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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Paper 2 Indicative Content

Morag Larsen | Tuesday November 08, 2016

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Section A – Television in the Global Age

Answer one question in this section. Each question is in two parts.

Option 1: Life On Mars and The Bridge

  • 1(a) To what extent can feminist viewpoints inform our reading of Life on Mars? [15]
  • 1(b) Discuss the impact of globalization on the economic success of The Bridge [15]  

Or,

Option 2: Humans and The Returned

  • 2(a) To what extent can feminist viewpoints inform our reading of Humans? [15]
  • 2(b) Discuss the impact of globalization on the economic success of The Returned [15]

Or,

Option 3: The Jinx and No Burqas Behind Bars

  • 3.(a) To what extent can feminist viewpoints inform our reading of The Jinx? [15]
  • 3 (b) Discuss the impact of globalization on the economic success of No Burqas Behind Bars [15]

Indicative content for questions 1a, 2a, 3a

The following content is for indicative purposes and not exhaustive – all valid responses should be rewarded.

General points

In addressing this question, candidates could explore the following ideas in relation to the set product:

  • Feminism and ideas of dominance and oppression (including patriarchy)
  • Gender as a construction, and shaped by socio-cultural and political factors
  • Gender roles and stereotyping

Different viewpoints such as liberal, socialist and radical feminism. Candidates should acknowledge there are different types of feminist viewpoints and could, in their responses, draw on comparisons between them such as:

  1. Radical feminism – focussed more on the rejection of the idea of gender, the separation of women from men, and that patriarchy is founded on the difference in biology between men and women. Men, for example, are physically stronger therefore women need to celebrate their own biological differences. 
  2. Socialist feminism – focussed on the financial and economic aspects of a woman’s position in society as a means to keep her in the subservient position. Socialist feminists believe that it is capitalism not just...

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