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OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Teaching Guide

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday March 01, 2017

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Radio, Radio Comedy, Television, Television Comedy

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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 and KS4 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 non-specialist staff, usually fresh from their teaching courses, with no Media Studies background.

Teaching This Unit

This resource pack contains everything necessary to teach 10 sessions that will prepare your students to respond to Section B of the OCR examination. Depending on your own levels of experience, expertise, confidence in both your teaching or in teaching this 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 thus unit in January 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 the session and substitute your own Loop activities, favourite/well-tried images/shows etc. that are suited to your teaching of this in [most likely] April of 2017, by when there may be far better examples of the points I am making. I would certainly be doing so with my own teaching groups.

For those of you who are new to Media teaching, then this Teacher Guide - alongside the Resource Pack Slides, Student Workbook, and Teaching...

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