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Trips | Visits | Extra Activity Ideas »

Richard Gent | Thursday January 23, 2014

Categories: Other Topics, Teacher Zone, Admin, Staffroom, Visits & Trips for Media Studies, Ideas

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Warner Bros Studio Tour | The Making of Harry Potter in London

http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/

Sky Skills Studios in Isleworth, Middlesex

http://skills.sky.com/sky-skills-studios

Exhibitions in London

http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/whats-on.php?type=exhibition

A-Z of London Museums

http://www.londonnet.co.uk/ln/guide/about/museums.html

London Galleries

http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/gallery.php

The National Media Museum in Bradford

http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/...[ read full article ] »


WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Specimen Paper Mark Scheme »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 19, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News, Teacher Zone, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

Thinking about the Media – Investigating (Newspapers) and Planning (Radio News)

  • A01: Recall, select, and communicate their knowledge and understanding of media products and the contexts in which they are produced and consumed
  • A02: Analyse and respond to media texts/topics using media key concepts and appropriate terminology
  • A03: Demonstrate research, planning and presentational skills
  • A04: Construct and evaluate their own products using creative and technical skills

Question...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Exemplar A* Response »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 19, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News, Teacher Zone, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

Candidate Name:
Centre Number:
Candidate Number:

Media Studies

Unit 1 Thinking about the Media: Investigating and Planning

Monday 5th June 2017

Exemplar A* response developed by Edusites Media

2 hours 15 minutes

Section A (40) 38
Section B (40) 37
Total (80) 75

Additional Materials

Printed Resource Material 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

...[ read full article ] »

WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Mock Exam »

Rob Miller | Monday July 18, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News, Teacher Zone, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

Candidate Name:
Centre Number:
Candidate Number:

Media Studies

Unit 1 Thinking about the Media: Investigating and Planning

Monday 5th June 2017

A Specimen Paper developed by Edusites Media

2 hours 15 minutes

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

Additional Materials

Printed Resource Material for use with Section A:

  • Resource Material 1.docx
  • Resource Material 2.docx

Optional: coloured pens/pencils and rulers for use with Section B

Spare paper for notes (to be...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Exemplar A* Response »

Rob Miller | Monday July 18, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Teacher Zone, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks, Television, Game Shows

General Certificate of Secondary Education Summer 2017

Media Studies

Unit 1 Investigating the Media: Television Game Shows

A* Specimen Exam Response by Edusites Media

Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes

Instructions

  • Use black ink or black ballpoint pen. You should use coloured pencils, fine liners and a ruler where appropriate.
  • Write the information required on the front of your answer book. The Examining Body for this paper is AQA.
  • Answer all tasks.
  • You should make sketches and...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Mock Exam Mark Scheme »

Rob Miller | Monday July 18, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Teacher Zone, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks, Television, Game Shows

General Certificate of Secondary Education Summer 2017

AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 1: Investigating the Media

2017 Television Game Shows Sample Exam Mark Scheme

(For use with the Edusites Media Specimen Paper)

This mark scheme is underpinned by three Assessment Objectives, applied holistically to all 6 Levels:

  1. Knowledge and Understanding
  2. Research, Planning and Presentation
  3. Production and Evaluation

Task 1

Television Game Shows are split into a range of sub genres:

  • they can...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Mock Exam »

Rob Miller | Friday July 15, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Teacher Zone, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks, Television, Game Shows

General Certificate of Secondary Education Summer 2017

Media Studies

Unit 1 Investigating the Media: Television Game Shows

A Specimen Paper developed by Edusites Media

Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes

Instructions

  • Use black ink or black ballpoint pen. You should use coloured pencils, fine liners and a ruler where appropriate.
  • Write the information required on the front of your answer book. The Examining Body for this paper is AQA.
  • Answer all tasks.
  • You should make sketches...
[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Preliminary Material »

Rob Miller | Friday July 15, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Teacher Zone, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks, Television, Game Shows

General Certificate of Secondary Education June 2017

Media Studies

Unit 1 Investigating the Media: Television Game Shows

Edusites Media Sample Preliminary Material

Notes to candidates

  • The following brief has been issued to help you prepare for the examination for Unit 1 Investigating the Media.
  • You are advised to read it carefully and use it to guide your preparation.
  • The preliminary material takes the form of a brief. In the examination you will be expected to respond in...
[ read full article ] »

Cameras and Sound »

Richard Gent | Friday June 24, 2016

Categories: Community Q&A, Hardware, Key Concepts, Production, Production Zone, Video Production, Teacher Zone, Admin, iTraining, Procurement, Staffroom, Equipment

We’re offering the new Digital Media Technicals from September. Can anyone recommend any decent cameras that have a microphone jack? I would like to buy the microphone separately to ensure sound quality. Not being a hardware specialist, I am struggling with where to start. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks Hannah.

You will need to use DSLRs. I looked around at this for a while and that is the only really viable option. I would get a Canon D550/D600 (D600 has movable...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Film Trailers and Film Posters Specimen Paper Mark Scheme »

Rob Miller | Friday December 04, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Film, Film Analysis, Film Language, Film Trailers, Hot Entries, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Poster Design, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

Thinking about the Media – Investigating (Film Trailers) and Planning (Film Posters)

  • A01: Recall, select, and communicate their knowledge and understanding of media products and the contexts in which they are produced and consumed
  • A02: Analyse and respond to media texts/topics using media key concepts and appropriate terminology
  • A03: Demonstrate research, planning and presentational skills
  • A04: Construct and evaluate their own products using creative and technical skills
...[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fiction Films Mock Exam Mark Scheme »

Rob Miller | Friday December 04, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Film, Science Fiction, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

General Certificate of Secondary Education Summer 2016

Media Studies

2016 Sample Exam Mark Scheme

Science Fiction Films

Task 1

We think Science Fiction Films are commercially successful because:

  • they are high production value escapist entertainment
  • they often hybridise with other genres
  • they have an existing fan base that consume Science Fiction media on a range of platforms.

Develop the above points and also explain why you think Science Fiction films are commercially...

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Equipment Permission Form »

Richard Gent | Tuesday November 17, 2015

Categories: Community Q&A, Hardware, Admin, iTraining, Templates, Staffroom, Equipment

Do you know if anyone has a loan agreement for students to sign when borrowing school equipment? I want to be able to lend out our drone / GoPro etc and be covered if it gets broken / lost. Many thanks, David

Here is a form we created some time ago. It’s addressed to parents, which may be a better idea. Hope this helps.

  • Equipment Permission Form

Get involved!

If you have a question or an answer you would like including please contact us by clicking on the Edusites Media...

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Hardware »

Richard Gent | Thursday November 05, 2015

Categories: Community Q&A, Hardware, Admin, Staffroom, Equipment

I wonder if you could ask the community for advice on basic equipment for setting up a Media department in terms of hardware. I am currently running CIE AS and A2 and hoping to move to AQA GCSE in the near future as well. At present, I have a homemade green screen and a Sony camcorder. That is it. I have a very limited budget. Thanks, Holly

If she is swapping to AQA, the brief gives the option of doing a magazine and a website so she would need very little equipment for this....

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Print Production Software »

Richard Gent | Tuesday November 03, 2015

Categories: Community Q&A, Magazine Production, Admin, Staffroom, Contribute

I currently teach OCR Media Studies A Level and we complete the music magazine brief for our Foundation Portfolio. Currently, we use Publisher to produce our magazines and our OCR moderator report has suggested we upgrade our technology. Do you have any experience of InDesign and is it the best software to go for this type of work? I have a limited budget and want to make sure that I am spending it in the correct way. Additionally, if you know of an alternative that you think...

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Film Editing Software »

Richard Gent | Tuesday November 03, 2015

Categories: Community Q&A, Film Editing, Admin, Staffroom, Contribute

We would like to purchase Final Cut for our Mac suite. We have a limited budget. Does anyone know where we can buy this software for about 5 computers and how much it should cost? If not, what would colleagues recommend for Year 13 film editing which is affordable? Many thanks, Rebecca

It is approx. £200 from the Mac App store. If you buy 20+ then it is half price discount. We got 20 for £2000 - a lot of money, but we had the budget last year. So for 5 it would be £1000. If...

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Primary & Secondary Research »

Richard Gent | Monday October 19, 2015

Categories: Community Q&A, Primary & Secondary Research, Admin, Staffroom, Contribute

I was wondering if you could offer me any advice about websites, journals or books that my A2 students can use to support their critical investigation. The exam board has suggested that we need to expand our secondary research away from the internet. Do you have any advice about how they can access more academic resources? Many thanks, Pip

Google Scholar is great for articles on specific subjects in students’ topic areas, even if it is an extract or PDF. Sonia Livingstone’s...

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OCR AS Media G322 Sec A Textual Analysis and Representation TV Drama A Grade Gender Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Monday September 28, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Skills, Textual Analysis, Television, Television Drama, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

  • You will be allowed two minutes to read the question for Section A before the extract is screened.
  • The extract will be screened four times.
  • First screening: watch the extract; you must not take notes.
  • Second screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making.
  • Third and fourth screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making after the third and fourth screenings.
  • You must write your notes for Section A...
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OCR AS Media G322 Sec A Textual Analysis and Representation TV Drama Sexuality A Grade Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 22, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Skills, Textual Analysis, Television, Television Drama, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

  • You will be allowed two minutes to read the question for Section A before the extract is screened.
  • The extract will be screened four times.
  • First screening: watch the extract; you must not take notes.
  • Second screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making.
  • Third and fourth screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making after the third and fourth screenings.
  • You must write your notes for Section A...
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OCR AS Media G322 Sec A Textual Analysis and Representation TV Drama Ethnicity A Grade Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Monday September 21, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Skills, Textual Analysis, Television, Television Drama, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

  • You will be allowed two minutes to read the question for Section A before the extract is screened.
  • The extract will be screened four times.
  • First screening: watch the extract; you must not take notes.
  • Second screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making.
  • Third and fourth screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making after the third and fourth screenings.
  • You must write your notes for Section A...
[ read full article ] »

OCR AS Media G322 Sec A Textual Analysis and Representation TV Drama Age A Grade Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Thursday September 17, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Skills, Textual Analysis, Television, Television Drama, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

  • You will be allowed two minutes to read the question for Section A before the extract is screened.
  • The extract will be screened four times.
  • First screening: watch the extract; you must not take notes.
  • Second screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making.
  • Third and fourth screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making after the third and fourth screenings.
  • You must write your notes for Section A...
[ read full article ] »

AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Video Games & Identities Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Friday August 28, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Section A Unseen (30/32)

You must read the information provided for Section A in detail. You will shown two media products three times and given 15 minutes to study and make notes on the two texts. These notes will not be marked during the assessment process. You must spend 45 minutes answering the three compulsory questions in detail.

Clips

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjbF_rNGR08
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvoD7ehZPcM

The first clip is a trailer for the action...

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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Identities and the Media Sec B Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Friday August 28, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Section B (46/48)

“We are defined by the Media we use.” How does your case study suggest that audiences use the media to construct their own identity?

Identity is the way we see ourselves and in turn the way different groups in society see us. I will be using the representation of the male hero in film as a case study platform to develop a response to this question while also exploring notions of audience active and passive consumption of media, important in understanding...

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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Sec A UKIP Labour Party Extended Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 27, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Section A Unseen (32/32)

You must read the information provided for Section A in detail. You will be given approximately 15 minutes to study and make notes on the two texts. These notes will not be marked during the assessment process. You must spend 45 minutes answering the three compulsory questions in detail.

Clips

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt9uDZF24x8
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41_zFHcG1R0

The first clip is a UKIP Party Electoral Broadcast entitled...

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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Sec A BGT Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 27, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Gossip Magazines, New Media, Synergy, Television, Reality TV, Television Industry, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Section A Unseen (32/32)

You must read the information provided for Section A in great detail. You will be given approximately 15 minutes to study and make notes on the two texts. These notes will not be marked during the assessment process. You must spend 45 minutes answering the three compulsory questions in detail.

Clips

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9aXhfT1pfs
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdZL_UyBpWU

The first clip is from Britain’s Got Talent, first broadcast...

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

Rob Miller | Thursday August 27, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Film, Film Analysis, Film Language, Film Trailers, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Poster Design, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Mocks

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

General

  • Write...
[ read full article ] »

WJEC GCSE Media Studies Film Trailers and Film Posters Mock Exam »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 27, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Film, Film Analysis, Film Language, Film Trailers, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Poster Design, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

Candidate Name:
Centre Number:
Candidate Number:

Media Studies

Unit 1 Thinking about the Media: Investigating and Planning

Monday 6th June 2016

A Specimen Paper 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

General

  • Write your...
[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fictions Films Exemplar A* Response »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 26, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Film, Science Fiction, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

General Certificate of Secondary Education Summer 2016

Media Studies

Unit 1 Investigating the Media: Science Fiction Films

Tuesday 24th May 2016: 2pm to 3.30pm

Exemplar A* response developed by Edusites Media

Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes

Instructions

  • Use black ink or black ballpoint pen. You should use coloured pencils, fine liners and a ruler where appropriate.
  • Write the information required on the front of your answer book. The Examining Body for this paper is AQA.
  • ...
[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fictions Films Preliminary Material »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 26, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Film, Science Fiction, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

General Certificate of Secondary Education June 2016

Media Studies

Unit 1 Investigating the Media: Science Fiction Films

Edusites Media Sample Preliminary Material

To be opened and issued to candidates on or after Monday 25th April 2016

Notes to candidates

  • The following brief has been issued to help you prepare for the examination for Unit 1 Investigating the Media.
  • You are advised to read it carefully and use it to guide your preparation.
  • The preliminary material takes the...
[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fictions Films Mock Exam »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 26, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Film, Science Fiction, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

General Certificate of Secondary Education Summer 2016

Media Studies

Unit 1 Investigating the Media: Science Fiction Films

Tuesday 24th May 2016: 2pm to 3.30pm

A Specimen Paper developed by Edusites Media

Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes

Instructions

  • Use black ink or black ballpoint pen. You should use coloured pencils, fine liners and a ruler where appropriate.
  • Write the information required on the front of your answer book. The Examining Body for this paper is AQA.
  • Answer...
[ read full article ] »

CCEA GCE Moving Image Arts AS2 Critical Response »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 20, 2015

Categories: A Level, CCEA A Level, CCEA AS, Film, Film Analysis, Film Language, Key Concepts, Genre, Media Language, Skills, Textual Analysis, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Welcome to the externally assessed online exam unit of the CCEA Moving Image Arts AS qualification. You will be taking a 90 minute exam that is worth 30% of the AS qualification – in the exam you respond to unseen moving image clips.

Key Points

1. You answer three questions based on unseen clips: two based on live action film sequences, one on an animated sequence.

Close Up: The Shining (1980)

Medium Shot: Frozen (2013)

2. The questions are based on you analysing a...

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OCR GCSE TV Comedy Mock Exam Exemplar Response 2 »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 21, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Hot Entries, Television, Television Comedy, Theory, Audience Theory, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Edusites Media Sample Exemplar (Extended): Section B Television and/or Radio Comedy

You are advised to spend 45 minutes on this Section.

The total number of marks for this section is 30.

Answer both parts of this question using comedy programmes you have studied.

4. (a)  Explain, in detail why one comedy programme was chosen by one channel and scheduled at one time on one day.

Write the details of your programme in the box below.    (15)

Mock The Week has been...

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OCR GCSE TV Comedy Mock Exam Exemplar Response 1 »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 21, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Hot Entries, Television, Television Comedy, Theory, Audience Theory, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Edusites Media Sample Exemplar (Extended): Section B Television and/or Radio Comedy

You are advised to spend 45 minutes on this Section.

The total number of marks for this section is 30.

Answer both parts of this question using comedy programmes you have studied.

4. (a)  Explain, in detail why one comedy programme was chosen by one channel and scheduled at one time on one day.

Write the details of your programme in the box below.    (15)

Russell Howard’s Good News...

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OCR GCSE Action Adventure Mock Exam A* Exemplar Response 2 »

Rob Miller | Sunday July 19, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Mise-en-scene, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Edusites Media Specimen Exam

Answer all questions – it is recommended you spend 1 hour on Section A in the Exam.

Section A is worth 50 Marks, the whole paper is worth 80 Marks.

Section A: Textual Analysis

Watch the Moving Image Extract.

  • You will have 3 minutes to read all the questions before the extract begins.
  • The extract will be screened 4 times.
  • For the first screening just watch, do not make any notes.
  • During the second screening take notes.
  • There will be a break...
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OCR GCSE Action Adventure Mock Exam A* Exemplar Response 1 »

Rob Miller | Friday July 17, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Mise-en-scene, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Edusites Media Specimen Exam

Answer all questions – it is recommended you spend 1 hour on Section A in the Exam.

Section A is worth 50 Marks, the whole paper is worth 80 Marks.

Section A: Textual Analysis

Watch the Moving Image Extract.

  • You will have 3 minutes to read all the questions before the extract begins.
  • The extract will be screened 4 times.
  • For the first screening just watch, do not make any notes.
  • During the second screening take notes.
  • There will be a break...
[ read full article ] »

BTEC L2 Creative Media Production & BTEC L3 Creative Digital Media Production Workshops »

Rob Miller | Tuesday June 16, 2015

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Firsts, BTEC Firsts, Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production, Teacher Zone, Admin, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, iTraining Workshops, Procurement, Staffroom

Half or Full Day Creative Media Production Courses in Your School

Programme Details

Although we have workshops and revision sessions listed below, we would also be thrilled to offer you a more bespoke package. This can be based on year groups, classes or one-to-one student led or can be based on either exam / internal assessment, theory or practical work.

We are also keen to work with teachers and departments and can offer CPD for your subject specific needs.

Our...

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OCR G325 A2 Media Studies Section A 1b Music Magazine Essay Plan: Genre »

Richard Gent | Wednesday March 25, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Genre, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music, The Press, Admin, Staffroom, Essay Plans

Analyse Genre in one of your Coursework Productions

“I will be analysing the front page, contents page and double page spread of my music magazine which formed part of my Foundation Portfolio in Media. In class, we studied genre and hybridisation in existing music magazines such as XXL, The Source, Kerrang!, Q, NME, Rock Sound and online magazines such as We Love Pop and Drowned in Sound. This enabled us to fully understand how genre can be applied to our own...

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OCR G325 A2 Media Section A 1b Music Magazine Essay Plan: Representation »

Rob Miller | Wednesday March 25, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Admin, Staffroom, Essay Plans

Analyse Representation in one of your Coursework Productions

“I will be analysing the front page, contents page and double page spread of my music magazine which formed part of my Foundation Portfolio in Media. In class, we studied representation in existing music magazines such as XXL, The Source, Kerrang!, Q, NME, Rock Sound and online magazines such as We Love Pop and Drowned in Sound. This enabled us to fully understand how representation can be applied to our own...

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OCR G325 A2 Media Studies Section A 1b Music Magazine Essay Plan: Narrative »

Rob Miller | Wednesday March 25, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Narrative, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Admin, Staffroom, Essay Plans

Analyse Narrative in one of your Coursework Productions

“I will be analysing the front page, contents page and double page spread of my music magazine which formed part of my Foundation Portfolio in Media. In class, we studied narrative in existing music magazines such as XXL, The Source, Kerrang!, Q, NME, Rock Sound and online magazines such as We Love Pop and Drowned in Sound. This enabled us to fully understand how narrative can be applied to our own productions”.

...[ read full article ] »

OCR G325 A2 Media Studies Section A 1b Essay Plan: Narrative »

Rob Miller | Friday March 20, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Narrative, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Essay Plans

Analyse Narrative in one of your Coursework Productions

“I will be analysing my thriller opening sequence which I filmed and edited as my main task which formed part of my Foundation Portfolio in Media. In class, we studied narrative in existing Thriller films such as Psycho, Seven, Man with the Golden Arm, Taken 3, Skyfall and Escape Plan. This enabled us to fully understand how narrative can be applied to our own productions”.

Plan/Structure – Discuss Narrative...

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OCR G325 A2 Media Studies Section A 1b Essay Plan: Language »

Rob Miller | Friday March 20, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Media Language, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Essay Plans

Analyse use of Media Language in one of your Coursework Productions

“I will be analysing my thriller opening sequence which I filmed and edited as my main task which formed part of my Foundation Portfolio in Media. In class, we studied media language in existing Thrillers such as Seven, Psycho, Taken 3, Skyfall and Escape Plan. This enabled us to fully understand how cinematography, mise-en-scene, composition, editing and sound could be applied to our own productions to...

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OCR G325 A2 Media Studies Section A 1b Essay Plan: Representation »

Rob Miller | Friday March 20, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Hot Entries, Theory, Representation Theory, Admin, Staffroom, Essay Plans

Analyse Representation in one of your Coursework Productions

“I will be analysing my music video which I filmed and edited as my main task which formed part of my Advanced Portfolio in Media. In class, we studied representation in existing music videos such as Doug Walker’s low production value British independent ‘The Mystery’, Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed a Girl’, Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s ‘Telephone’, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Lego House’, and Jay-Z and Alicia...

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OCR G325 A2 Media Studies Section A 1b Essay Plan: Genre »

Rob Miller | Friday March 20, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Genre, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Hot Entries, Theory, Genre Theory , Admin, Staffroom, Essay Plans

Analyse Genre in one of your Coursework Productions

“I will be analysing my thriller opening sequence which I filmed and edited as my main task which formed part of my Foundation Portfolio in Media. In class, we studied genre in existing Thrillers such as Psycho, Seven, Man with the Golden Arm, Taken 3 and to learn about genre hybridisation - Skyfall and Escape Plan. This enabled us to fully understand how genre can be applied to our own productions”.

  • Example early...
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OCR G325 A2 Media Studies Section A 1b Essay Plan: Audience »

Rob Miller | Friday March 20, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Audience, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Hot Entries, Theory, Audience Theory, Admin, Staffroom, Essay Plans

Analyse Audience in one of your Coursework Productions

“I will be analysing my thriller opening sequence which I filmed and edited as my main task which formed part of my Foundation Portfolio in Media. In class, we studied audience and audience theory in existing Thrillers such as Taken 3, Seven, Psycho, the hybrid thriller Skyfall and Escape Plan. This enabled us to fully understand how theories of audience can be applied to our own productions”.

  • Acknowledge that,...
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AQA Media Studies MEST3 The Impact of New/Digital Media Sec B Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Thursday March 05, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

“New and digital media offers media producers different ways of reaching audiences”. Consider how and why media producers are using these techniques.

Exemplar A-B Grade Essay 37/48 (needs more in-depth reference to examples)

David Gauntlett first referred to the concept of the prosumer in reference to media consumers who are both producers, and consumers of media. This is relevant to the question as it allows us to understand the relationship between audiences and...

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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Identities and the Media Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Thursday March 05, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Collective Identity, National Identity, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Does the Media Control the Construction of Identity?

Exemplar A Grade Essay 40/48 (more on the role of digital media needed)

Before answering this question, the concept of identity needs to be explained – I will be focusing on British National Identity but identities and the media can include self representation (how British you perceive yourself), collective identity in terms of how Britishness can be categorised in homogenous ways, dominant and marginalised...

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Media Studies Revision Workshops »

Rob Miller | Thursday January 08, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Consultancy and Workshops, Revision Workshops, Admin, Staffroom

Introduction

Welcome to Edusites Media’s Media Studies Revision Workshops link. Here you will find a range of workshops which can be tailored to your individual needs, whether at GCSE, AS or A2 or WJEC, AQA or OCR. To see an overview of all our Media Studies Workshops and CPD please click here.

We also run workshops and CPD for GCSE and A Level Film Studies via FilmEdu, our dedicated support site for Film.

Click on the links below for further information on our Media...

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Exemplar AQA AS Lesson Plan | Introduction to Identities and the Media »

Rob Miller | Wednesday December 03, 2014

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Collective Identity, Intro into Identities, Hot Entries, Admin, iTraining, Templates

Associated Resources

  • Edusites Lesson Plan Template.docx

NB. Please note this is a suggested template, your school may require a different layout.

Length of Lesson (minutes): 60
Lesson Title: An Introduction to Identities and the Media

Context

This lesson would take place typically in mid-February, after completion of MEST4: Media Research and Production and serve as an introduction to a topic new to the AQA A2 Media Studies Specification. The lesson, and topic will allow...

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Media Language and Demonstrating Progress »

Natalie Griffiths | Monday December 01, 2014

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Key Concepts, Media Language, Hot Entries, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, Admin, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching

This lesson is pitched to AS media levels E- B grade, it was delivered in line with AQA examination board (levels indicated below in brackets link to the students’ target grades).

Learning Objective: To confidently analyse media texts using media language

Success Criteria

  • All: Identify genre conventions
  • A-C grade: Discuss genre codes – technical, symbolic and cultural
  • A-C grade: Debate gender representations
  • A grade: Consider the impact of gender representations

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Exemplar BTEC L2 Lesson Plan | Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product »

Rob Miller | Monday December 01, 2014

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, Production Zone, Video Production, Admin, iTraining, Templates

Associated Resources

  • Edusites Lesson Plan Template.docx

NB. Please note this is a suggested template, your school may require a different layout.

Length of Lesson (minutes): 60
Lesson Title: Introduction to Unit 2: Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product

Context

This unit could typically be delivered 2 weeks before the October half term to allow pupils/students the opportunity of fine-tuning their pitches. It is internally assessed and should represent 30-guided...

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AQA A Level Media Studies Coursework Exemplar: Female Fragrance Advertising »

Emily Lang | Wednesday November 19, 2014

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Advertising, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

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Teacher’s Comment

The print campaign (see ‘Associated Resources’ below) was produced on magazine weight glossy paper and the quality has not come through on the scan. However, the student undertook a considerable amount of photography to produce this work with the candidate taking up to 40 shots per advert to get the look she wanted. The work achieved full marks for the production despite the ‘night’ advert being weaker than the rest and the marks...

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