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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Film Trailers and Film Posters Exemplar A* Response

Rob Miller | Thursday August 27, 2015

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Candidate Name:
Centre Number:
Candidate Number:

Media Studies

Unit 1 Thinking about the Media: Investigating and Planning

Monday 6th June 2016

Exemplar A* response developed by Edusites Media

2 hours 15 minutes

Section A (40)
Section B (40)
Total (80)

Additional Materials

Audio-visual resource for use with Section A
Optional: coloured pens/pencils and rulers for use with Section B
Spare paper for notes (to be provided by centre)

Instructions to Candidates


  • Write your name, centre number and candidate number in the spaces at the top of this page.
  • Answer all questions in Section A and Section B
  • Write your answers in the spaces provided in this booklet.

Viewing the DVD extract for Section A (one extract = two trailers)

  • You will be given 5 minutes to read through the questions in Section A. You will be shown the DVD extract for the first time. You must not make notes.
  • You will watch the DVD extract for a second time. This time you will be allowed to make notes.
  • You will be allowed 10 minutes to make any further notes and to think about the answers to the questions.
  • You will watch the extract for a third and final time.
  • You will be allowed the remaining time (approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, depending on the length of extract) to complete the examination.

Informtion for Candidates

The number of marks is given in brackets at the end of each question or part-question.
You are reminded of the need for clear and accurate written communication.

Section A: Thinking about the Media - Investigating Film Trailers (40 Marks)

The DVD extract consists of two trailers, one for The World’s End (2013) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n__1Y-N5tQk and one for The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZyz2Zp6mCc

After viewing the extract, use your notes to answer the following questions

Answer the questions in this Answer Book.
All questions and tasks are repeated for you in the Answer Book (if supplied)



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