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Exemplar OCR A2 Lesson Plan | Introducing G325 Section A

Rob Miller | Thursday November 13, 2014

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Admin, iTraining, Templates

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  • Edusites Lesson Plan Template.docx

NB. Please note this is a suggested template, your school may require a different layout.

Length of Lesson (minutes): 60
Lesson Title: Introducing G325 Section A - Q1a: Theoretical Evaluation of Production.


This lesson would take place typically in mid-February, after completion of the Advanced Portfolio in Media and as a last lesson before the weekend (the homework links directly to first lesson back) - coursework will be fresh in the minds of the students making it a good time to introduce. If the students and teacher feel however this may be lengthening the time spent on the Advanced Portfolio after recently completing an assessed, in-depth evaluation then Section B: Contemporary Media Issues can be introduced at this time, leaving Section A study for April/May.

Aims and Objectives

To introduce students to the requirements of G325 Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production, focusing on Q1a and to differentiate between the recently completed Advanced Portfolio Evaluation, and Section A of the summer exam which carries 50% assessment. Lesson outcomes will involve students being fully aware of the areas of questioning for Q1a and a basic understanding of Q1b with clear signposts to follow up work and independent learning.

Sequence of Activity/Resources

  • Open Q&A – what has been the most satisfying media artifact, as part of your Foundation or Advanced Portfolio that you have produced and why?  5 min
  • Plenary on Aims and Objectives explaining that in Section A of the summer exam, students are asked to apply core concepts and theory to all of their production work in Q1a and one specific piece in Q1b. Brief presentation (2 PPT slides) outlining Q1a structure – 30 minutes only on question (need for focus), evidence needed of progression from AS-A2, examples needed, 2/3 examples of applied theory, analysis and argument. Project Q1a topics, all linking with...

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