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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Teaching Guide

Barry Rainsford | Thursday April 20, 2017

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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

The main Resource Pack contain everything necessary to teach those 20 sessions and to prepare 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.

This booster material springs from the fact that the main Resource Pack is based around the concept of Teaching To The Top, something employed in my school very successfully. However, I understand that for some centres and some students, there is the need for an approach to some of the very challenging topics in this examination where a more obviously engaging session might be more useful in order to access the learning at a different pace, sessions where fast pace and high learning expectations are not the obvious drivers. Sessions where students might take a slower approach to some of the ideas or, instead, have their developing understanding reinforced by combining some of these 8 Booster Sessions with the challenges of the Resource Pack. If preferred some of these sessions can be used as alternate sessions to thos in the Resource Pack.


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