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OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Exam SOL Teacher

Barry Rainsford | Saturday March 05, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

The Lessons

Lesson 1: Introduction

Reviewing the OCR Exam

Slides 1-21


  • Knowledge : To review the structure of the OCR examination
  • Learning : To build ideas of how to study set products to meet Assessment Objectives
  • Understanding : To develop understanding of the set Paper 1 Section B products

Starter/Loop Activity (5 Minutes)

Slide 2 Task 1A Pupils asked to consider the question from the Lesson Resource: BIG ISSUE Morrissey. Cover Students to write response (on post-it preferably), which will be used later.

Prepare the Learning (10 Minutes)

Share the objectives. Remind students of the objectives we are working towards meeting, and that this unit is designed to help them prepare for the two Component Papers of the examination and to support learning for their NEA.

Slides 4-10 Review the structure of the OCR examination and the requirement to study a set of media products prescribed by the examination board. Be clear that this work for the specific set products builds upon all they will have learned and the understanding they will have acquired and honed in Edusites Core Unit: Media Language+ and Edusites Core Unit: Media Representation+. They will also acquire deeper understanding during the rest of this course. They must see the skills they acquire as transferable to the work here and review the work in the light of future learning in the course. I find that having diagrams of the structure of examinations on display really helps these ideas set in the students’ minds. Knowing how they will be assessed helps them with what will be assessed.

Construct the Learning (20 Minutes)

Slides 10-18 These slides cover Section B and how the set products fit into this – where they will be required for completing the examination tasks and the type of responses required. Remind them that this is a five-term course and they are not expected to be able to answer all of the tasks to the required depth, or even to understand...

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