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Legacy AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Teaching Guide

Barry Rainsford | Monday November 27, 2017

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Serial Drama

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  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Slides (opens in new tab)
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Student Workbook
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Images Appendix


This guide is intended to supplement the Slides, Student Workbook and Images Appendix (see above) as part of Edusites Media’s support for the teaching of this AQA Media Studies Unit 1 examination unit. The resource pack and this guide cover 21 sessions. If time is short, some of the sessions in each section can be covered more quickly by omitting some of the practical tasks and setting these for homework/revision or study leave as they are detailed in the student workbooks.

Teaching This Unit

The three elements - Slides, Student Workbook (including the Images) and this Teaching Guide – are designed to work together, with the teacher leading the sessions and presenting the learning resources and the students using the workbooks to supplement the lessons. If time is short then some of the practical tasks can be trimmed and set as homework or revision to be completed during study leave as the necessary proforma (and student guidance) are in the workbook. The workbook also contains self-study tasks for the students to help with their preparation for the Unit 1 examination.

We are assuming that students have covered the basic ideas in their work over the course – the Key Media Concepts and the meta-concepts of giving a basic understanding of the notion of genre, narrative, etc. We also assume that students have experience of constructing their own media products, analysing those of professional institutions and writing on media topics.

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