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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 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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