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Eduqas (WJEC) GCSE Media Studies: Unit 2: SSP Teacher SOL

Barry Rainsford | Sunday February 07, 2016

Categories: GCSE, Eduqas (WJEC) GCSE

All lessons refer to the Edusites Online Resource Slides on the GCSE Overview page

The Lessons

Lesson 1

Introduction: The Section A Exam

Slides 1-26


  • Knowledge : To Review Understanding the structure of the Eduqas examination
  • Learning : To build ideas of how to study set media products by applying skills acquired
  • Understanding : To develop understanding by analysis of the set products

Starter/Loop Activity (5 Minutes)

Slide 4 Task 1A Pupils asked to consider the question from the Lesson Resource: What kind of media product is this? How do we know? Students to write response (on post-it preferably), which will be used later.

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 6-8 Review the structure of the Eduqas examination and the requirement to study a set of media products prescribed by the examination board. Be clear that this work for the specific set products builds upon all they will have learned and the understanding they will have acquired and honed in Edusites Core Unit 1: Media Language and Core Unit 2: Representation as well as the skills they will acquire during the rest of this course. They must see the skills they acquired as transferable to the work here. I find that having diagrams of the structure of examinations on display really helps these ideas set in the students’ minds. Knowing how they will be assessed helps them with what will be assessed.

Construct the Learning (15 Minutes)

Slides 9-14 These slides review the exam structure of Paper 1 Section A, the subject of this unit. Remind them that we have already covered other set products assessed in Section A last term and highlighted on Slide 10. Slides 11-14 Outline the skills and ideas that Section A requires. Slide 15 introduces the studies on the two Bond...

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