone who has proved themselves over the past eighteen months.

We strongly believe that a new newspaper which appeals to teenagers will turn around our fortunes and solve our crisis. You will need to demonstrate that you have done your homework – done your research into the marketplace as it stand today and the history of newsprint – before we will be able to get the money-guys behind your ideas.

Show us that you know what you’re doing – read through the following information and come to our rescue with a new exciting and dynamic newspaper. You’ll need to hurry though, time’s ticking away and we need a solution like yesterday!

Best wishes,

Paul Waterhouse
CEO News2U

FOUNDATION TIER PAPER

Q.1 RESEARCH QUESTION (25 marks)

Explain how the readership differs for TWO of the following popular press newspapers:

  • The Sun
  • The Mirror
  • The Daily Mail
  • The Daily Express
  • The Star

In your answer you should consider:

  • The probable social class of the newspaper’s readership
  • The...

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