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AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Mock Exam Mark Scheme

Rob Miller | Monday July 18, 2016

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General Certificate of Secondary Education Summer 2017

AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 1: Investigating the Media

2017 Television Game Shows Sample Exam Mark Scheme

(For use with the Edusites Media Specimen Paper)

This mark scheme is underpinned by three Assessment Objectives, applied holistically to all 6 Levels:

  1. Knowledge and Understanding
  2. Research, Planning and Presentation
  3. Production and Evaluation

Task 1

Television Game Shows are split into a range of sub genres:

  • they can target a diverse audience
  • sometimes shows use star marketing
  • often audiences recognise the mise-en-scene

Using examples, and developing the above points plus some of your own ideas, explain why Television Game Shows are split into a range of sub genres. (15 marks)

Level 6 (13-15):

  • Candidates are expected to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of why television game shows are split into a range of sub genres using a wide range of examples (3-4). This should include recognition of a diverse range of audiences and how different sub genres target a demographic.
  • Candidates express their answers confidently using appropriate media language and terminology, referencing some theory e.g. the Uses and Gratifications Model to explain how different television game shows have a range of audience appeals.
  • Candidates may cross reference their responses 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 television game shows are split into a range of sub genres using a range of examples (2-3). This should include recognition of audiences and how different sub genres target a demographic.
  • The response is clearly expressed using mainly appropriate terminology with award given for an attempt to use theory correctly.
  • Responses may link to the brief.
  • Responses are communicated clearly using mainly accurate spelling, punctuation...

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