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Exemplar OCR GCSE Lesson Plan | Introducing B322 Section A Action Adventure

Rob Miller | Thursday November 13, 2014

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

Length of Lesson (minutes): 60
Lesson Title: Introducing B322 Section A – Action Adventure


This lesson would take place in either week 15, just after the Christmas Holidays as an introduction to the Section A topic or in week 25, just after the May Half Term (centres may decide to teach Section B TV Comedy later, or earlier than Action Adventure). It would be expected that pupils have had limited study of the genre but are competent in terms of moving image textual analysis and also the core GCSE Media Studies concepts of genre, narrative and representation.

Aims and Objectives

To introduce Action Adventure as a film study genre and what is expected of pupils in the summer exam. Pupils should know at the end of the lesson how to study Action Adventure films, how to apply core concepts and have a wider range of understanding of the range of texts available.

Sequence of Activity/Resources

  • Plenary – aims and objectives. 10 film exercise – every pupil writes down 10 action adventure films, teacher selects 4/5 pupils for feedback to the class while all pupils write down any films that haven’t noted down themselves. 5 min.
  • Open question – what action adventure hero and villain would you like to be and why? Again, teacher selects 4/5 different pupils for feedback. Pupils who haven’t responded to a question so far asked to name Propp’s 8 character roles – Hero, Villain, Princess, Her Father, False Hero, Donor, Despatcher, Helper. 5 min.
  • Distribute last year’s B322 exam paper with key question – how would your chosen action adventure film hero approach this paper e.g. James Bond would focus intensely on the exam as an Oxford University graduate, be studious, complete the paper in full and secure an A* while Jack Sparrow would refuse to take it, rear up and cut the paper...

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