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AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fictions Films Preliminary Material

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 26, 2015

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

General Certificate of Secondary Education June 2016

Media Studies

Unit 1 Investigating the Media: Science Fiction Films

Edusites Media Sample Preliminary Material

To be opened and issued to candidates on or after Monday 25th April 2016

Notes to candidates

  • The following brief has been issued to help you prepare for the examination for Unit 1 Investigating the Media.
  • You are advised to read it carefully and use it to guide your preparation.
  • The preliminary material takes the form of a brief. In the examination you will be expected to respond in role to this brief.
  • In the examination you will be asked to complete four tasks

Guidance for the examination

  • You will need to use the knowledge and understanding you have gained about Science Fiction Films
  • You should take into the examination coloured pencils, fine liners and a ruler and use these where appropriate.
  • You should make sketches and diagrams to help develop your answers where appropriate.
  • You are not allowed to take this copy of the brief or any notes with you into the examination.
  • A clean copy of this brief will be included with the examination paper.

Vertigo Films
The Big Room
Studio 77 Fortress Road
London NW5 1AG


An Independent British Film Production Company and Distributor

We are a UK Film and Distribution company founded in 2002. We have produced (made) 28 films and distributed a further 38. Our films now span a range of genres but over the years we have been criticised for focusing on the British gangster film, targeting primarily a young male demographic.

In 2014 we released Pudsey: The Movie, a live action family comedy, in 2012 StreetDance 2, but it has been five years since our first science fiction project, the 2010 low budget monster film Monsters.

We are launching an online competition to develop ideas for a new science fiction film targeting a female demographic. In return the winner will be guaranteed a summer work placement at...

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