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OCR H409 A Level Media Studies NEA SOL Teacher

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday September 22, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

This is the First A Level OCR NEA Unit

The purpose of this unit is not to tell anyone ‘what you must do’ or ‘this is the way that you must do it’. The work here is based on over twenty years of teaching Media Studies at A level in a very large (2,500 pupils) urban comprehensive in what was once described as one of the most deprived areas in the UK. It is based both on my own teaching and in leading teams of non-specialist staff, usually fresh from their teaching courses, with no Media Studies background.

The Lesson Resource Slides contain everything necessary to teach sessions that will prepare your students to respond to the 2017 A Level NEA elements of OCR NEA. Depending on your own levels of experience, expertise, confidence in both your teaching or in teaching your specification, you may follow the sessions line by line or adapt the material to suit your needs and those of your students.

For each session, I have used examples readily available during the writing of the unit in Summer 2017. The examples are there because of my own frustrations in finding text books or ideas where there was no example given, or the example referred to could not be found. The best way, of course, is for you to take each session and, where desirable, substitute your own loop activities, favourite/well-tried images/shows etc. that are suited to your own personal style of teaching and you feel comfortable to demonstrate the points we need to make.

For those of you new to Media teaching, then this Teacher Guide - alongside the Online Lesson Slides, Student Resource Pack, and Teaching Overview - provide all that you need to get the job done. For those of you seeking fresh ideas or additional materials, then dip in and take what you need. For experienced staff who have been scouring the internet and posting on media forums debating the new specifications, which to select and how to teach them, then this puts a range of material in one handy...


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