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OCR GCSE Media Studies B324 Production Portfolio: Print Brief

Rob Miller | Thursday November 21, 2013

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Controlled Assessment (30% of GCSE): Print Brief (Print Advertising)

B324 is the more creative, production based Controlled Assessment as part of the OCR GCSE Media Studies course – if taught over two years it is recommended that the pupils start B324 in year 11 allowing for 10 weeks minimum (dependent on weekly contact time) to complete the project which comprises 30% of the qualification (see example Year 2 Mini SOW below). OCR recommends 25-30 hours but 30 hours maximum. If the course is taught over 1 year then B324 will be the final Controlled Assessment.

Year 2 Mini Scheme of Work


Week 1: Feedback on Year 1 - Quiz on Core Concepts

Week 2: Introduction to Action Adventure Films

Week 3: Textual Analysis and Character/Events (Q1) - Action Adventure Films

Week 4: Close Textual Analysis - Genre (Q2)

Week 5: Close Textual Analysis - Genre (Q2)

Week 6: Representation in Action Adventure (Q3)

Week 7: Introduction to B324 - Research and Planning

Week 8-9: B324 Planning and Researching Production Portfolio - print Based Advertising Campaign - Clothing Range

Week 10-13: B324 Production and Construction

Week 14: Evaluation/Commentary - Production Portfolio


Week 15-16: Evaluation/Commentary - Production Portfolio

Week 17-19: Introduction to history of BBC Radio Comedy - linking with TV Comedy. The Mighty Boosh / Little Britain / Deadringers / Flight of the Conchords ? League of Gentlemen. START CASE STUDIES (see below)

Week 20: Complete contemporary case studies - The News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, Loose Ends (Scheduling, Audience Appeals, Institutional Factors underpinning production)

Half Term

Week 21-22: Revision TV Comedy (Year 1): Outnumbered, IT Crowd, Gavin and Stacey, Miranda. Introduction / History / Timeline TV Comedy (all sub genres)

Week 23-25: Focus Case Studies x2: Miranda / Outnumbered (Scheduling, Audience Appeals, Institutional Factors underpinning...

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