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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, 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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Edexcel A Level Media Studies »

Rob Miller | Wednesday October 07, 2015

Categories: A Level, Edexcel A Level

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 GCE in Media: Communication and Production is a vocational A Level that is available in both single and double award formats. Units deliver work related contexts that allow learners to progress on to further training or appropriate employment within media sectors.

The single award comprises six equally weighted units while the double award comprises twelve equally weighted units. The learner has the opportunity of developing creative and practical...

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Edexcel AS Media Communication and Production: Unit 1 Industries, Texts and Audiences »

Rob Miller | Wednesday October 07, 2015

Categories: A Level, Edexcel A Level, Edexcel AS

Unit 1 is internally assessed. It is recommended that the assignment content links with what the learners are producing in the other two AS units.

Focus must be placed on vocational learning. This is a unit where students build a portfolio of work, helping to understand about media industries, but also to inform their own production work.

There needs to be a broad based study of one media industry, this resource focuses on Film.

The unit content will be in the form of...

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Edexcel A2 Media Communication and Production: Unit 4 Research & Development »

Rob Miller | Thursday October 01, 2015

Categories: A Level, Edexcel A Level, Edexcel A2

Unit 4 is internally assessed and externally moderated. The unit requires learners to produce a range of ideas for a media production.

  1. The ideas need to be developed in response to a Brief.
  2. Each idea x3 should be initially researched for its practicality and viability.
  3. After initial research a preferred option will be chosen with justification based on primary and secondary research findings – then more detailed research will be undertaken.
  4. A pitch will be produced which...
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