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Legacy AQA GCSE Media Studies »

Richard Gent | Friday April 20, 2018

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Game Shows

2018 AQA GCSE Media Studies

Welcome to Edusites Media’s comprehensive resources and materials covering all aspects of the AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Specification (Summer 2018 Award).

Focussing on key areas of academic study we have everything covered. This includes a Teaching Pack with an in-depth scheme of work and teaching guide, student workbook (with images appendix), and online slides. We have also provided a comprehensive Mock Exam Pack for student assessment....[ read full article ] »


Understanding Reality TV »

Jeremy Orlebar | Monday March 01, 2010

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Reality TV, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

Andy Warhol predicted in 1968 that everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. Contemporary observers such as David Weinberger suggest that Internet technologies will make everyone famous to 15 people.  But Reality TV shows confirm to viewers that anyone can become famous to an audience of millions – well almost anyone… 

Genre

Reality television is a hybrid genre. It is like a documentary as it is a factual form concerned with investigating human behaviour and relationships...

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Understanding The Popular Press »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday October 08, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, News, Intro to News, Popular Press, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

What is The Popular Press?

Contents

  • definitions of media language associated with newspapers
  • codes and conventions
  • areas of study
  • classroom activities
  • front page examples
  • front page quiz
  • news values
  • regulation
  • institutions
  • representations
  • audiences
  • politics and the popular press

The Popular Press refers to mass circulation national newspapers, targeted at the popular end of the market. This includes The Sun, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, The Daily...

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Understanding Storyboarding »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday September 24, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Production Zone, Video Production, Skills, Television, Storyboarding, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Skills

A Level Storyboarding

Pre-production Item | Storyboard

Example Brief: Create a storyboard (and video trailer) for a TV Crime Drama

The pre-production brief is to create a storyboard. Students should create a storyboard that shows as much detail as possible including camera instructions with details of camera movement, shot duration, content, details of audio tracks and details of transitions between frames.

This guide opens with a screenshot of the first three frames of a...

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Understanding Popular Music on TV »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday September 24, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Music, Television, Pop Music on TV, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

Use the three image links above to access GEEVIDEO.com’s excellent archive of Pop Music on TV Clips. When you click on one of the movie clips, you will see a ‘Download Spamblocker’ advert - ignore this and click on the ‘skip’ option on top right hand corner of the screen. The video should then be ready to watch.

Anyone teaching pop music needs to ge their libary to order the fabulous comprehensive history of pop by Alan Parker called All You Need is Love. It’s coming out on...

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An Introduction to Situation Comedy »

Jeremy Orlebar | Monday June 15, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, Eduqas (WJEC) GCSE, Other Topics, Television, Situation Comedy, Television Situation Comedy

‘The focus of this examination is institutional/ scheduling issues and audience pleasures. These pages on sit-com provide a background only to the topic. The specific issues of institution/scheduling and audience pleasures in relation to sit-com will need to be taught separately.’

Brief Definition

The British TV sitcom is a television series that derives humour from the same characters in a fixed location exploring a variety of comic plotlines including...

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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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AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 3 Core: Media Audience »

Barry Rainsford | Monday May 21, 2018

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE

Guide Navigation

  • AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 3 Close Study Products
  • AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 3 Non-Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 3 Media Audience Teacher SOL
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • AQA Core Unit 3 Media Audience Introduction
    • AQA Core Unit 3 Media Audience Introduction Lesson 1: Introducing key ideas
    • AQA Core Unit 3...
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Approaches to Teaching New Spec GCSE Media Studies with Edusites »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday March 10, 2018

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, Eduqas (WJEC) GCSE, Advertising, Collective Identity, Games, Key Concepts, Introductory Resources, Intro to Media Audiences, Intro to Media Institutions, Intro to Media Languages, Intro to Media Representations, Audience Consumption & Platforms, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Production, Regulation, Representation & Stereotyping, Typeface & Typography, Understanding Media, Magazines, Music, New Media, News, New Spec, Posters, Print, Production Zone, Radio, Television, Theory, Feminist Theory, Gender Theory, Genre Theory , Media Theorists, Queer Theory, Race Theory, Representation Theory, Semiotic Theory, Website Analysis

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 A Level subject content.

Our GCSE Units begin at Unit 1 in Term 1 and continue to Unit 6 in Term 6.

The four areas of this theoretical framework, are:

  • Media Language: how the media through their forms, codes and conventions communicate meanings
  • ...
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New Spec AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies »

Barry Rainsford | Friday March 09, 2018

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, 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 making...
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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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Legacy AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Teaching Guide »

Barry Rainsford | Monday November 27, 2017

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Serial Drama

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.

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Slides (opens in new tab)
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Student Workbook
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Images Appendix

Purpose

This guide is...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 Controlled Assessment: Understanding the Media »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 24, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE

Assignment 1: Introduction to the Media

Topic: Moving Image

Key Concepts: Media Language and Audience (Students may also discuss Representation and Institutions)

This introductory assignment aims to introduce students to the analysis and interpretation of media texts through the analysis of media language and the application of media terminology. As an assignment that is introductory it is highly recommended that it is delivered before assignments 2 and 3 in year 1 of a 2...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 4 Controlled Assessment: Responding to a Brief »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 24, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE

Summer 2017

This is a guide to the 1st June 2016 published brief for summer 2017 assessment.

Campaign: Participate. Innovate. Create

The set brief for Unit 4 is changed annually (released in June on the AQA website one year before assessment) and is worth 90 marks. The live brief is on the ‘Secure Key Materials’ section of e-AQA and teachers will need a name and password from their exams office to access it and then download the brief. The teacher can contextualise the...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Teaching Guide »

Barry Rainsford | Friday August 05, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Game Shows

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Overview Planner
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Teaching Guide
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Slides (opens in new tab)
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Student Workbook
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Glossary

Purpose

This guide is intended to supplement the Overview, Slides, Student Workbook and Glossary (see above) as part of Edusites Media's support for the...[ read full article ] »

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...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Workshop »

Rob Miller | Wednesday June 29, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Game Shows

Book A Half or Full Day Workshop in Your School

Programme Details

  • Our full or half day, interactive, visually stimulating workshops introduce, boost or revise the study of TV Game Shows – commercially successful programmes that are split into a range of sub genres to appeal to the widest possible audience.
  • This workshop focuses exclusively on the topic for AQA GCSE 2017 summer examination by analysing form and format, genre and narrative, representation, audiences,...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Slides »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday June 25, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Game Shows

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Overview Planner
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Teaching Guide
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Slides (opens in new tab)
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Student Workbook
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Glossary

AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Slides

Click on the link below to open the slideshow.

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Slides...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Overview Planner »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday June 18, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Game Shows

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Overview Planner
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Teaching Guide
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Slides (opens in new tab)
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Student Workbook
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Glossary

Associated Resources

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Game Shows Overview Planner.pdf

Introduction for Teachers

Game Shows have grown to become a staple of most...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Glossary »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday June 02, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Game Shows

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Overview Planner
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Teaching Guide
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Slides (opens in new tab)
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Student Workbook
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Glossary

Using this Glossary

This glossary of terms is intended for use with Unit 1 of the Edusites work pack for the 2017 AQA GCSE Media Studies examination.

...[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Student Workbook »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday June 02, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Game Shows

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Overview Planner
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Teaching Guide
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Slides (opens in new tab)
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Student Workbook
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Glossary

Associated Resources

  • Game Show Storyboard Sheets (AQA-4810-W-TRB-PTGUSS.PDF)
  • Task 1A.docx

Introduction

This booklet is to support the preparation for...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Quiz »

Rob Miller | Wednesday June 01, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Television, Game Shows

  1. AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Quiz
  2. Click on the back button to return to Edusites Media when you’ve finished using the quiz.



AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fiction Films Teaching Guide »

Barry Rainsford | Monday April 11, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Film, Science Fiction

Guide Navigation

  • Overview.docx
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fiction Films Resource Pack
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fiction Films Student Workbook
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fiction Films Appendix
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fiction Films Glossary

Purpose

This guide is intended to supplement the Resource Pack, Student Workbook, Appendix and Glossary (see above) as part of Edusites Media’s support for the teaching of this AQA Media Studies Unit 1 examination...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies: Unit 2: CSP Student Workbook »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday February 04, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE

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.

To Media Students

This booklet is to support you in your preparation for the GCSE Media Studies Examination Papers 1 and 2 and the Non-Examination Assessment. This notebook comprises the theory and ideas from the...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies: Unit 2: CSP Teacher SOL »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday February 04, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE

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.

Approaches to teaching the AQA Content

At GCSE, the requirement for the AQA examination differentiates itself from the other boards in what are termed Close Study Products – a series of media products that...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Mock Exam Mark Scheme »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday January 26, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Serial Drama

AQA Unit 1: Investigating the Media

Serial TV Drama

A Mark Scheme to accompany the Specimen Paper

Question 1

1. Television Serial Dramas offer a range of benefits for TV channels:

  • they target a clear audience
  • they may feature or create a celebrity/character
  • they offer the capability to become an on-going franchise

Using examples from your research, develop the above points and add some of your own ideas, to explain why TV serial dramas are essential staples of TV channels....

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Mock Exam »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday January 26, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Serial Drama

AQA Unit 1: Investigating the Media

Serial TV Drama

A Specimen Paper developed by Edusites

Time allowed: 1 hour 30 minutes

Materials

For this paper, you must have:

  • AQA 8-page answer book
  • Clean copy of 48101/PM (enclosed)
  • A3 design sheet (enclosed)
  • Drawing and colouring materials

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...
[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Preliminary Material »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday January 26, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Serial Drama

Edusites Practice Examination Task

AQA Unit 1: Investigating the Media

Serial TV Drama

Summer 2018

Preliminary Material

Notice to candidates

The following brief has been issued to help you prepare for the examination in Unit 1 Investigating the Media.

This is practice for the material that will be released to you in April by AQA.

You will find that the Edusites AQA TV Serial Drama Unit will offer a great deal of help and support with preparing you for the examination.

...[ read full article ] »

AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 Media Representation Teacher SOL »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday December 31, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE

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.

Introduction

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...

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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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Legacy AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Slides »

Barry Rainsford | Monday November 30, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Serial Drama

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.

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Teaching Guide
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Student Workbook
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Images Appendix

Purpose

These slides are intended to...

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Legacy AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Images Appendix »

Richard Gent | Friday November 27, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Serial Drama

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.

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Teaching Guide
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Slides (opens in new tab)
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Student Workbook

Images Appendix to support...

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Legacy AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Student Workbook »

Barry Rainsford | Friday November 27, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Serial Drama

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.

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Teaching Guide
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Slides (opens in new tab)
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Serial Drama Images Appendix

Introduction

This booklet is...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fiction Films Quiz »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 15, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

  1. AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fiction Films Quiz
  2. Click on the back button to return to Edusites Media when you’ve finished using the quiz.



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.
  • ...
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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...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Interactive Science Fiction Films Resource »

Rob Miller | Friday August 21, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Advertising, Marketing, Film, Action Adventure, Comedy, Disaster Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Film Language, Film Promotion, Film Trailers, Horror, Independent Film, Mise-en-scene, Science Fiction, Social Realism, Thrillers, War, Key Concepts, Audience Consumption & Platforms, Digital Graphics, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Production, Representation & Stereotyping, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Understanding Key Skills, Understanding Key Topics, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, New Technologies, Skills, Textual Analysis, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, Television, Storyboarding, Website Analysis, Web Pages

Milan, Italy - January 26 2013: People of 501st Legion official costuming organisation take part in the Star Wars Parade wearing perfectly accurate costumes.

Welcome to this interactive resource on Science Fiction films, your Unit 1 examined topic that focuses on all areas of exam questioning. Use in conjunction with the Edusites Media Specimen Exam and Preliminary Material.

Have a look at some Science Fiction events around the country. Comic Cons have a reputation for...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 3 Exploring Media Industries Student Resource »

Rob Miller | Monday August 17, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Film, Film Industry, Key Concepts, Audience Consumption & Platforms, Audience, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Ownership, Media Language, Regulation, Magazines, New Media, Integration, New Technologies, Synergy

This resource is intended to be used in conjunction with the Unit 3 Mock Exam and Insert on the Edusites subject Overview page. Click on AQA GCSE MS Unit 3 Mock Exam (and Attachments for the Exam Insert).

Who is this?

I am thinking you may recognise this company?

I am certain you will be familiar with this 2015 film

The connection is that Jurassic World (2015) is produced and distributed by Universal Studios (they own the rights to the film and pay for all the...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Science Fiction Films Workshop »

Rob Miller | Friday July 10, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Consultancy and Workshops, Edusites Media Student & Teacher Workshops, Film, Science Fiction, Key Concepts, Audience Consumption & Platforms, Distribution, Exhibition, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Production, Regulation, Representation & Stereotyping, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics, Skills, Textual Analysis, Theory, Genre Theory

Book A Half or Full Day Workshop in Your School

Programme Details

  • Edusites Media provides visually dynamic, interactive Starter, Booster and Revision Courses on TV Science Fiction Films dedicated to, and focusing on specification requirements.
  • Students will analyse Science Fiction Films, both mainstream and independent linking with notions of genre hybridisation and institution.
  • Activities will include how to respond to a pitch e.g. marketing a new Science Fiction Film while...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 3 Media Audience Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Friday May 15, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE

Lesson 1

Introducing Key Ideas

Media audience is identified by your examination board as a significant part of the Media Framework. Learning about and understanding audience will enable you to apply the media framework in a much more sophisticated way. It enables you to create additional depth in your analysis of media products and the industry that creates them as well as adding real focus to your own NEA portfolio.

Learning about and then understanding media audience...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 3 Media Audience Teacher SOL »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday May 14, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE

Lesson 1: Introducing Key Ideas

Slides 1-13

Objectives:

  • Knowledge : To develop ideas about audience as part of the Core Framework
  • Learning : To build ideas of how to consider the impact of media on audience
  • Understanding : To develop understanding by analysis of examples

Starter/Loop Activity (5 minutes)

Slide 2 Task 1A Pupils asked to consider the question from the Lesson Resource: Cover of GQ magazine March 2018: what kind of media product is this? How do we know?

...

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AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) »

Barry Rainsford | Sunday April 19, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE

**Coming end April - we have delayed publishing to ensure our materials are in line with recent exam board specification updates**

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  • AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 Core: Media Representation
  • AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 Close Study Products

Files you will need for the lessons

  • New Spec AQA GCSE Media Studies: Unit 2: NEA SOL Teacher
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AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 Close Study Products »

Barry Rainsford | Sunday April 19, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE

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  • AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 Core: Media Representation
  • AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 Non-Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • New Spec AQA GCSE Media Studies: Unit 2: CSP Teacher SOL
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 CSP Lesson 1
    • AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 CSP Lesson 2
    • AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 CSP Lesson 3
    • ...
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AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 Core: Media Representation »

Barry Rainsford | Sunday April 19, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE

Guide Navigation

  • AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 Close Study Products
  • AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 Non-Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 Media Representation Teacher SOL
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • AQA Core Unit 2 Media Representation Introduction
    • AQA Core Unit 2 Media Representation Introduction Lesson 1
    • AQA Core Unit 2 Media...
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AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 1 Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) »

Barry Rainsford | Sunday April 19, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE

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  • AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 1 Core: Media Language
  • AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 1 Close Study Products

Files you will need for the lessons

  • New Spec AQA GCSE Media Studies: Unit 1: NEA SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • AQA Unit 1 of 6 Non Examined Assessment (NEA) Lesson 1
    • AQA Unit 1 of 6 Non Examined Assessment (NEA) Lesson 2
    • AQA Unit 1 of 6 Non Examined...
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AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 1 Close Study Products »

Barry Rainsford | Sunday April 19, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE

Guide Navigation

  • AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 1 Core: Media Language
  • AQA 8572 GCSE Media Studies Unit 1 Non-Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • New Spec AQA GCSE Media Studies: Unit 1: CSP SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • AQA Unit 1 of 6 Close Study Products (CSP) Lesson 1
    • AQA Unit 1 of 6 Close Study Products (CSP) Lesson 2
    • AQA Unit 1 of 6 Close Study...
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