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OCR GCSE Action Adventure Mock Exam A* Exemplar Response 1

Rob Miller | Friday July 17, 2015

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Edusites Media Specimen Exam

Answer all questions – it is recommended you spend 1 hour on Section A in the Exam.

Section A is worth 50 Marks, the whole paper is worth 80 Marks.

Section A: Textual Analysis

Watch the Moving Image Extract.

  • You will have 3 minutes to read all the questions before the extract begins.
  • The extract will be screened 4 times.
  • For the first screening just watch, do not make any notes.
  • During the second screening take notes.
  • There will be a break for you to take further notes.
  • The extract will be screened a third time, followed by another short break.
  • There will be a fourth screening during which you can again take notes.
  • Ensure you strike through your notes with a diagonal line before the end of the exam.

The extract from is from the film Star Trek Into Darkness (Director J.J. Abrams, 2013). See YouTube clip below.

We are in San Francisco, the time is the future. Khan has just crashed the Vengeance (a space ship) into the city causing considerable damage in an attempt to destroy Starfleet headquarters. Spock has beamed down to give chase while McCoy discovers that Khan’s blood may save Kirk.

Characters in the extract:

Khan - A genetically engineered superhuman given the alias of Commander John Harrison, he is being chased.

Commander Spock - First Officer and Science Officer on the USS Enterprise. He is half Vulcan, half human. He is beamed down and is chasing Khan.

Bones McCoy - Chief Medical Officer on the USS Enterprise. He discovers that he can save Kirk’s life.

Captain James T. Kirk - Commanding Officer of the USS Enterprise. He initially appears as dead.

Nyota Uhura - Communications Officer on the USS Enterprise. She beams down and helps Spock fight Khan at the end of the sequence.

Lieutenant Dr Carol Marcus - Science Officer on the USS Enterprise. She is helping Bones save Kirk’s life.

1. Explain two ways in which the narrative (events and characters) in the extract fits into the...


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