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OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Media Representation+ SOL Teacher

Barry Rainsford | Monday December 21, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

Lesson 1: Introduction

What is Representation?

Slides 1-14


  • Knowledge : To develop ideas about representation
  • Learning : To build ideas of how to study representation through product analysis
  • Understanding : To consolidate understanding by completing analysis of products

Starter/Loop Activity (5 Minutes)

Slide 2 Task 1A Pupils asked to consider the question from the Lesson Resource: TOWIE PR shot – what image is presented? Students to write response (in exercise books/folders).

Prepare the Learning (10 Minutes)

Slides 3-6 Share the objectives. Remind students of the objectives for the unit from your introductory lesson (support for planning your greeting lesson is in Intro Slides 1-13) we are working towards meeting, and that this unit is designed to help them prepare for the two papers of the examination and their NEA. Introduce the idea that this builds upon all they will have learned at GCSE (if taken) and the understanding they will have acquired and honed from Unit 7: Media Language+. They must see all their as skills as transferable to the work here.

Construct the Learning (20 Minutes)

Slides 5-7 Task 1B Introduce the concept of representation that will form the basis of our study this term. Slide 6 Stresses the very prominent nature of the concept as part of all elements of their examination and of their NEA. The task is a discussion of a key quote from bell hooks and a paired or group discussion is useful to elicit where their understanding is and their willingness to engage in debate with the topic.

Slide 8 Task 1C Follows up the discussion with a more accessible task that enables all to get involved. Use the feedback from Slide 9 and 10 to draw out responses from those who may have offered little in the first discussion about hooks. Slide 12 supports this. They must, over the next two years. acquire not just the terms but an understanding of what these terms are describing. They must use these terms in...

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