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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 NEA SOL Teacher

Barry Rainsford | Saturday September 12, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2

The Lessons

Lesson One

Introduction What is NEA?

Slides 1-24


  • Knowledge : understand the structure of the NEA assessment tasks
  • Learning : build ideas of how to study to meet Assessment Objectives
  • Understanding : develop understanding by undertaking focused study of the demands

Starter/Loop Activity (5 minutes)

Slide 2 Task 1A Pupils asked to consider the question from the lesson resource what do you understand by research?

Prepare the Learning (10 Minutes)

Share the objectives. Remind students of the objectives we are working towards meeting, and that this unit is designed to help them prepare for the two papers of the examination and their NEA. Slides 2-7 Explain the structure of the Eduqas Advanced NEA and the requirement to research and construct media products prescribed by the examination board. Be clear that this work builds upon all they will have learned and the understanding they will have acquired and honed in Edusites Core Unit 7 Media language+ and Eduqas A Level Set products Unit 7 as well as the skills they will acquire during the rest of this course. They must see the skills they acquire as transferable to the work here

Construct the Learning (20 Minutes)

Slides 8-22 These slides cover the Eduqas A Level NEA structure and how the NEA products fit into this – the response to the brief required for completing the NEA tasks and the type of responses required. The key point here is to show them that these tasks involve understanding of the Media Framework, some elements of which we have already begun to cover in Edusites Core Unit 7 Media language+. Remind them that this is a five-term course and they are not in term 1 expected to be able to respond to all of the tasks or even to understand all of the elements of the framework. The Eduqas briefs are outlined with platforms to be selected. Point out that the Statement of Aims is vital. Research will be key in accessing the higher grades. Remind them...

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