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AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Mock Exam

Rob Miller | Friday July 15, 2016

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General Certificate of Secondary Education Summer 2017

Media Studies

Unit 1 Investigating the Media: Television Game Shows

A Specimen Paper developed by Edusites Media

Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • Use black ink or black ballpoint pen. You should use coloured pencils, fine liners and a ruler where appropriate.
  • Write the information required on the front of your answer book. The Examining Body for this paper is AQA.
  • Answer all tasks.
  • You should make sketches and diagrams to help develop your answers where appropriate.
  • Do all rough work in your answer book. Cross through any work that you do not want to be marked.
  • Label clearly your additional sheets. Make it clear which task each sheet relates to. Attach them securely to your answer book.
  • You may not bring your copy of the Pre Release Material, or any associated materials to this examination.


  • The marks for tasks are shown in brackets.
  • All tasks carry equal marks.
  • The maximum mark for this paper is 60.
  • You are reminded of the need for good English and clear presentation in your answers. Quality of written communication will be assessed.

Answer all tasks

You should spend 45 minutes on Q1 and Q2, and 45 minutes on Q3 and Q4. All tasks carry equal marks.


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)


We would like you to develop an idea for a new Television Game Show that can be marketed on a range of platforms. You need to think about:

  • who the target audience is in detail – both primary and secondary
  • the name of the show, presenter/s and range of contestants you will have
  • the theme or topic of your show
  • how you will market the television game show. (15 marks)



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