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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Teaching Guide

Barry Rainsford | Thursday September 22, 2016

Categories: GCSE, Eduqas (WJEC) GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

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Purpose

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 20 sessions that will prepare your students to respond to the WJEC 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 from current print and radio media based on what has been available and accessible to me during the writing of this unit in August/September 2016. The examples are there because of my own frustrations in finding text books or ideas where there was no example given or the example was referred to but could not be found. The best way, of course, is for you to take the session and substitute your own front pages, radio news shows etc that are contemporary to your teaching of this in April/May of 2017 where 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 new to Media teaching, then this alongside the Slides, ...


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