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OCR A Level Media Studies »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 18, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS

New OCR A Level Media Studies Resources

We are developing a series of new resources for the new GCSE and A Level Media Studies specs. These are likely to include an overview planner, teaching guide, online slides, student workbook and a glossary. We hope to start publishing them in June.

Legacy Resources

OCR AS Media Studies Textual Analysis and Representation (TV Drama) and Institutions and Audience

Welcome to Edusites Media’s comprehensive resources and materials link...

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AQA A Level Media Studies »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 18, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS

New AQA A Level Media Studies Resources

We are developing a series of new resources for the new GCSE and A Level Media Studies specs. These are likely to include an overview planner, teaching guide, online slides, student workbook and a glossary. We hope to start publishing them in June.

Legacy Resources

AQA AS Media Studies Text, Concepts and Contexts

Welcome to Edusites Media’s comprehensive resources and materials link covering every aspect of MEST1, Text, Concepts and...

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WJEC Eduqas A Level Media Studies »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 18, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies

New WJEC Eduqas A Level Media Studies Resources

We are developing a series of new resources for the new GCSE and A Level Media Studies specs. These are likely to include an overview planner, teaching guide, online slides, student workbook and a glossary. We hope to start publishing them in June.

Legacy Resources

WJEC AS Media Studies Representations and Responses

Welcome to Edusites Media’s comprehensive resources and materials link covering every aspect of MS1,...

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WJEC A Level Film Studies Overview »

Jeremy Orlebar | Friday November 19, 2010

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Film Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Film Studies

Resources for WJEC A Level Film Studies on MediaEdu

This page should provide you with an index to the information we have on MediaEdu which relates directly to WJEC A Level Film Studies.

This page also contains external links to support materials on the WJEC site.

Cinematic New Waves

Studying Tsotsi

Further Reading & Support

The primary source for authoritative information & support is the WJEC Film Studies website.

WJEC Film Studies GCE A/AS


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We Media Democracy and Convergence »

Jeremy Orlebar | Wednesday May 12, 2010

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, Key Concepts, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, We Media, Other Topics

The catch word for the digital world of new media is convergence. Convergence is the coming together of everything digital.

Definition

Any digital media can be transmitted by any suitable digital medium, such as a wifi broadband connection or mobile phone, so that all communications, text, audio, graphics, video, and broadcasting can be accessed instantly.

The iPhone, Blackberry or computer becomes a two-way communications module with access to the internet, email, social...

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OCR AS Media Studies Overview »

Jeremy Orlebar | Sunday September 06, 2009

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS

An Overview - Unit G322 Key Media Concepts

As this is a new course it is important to have an overview so that you know what you have let yourself in for.

OCR suggest that theory and coursework support each other and develop along side each other. The suggested learning time is that students receive 180 ‘guided learning hours’ per year. You could divide this half and half between class work and homework.

I think you have more control over quality and deadlines if as much...

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OCR AS Media Studies »

Jeremy Orlebar | Saturday September 05, 2009

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS

An Overview - Unit G322 Key Media Concepts

As this is a new course it is important to have an overview so that you know what you have let yourself in for.

OCR suggest that theory and coursework support each other and develop along side each other. The suggested learning time is that students receive 180 ‘guided learning hours’ per year. You could divide this half and half between class work and homework.

I think you have more control over quality and deadlines if as much...

[ read full article ] »

Understanding Regulation and Censorship »

Caroline Bagshaw | Thursday August 27, 2009

Categories: A Level, Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Understanding Key Topics

Why Regulate The Media?

The media now affects nearly every aspect of our lives.  It influences the products we consume, via advertising; our understanding of the world via news and documentary; our leisure via film and broadcast fiction and games; our methods of communication via the internet.  It is widely acknowledged that this dominance gives the media huge influence.

For example:

  • The Media Effects theory has achieved widespread acceptance by society.  This theory...
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WJEC AS Media Studies »

Jeremy Orlebar | Wednesday June 03, 2009

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies

An Overview

As with all the new specifications in Media A Levels there are 4 units.

AS has 2 units and A2 has 2 units.

MS1 or Unit 1 - The Exam

The WJEC Unit 1 is called MS1 and is 25 % of the complete 4 unit A level.

The AS UNIT 1 exam paper is 50% of the total AS mark. This is an externally assessed 2½ hour written paper on the topic of Media Representations and Responses.

MS1 is marked for 2 assessment objectives AO1 and AO2.

AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and...

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Media & Film Studies Blogs »

Richard Gent | Monday June 01, 2009

Categories: GCSE, Eduqas (WJEC) GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Film Studies, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Film Studies , WJEC AS Media Studies, Other Topics, Blogs

We Study Media by Rob McMinn

The Student Room & Media Studies

Setting up a Radio Station on Mediaed.org.uk

Modern Mechanix: examples of vintage advertising

Technorati on Ideology

Ideology for Kids: Decoding the Kremlin’s Website

The End of Cyberspace

Kinoeye on Media Studies

Bluegrass Film Society

Kids Gobble Up Interactive Junk Food Marketing

Continental Philosophy: Key Notes on Theorists

Dr. Mabuse’s Kaledio-scope: Four Models of Film/Media Blogging

Media Studies...

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Understanding Crime Drama »

Jeremy Orlebar | Saturday May 16, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Eduqas (WJEC) GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Film Studies, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Film Studies , WJEC AS Media Studies, Film, Crime Drama, Key Concepts, Genre, Other Topics, Television, Television Crime Drama, Television Drama

Television and film crime/cop drama is very popular with a wide audience. Crime Dramas seek to anchor the representations of all types of police officers, criminals and victims as ‘believable’ characters, with ‘realistic’ plot lines, set in urban locations.The genre has been taken up in the US under the heading of American Quality Televsion (AQT) - see under heading AQT.

Codes and Conventions

Crime dramas:

  • are constructed realities
  • depict constructed versions of...
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OCR H409 A Level Media Unit 8 Non Examined Assessment (NEA) »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday April 17, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

Guide Navigation

  • OCR H409 A Level Media Unit 8 Core: Media Representation+
  • OCR H409 A Level Media Unit 8 Set Products

Files you will need for the lessons

  • OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 NEA SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 NEA Introduction
    • OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 NEA Lesson 1
    • OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 NEA Lesson 2
    • OCR...
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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 8 Non Examined Assessment (NEA) »

Barry Rainsford | Monday April 16, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Guide Navigation

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 8 Core: Media Representation+
  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 8 Set Products

Files you will need for the lessons

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 NEA SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 NEA Introduction
    • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 NEA Lesson 1
    • Eduqas...
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AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Close Study Products »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday April 12, 2018

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level

Guide Navigation

  • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Core: Media Representation+
  • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Non-Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Exam SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • AQA A Level Media Studies Core Unit 8 Exam Introduction
    • AQA A Level Media Studies Core Unit 8 Exam Lesson 1
    • AQA A Level Media...
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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Set Products »

Barry Rainsford | Monday April 02, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Guide Navigation

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 8 Core: Media Representation+
  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 8 Non-Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Exam SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Exam Introduction
    • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8...
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Approaches to Teaching New Spec A Level Media Studies with Edusites »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday March 15, 2018

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Advertising, Key Concepts, Introductory Resources, Intro to Media Audiences, Intro to Media Institutions, Intro to Media Languages, Intro to Media Representations, Genre, Ideology, Narrative, Production, Regulation, Representation & Stereotyping, Typeface & Typography, Understanding Media, Magazines, Music, Music Video, New Media, Internet, Social Networking, News, New Spec, Radio, Television, Theory, Audience Theory, Feminist Theory, Gender Theory, Genre Theory , Media Theorists, Queer Theory, Representation Theory, Semiotic Theory

Commencing 2017 for 2019 Assessment

Each term we provide a Core Unit, with an Exam Specific Section (Close or Set Study Products), and a Non Examined Assessment (NEA) Section based on the Department for Education Media Studies GCSE subject content. (February 2016)

Our A Level Units begin at Unit 7 so that there is clear progression if an institution also uses our GCSE Media Studies Units 1-6. (February 2016)

The four areas of this theoretical framework, are:

  • Media...
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New Spec AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday March 14, 2018

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, New Spec

Files you will need for the lessons, added term by term, commencing 2017 for 2019 Assessment

Each Unit and section has the following materials for learning*:

  • A Teacher Scheme of Learning (SOL)
  • Online Slides to be projected for the whole class to see
  • A Student Workbook (can be cut and pasted from the online page into a booklet and printed for the students to work from. See ‘Create the Perfect Student Workbook’)
  • Student Workbook Appendix Images (printable pdf files for...
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New Spec OCR H409 A Level Media Studies »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday March 13, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, New Spec

OCR H009 AS Level useful link:

  • AS Level H009/01 Media Studies: Media Today Candidate Style Answers

Files you will need for the lessons, added term by term, commencing 2017 for 2019 Assessment

Each Unit and section has the following materials for learning*:

  • A Teacher Scheme of Learning (SOL)
  • Online Slides to be projected for the whole class to see
  • A Student Workbook (can be cut and pasted from the online page into a booklet and printed for the students to work from. See...
[ read full article ] »

OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Set Products »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday March 13, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

Guide Navigation

  • OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Core: Media Representation+
  • OCR H409 A Level Media Unit 8 Non Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Exam SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • OCR A Level Media Studies Core Unit 8 Exam Introduction
    • OCR A Level Media Studies Core Unit 8 Exam Lesson 1
    • OCR A Level Media...
[ read full article ] »

New Spec Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies »

Barry Rainsford | Monday March 12, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, New Spec

Files you will need for the lessons, added term by term, commencing 2017 for 2019 Assessment

Each Unit and section has the following materials for learning*:

  • A Teacher Scheme of Learning (SOL)
  • Online Slides to be projected for the whole class to see
  • A Student Workbook (can be cut and pasted from the online page into a booklet and printed for the students to work from. See ‘Create the Perfect Student Workbook’)
  • Student Workbook Appendix Images (printable pdf files for...
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How to create your Perfect Student Workbook »

Richard Gent | Sunday January 21, 2018

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, Eduqas (WJEC) GCSE, A Level, AQA A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, New Spec

Copy and paste from any of our online Student Workbooks to create your ‘Perfect Student Ready Workbook’ to handout ready for the term ahead.

The resources are presented in this format to allow students to easily annotate them and support them in developing their ideas and understanding of the subjects covered in a course.

The philosophy we have at Edusites is that knowledge only becomes understanding through practical application by doing the analysis and making your own...

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AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Core: Media Representation+ »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday December 21, 2017

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping

Guide Navigation

  • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Close Study Products
  • AQA 7572 A Level Media Unit 8 Non Examined Assessment (NEA) (Coming Soon)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Media Representation+ SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • AQA Core Unit 8 Media Representation+ Introduction
    • AQA Core Unit 8 Media Representation+ Lesson 1: The Study...
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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Core: Media Representation+ »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday December 21, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping

Guide Navigation

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 8 Set Products
  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 8 Non Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Media Representation+ SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • Eduqas (WJEC) Core Unit 8 Media Representation+ Introduction
    • Eduqas (WJEC) Core Unit 8 Media Representation+...
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OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Core: Media Representation+ »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday December 21, 2017

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping

Guide Navigation

  • OCR H409 A Level Media Unit 8 Set Products
  • OCR H409 A Level Media Unit 8 Non Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Media Representation+ SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • OCR Core Unit 8 Media Representation+ Introduction
    • OCR Core Unit 8 Media Representation+ Lesson 1
    • OCR Core Unit 8 Media Representation+...
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AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday November 07, 2017

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level

Guide Navigation

  • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Core: Media Language+
  • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Close Study Products

Files you will need for the lessons

  • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 NEA SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 NEA Introduction
    • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 NEA Lesson 1: AQA NEA Structure
    • AQA 7572 A Level...
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AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Close Study Products »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday November 01, 2017

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level

Guide Navigation

  • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Core: Media Language+
  • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Non-Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Exam SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Exam Introduction
    • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Exam Lesson 1: AQA Examination...
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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 7 Non Examined Assessment (NEA) »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday September 27, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Guide Navigation

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 7 Core: Media Language+
  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 7 Set Products

Files you will need for the lessons

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 NEA SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 NEA Introduction
    • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 NEA Lesson 1
    • Eduqas (WJEC)...
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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Set Products »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday September 27, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Guide Navigation

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 7 Core: Media Language+
  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 7 Non-Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Exam SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Exam Introduction
    • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Exam...
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OCR H409 A Level Media Unit 7 Set Products »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday September 19, 2017

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

Guide Navigation

  • OCR H409 A Level Media Unit 7 Core: Media Language+
  • OCR H409 A Level Media Unit 7 Non Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Exam SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • OCR A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Exam Introduction
    • OCR A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Exam Lesson 1
    • OCR A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Exam Lesson 2
    • ...
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OCR H409 A Level Media Unit 7 Non Examined Assessment (NEA) »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday September 19, 2017

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

Guide Navigation

  • OCR H409 A Level Media Unit 7 Core: Media Language+
  • OCR H409 A Level Media Unit 7 Set Products

Files you will need for the lessons

  • OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 NEA SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 NEA Introduction
    • OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 NEA Lesson 1
    • OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 NEA Lesson 2
    • OCR H409...
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OCR H409 A Level Media Unit 7 Core: Media Language+ »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday August 01, 2017

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

Guide Navigation

  • OCR H409 A Level Media Unit 7 Set Products
  • OCR H409 A Level Media Unit 7 Non Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Media Language+ SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • OCR Core Unit 7 Media Language+ Introduction
    • OCR Core Unit 7 Media Language+ Lesson 1
    • OCR Core Unit 7 Media Language+ Lesson 2
    • OCR Core Unit 7...
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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 7 Core: Media Language+ »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday August 01, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Guide Navigation

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 7 Set Products
  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 7 Non-Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Media Language+ SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • Eduqas (WJEC) Core Unit 7 Media Language+ Introduction
    • Eduqas (WJEC) Core Unit 7 Media Language+ Lesson 1
    • Eduqas (WJEC)...
[ read full article ] »

AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Core: Media Language+ »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday August 01, 2017

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level

Guide Navigation

  • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Close Study Products
  • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Non-Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • AQA 7572 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Media Language+ SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • AQA Core Unit 7 Media Language+ Introduction
    • AQA Core Unit 7 Media Language+ Lesson 1: Introduction to the Study of Media...
    [ read full article ] »

WJEC A2 Media Studies MS4 Television Pack »

Rob Miller | Tuesday January 24, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Television

Texts

  • The Night Manager (Ep. 2, Sunday 28th February 2016 BBC One 9pm)
  • Catchphrase (Saturday 9th July 2016 ITV1 7pm)
  • Black Mirror (Series 3, Episode 1: ‘White Christmas’, Tuesday 16th December 2014 C4 10pm)

The purpose of this pack is to provide a research platform for students and teachers of MS4. Students must choose carefully in the exam the question that best relates to the media industry and texts they have studied. Exam questions will be chosen from the following...

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OCR A2 Media Studies G324 Advanced Portfolio in Media Brief 10: Short Film »

Rob Miller | Monday October 17, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Film, Short Film, Key Concepts, Production, Production Zone, Video Production

A short film in its entirety, lasting approximately five minutes, which may be live action or animated or a combination of both, together with two of the following three options:

  • Poster for the film
  • Film magazine review page featuring the film
  • Radio trailer for the film

For this particular brief, it is important to remember that a Short Film is indeed a complete piece and differs in approach from an opening sequence or a trailer. Narrative needs to be fully realised at the...

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OCR AS G322 Section B: Institutions and Audiences | Teaching Music »

Rob Miller | Monday September 12, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Audience, Institutions, Music, Music Distribution, Music Industry, Music Promotion

Music is an audio-visual media industry studied in the same way as film, television and video games. Students need to have access to a range of case studies to draw upon, focusing in particular on one contemporary mainstream and one independent artist and also institutions.

This resource streamlines approaches, identifies past exam questions (with essay plan), recommends mainstream and independent case studies but also suggests a structure or platform in teaching the music...

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OCR AS G322 Section B: Institutions and Audiences | Teaching Video Games »

Rob Miller | Monday September 12, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Games, Computer Games, Video Games

Video Games are not new media – from Pong’s commercial release in 1972, the Video Games industry is 44 years old. Teachers and students importantly do not have to be gamers to fully understand the industry and to be able to apply key media studies concepts. However, students do need to have access to a range of case studies to draw upon, focusing in particular on one contemporary mainstream and one independent video game and also a sound understanding of audiences and...

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OCR AS G322 Section B: Institutions and Audiences | Teaching Film »

Rob Miller | Friday September 09, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Film, Independent Film, Mainstream, Key Concepts, Audience, Institutions

Teaching film can be daunting to a non-media specialist, but also challenging for an experienced teacher. Approaches need to cover all exam topic areas ensuring students have a range of case studies to draw upon and focusing in particular on one contemporary mainstream and one independent film.

It initially seems a lot to learn and a lot to teach. This resource streamlines approaches, identifies past exam questions, recommends mainstream and independent case studies but...

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2017 AQA AS Media Studies MEST2 Creating Media Assessment Brief One »

Rob Miller | Friday September 09, 2016

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS

The whole point of AQA AS Media Studies coursework is that students will be working to set briefs produced by AQA that are changed every two years. For 2017 assessment there are three briefs, this guide relates to Brief One.

The Little Picturehouse

On the brief there are three ‘Tasks’ reflecting three different media: Broadcasting, Print and E Media. For purposes of assessment, students only need to complete two linked tasks but they must evidence two media platforms. This...

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WJEC AS Media Studies MS1 Representation of Issues: Zero Hours Contracts & Social Class »

Rob Miller | Wednesday September 07, 2016

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping

Representation of issues refers to the way a range of media, across platforms, represents a particular issue. As a rule, issues tend to differentiate from events in that they are not simply ongoing but often reoccurring over time. Moral panics about body shape, diet and drinking culture but also the environment would be seen to be useful examples.

This resource will focus on two issues as covered by UK media - exploitation of the workforce including so-called ‘Zero...

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WJEC A2 Media Studies MS4 Film Pack: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Deadpool and Amy »

Rob Miller | Monday September 05, 2016

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Film

Films

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Deadpool (2016)
  • Amy (2015)

The purpose of this pack is to provide a research platform for students and teachers of MS4 by exploring all key potential exam areas of questioning – the three films are all contemporary, one is British and reflect the different ‘types’ of films consumed by global, and national audiences. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a high production value, globally distributed blockbuster, Deadpool is a medium...

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WJEC AS Media Studies MS1 Representation of Events: European Referendum & The Queen »

Rob Miller | Friday September 02, 2016

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping

EU Referendum

Representation of events refers to the way a range of media across platforms covers something that is deemed to be newsworthy or of interest to the public. This event can happen during one day e.g. celebrations when Queen Elizabeth II became the UK’s longest reigning monarch or panning out more over a period of time e.g. media reporting of the Ebola Outbreak or the Oscar Pistorius Trial. An event can become an issue, for example, the media coverage of the...

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2016 WJEC AS Media Studies MS1 Representations and Responses A* Exemplar Response Summer Exam »

Rob Miller | Friday September 02, 2016

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies

Time Allowed – 2 hours 30 minutes

Audio-visual extract

  • The audio-visual extract will be played three times.
  • For the first viewing just watch and listen.
  • During the second viewing you may make notes.
  • You will then be allowed ten minutes to make further notes and to think about your answers to the questions.
  • During the third and final viewing you may make additional notes.
  • You should spend approximately 50 minutes completing your answer to Question 1.

Study the opening...

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WJEC A2 Media Studies MS4 Advertising Pack »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 31, 2016

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Advertising

Campaigns

  • Green Party Election Campaign (2015-16)
  • Paddy Power Campaign (2014-16)
  • Protein World Campaign (2015-16)

The purpose of this pack is to provide a research platform for students and teachers of MS4 by exploring key exam question areas relating specifically to a question topic. Advertising can be problematic in relation to answering questions on Genre in Section A, for example, (dependent on campaign choice) but can often be a best fit for questions on Regulation in...

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OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Exam Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday March 05, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

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This is the NotePack for use with Edusites Unit 8 GCE A Level Media Studies. All of the notes refer to the content of this unit of work. They are designed to help you create a useful set of notes to help you with...

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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

Objectives

  • 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...

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Media Regulation »

Richard Gent | Monday January 11, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Community Q&A, Media Regulation, Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Regulation

I am looking to change the exam content that I currently teach in G325 from Media in the Online Age to Contemporary Media Regulations. Wondered if anyone had any good materials, case studies and a SOW for this unit. Thanks, Laura

I used this previously to do media regulation. Some case studies may be a bit out of date now (has to be in last 5 years) but hope you get the general gist. I love this topic so will help if needed further. The stuff is all in my dropbox link here....

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Using Theory in A Level Media Studies »

Antony Bateman | Tuesday January 05, 2016

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Edexcel A Level, Edexcel A2, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Key Concepts, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Theory, Application of Theory, Feminist Theory, Gender Theory, Postcolonial Theory, Poststructuralist Theory, Race Theory, Representation Theory, Structuralist Theory

There is a need in Media Studies, like all social sciences and critical subjects, to engage with theory and students should be encouraged to do so in their work. Using a theory is an effective way of a student demonstrating their understanding of the topic under discussion, adding weight to their arguments and undeniably lending gravitas to their answer. A key requirement in a successful Media Studies response is also to provide evidence of the validity of the arguments...

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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Media Representation+ Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Monday December 21, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Copyright © 2017 Edusites. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use within the subscribing school only. Copying or lending of any part of this document in any form or by any means to external bodies and / or individuals is prohibited.

Unit 8 Media Representation+

This is the NotePack for use with Edusites Unit 8 GCE A Level Media Studies. All of the notes refer to the content of this unit of work. They are designed to help you create a useful...

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OCR H409 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Media Representation+ Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Monday December 21, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

Copyright © 2017 Edusites. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use within the subscribing school only. Copying or lending of any part of this document in any form or by any means to external bodies and / or individuals is prohibited.

Unit 8 Media Representation+

This is the NotePack for use with Edusites Unit 8 GCE A Level Media Studies. All of the notes refer to the content of this unit of work. They are designed to help you create a useful...

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