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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...
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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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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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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...
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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 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 Mock Exams »

Richard Gent | Friday August 23, 2013

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

  • AQA GCSE MS Unit 3 Mock Exam
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 3 Mock Exam Attachments

 




AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Sec A Gatsby Static Image Sample Paper & Responses »

rlsmedia | Tuesday May 28, 2013

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Film, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, New Technologies, Synergy, User Generated Content, We Media, News, More on News, 24 Hour News, Popular Press, Admin, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Mocks

MEST3 Section A (40%)

1 hour including 15 minutes reading/viewing time (32 marks)

The first section will be based around unseen stimulus materials which may be print, e-media, audio or moving image based. The stimulus materials will be designed to be easily assimilated by candidates in the space of 15 minutes and there will be time for note-taking and essay planning. The materials will be chosen to raise issues about:

  • media concepts (form, representation, institutions,...
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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Sec A Olympics Static Image Sample Paper & Responses »

rlsmedia | Wednesday May 22, 2013

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, New Technologies, Postmodernism, User Generated Content, We Media, News, More on News, 24 Hour News, Popular Press, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Mocks

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MEST3 Section A (40%)

1 hour including 15 minutes reading/viewing time (32 marks)

The first section will be based around unseen stimulus materials which may be print, e-media, audio or moving image based. The stimulus materials will be designed to be easily assimilated by candidates in the space of 15 minutes and there will be time for note-taking and essay planning. The materials will be chosen to raise issues about:

  • media concepts (form,...
[ read full article ] »

AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Sec A Static Image Sample Paper & Responses »

rlsmedia | Tuesday April 30, 2013

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, New Technologies, Postmodernism, User Generated Content, We Media, News, More on News, 24 Hour News, Popular Press, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Mocks

Associated Resources

  • Static Image Sample The Sun.pdf
  • Static Image Sample Hackney Gazette.pdf

MEST3 Section A (40%)

1 hour including15 minutes reading/viewing time (32 marks)

The first section will be based around unseen stimulus materials which may be print, e-media, audio or moving image based. The stimulus materials will be designed to be easily assimilated by candidates in the space of 15 minutes and there will be time for note-taking and essay planning. The materials...

[ read full article ] »

AQA Media Studies MEST3 Exam Questions June 2010 »

Jeremy Orlebar | Monday June 21, 2010

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

Media Product One – The Game Play Trailer for Call of Duty

The trailer is the fourth instalment of the Call of Duty game series, which was released in the UK in November 2007. The trailer was widely available, including online and on television. It is a first person shooter game and can be played by a single player or as a multi-player online game. It is available on all main platforms, PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS.

The action is contemporary and is set in...

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AQA GCSE Controlled Test Mock on Popular Press KLN »

Keith Langton | Monday January 11, 2010

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Other Topics, Popular Press, Staffroom, Mocks

This exam is THREE HOURS in length.
All FOUR questions should be answered.
All of the questions are worth 25 marks, so you should spend an equal amount of time on each.
Include any rough design work or planning that you have produced during the exam – make sure your name is on any work that you hand in.

Associated Resources

Popular-Press-Mock-Exam.doc
Popular-Press-Mock-Exam-Scenario-Letter.doc
Popular-Press-Mock-Exam-Marking-Advice.doc...[ read full article ] »


Mock Downloads »

Richard Gent | Tuesday August 25, 2009

Categories: GCSE, Staffroom, Mocks

Comics Mock Exam.doc by Julie Hughes

Comics Mock Mark Scheme.doc by Julie Hughes

Sitcom Mock Foundation.doc by Keith Langton

Sitcom Mock Higher.doc by Keith Langton

Sitcom Mock Letter.doc by Keith Langton

Sitcom Mock Mark Scheme.doc by Keith Langton

Sitcom Mock Pack.zip by Keith Langton

Year 10 Key Concepts and Advertising Mock.doc by Keith Langton

Year 10 Film Posters Mock.doc by Dan Haycocks

Y10 Magazines Mock.doc by Dan Haycocks




AQA Controlled Test Marking The Quiz Shows Mock Exam »

Keith Langton | Friday August 21, 2009

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, Other Topics, Quiz Shows, Staffroom, Mocks

I have tried to break down the marking for each question for those people who need guidance on the value of individual bullet points / questions.

Most of the bullet points / questions I expect will be rolled together into one answer and so, as with much GCSE Media Studies marking, I would be thinking about marking the answers holistically – have a look at the table of marks out of 25 where I have suggested that a little bit either side of 50% should be good enough for a C...

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AQA Controlled Test Quiz Shows Mock Exam Intro Letter »

Keith Langton | Friday August 21, 2009

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, Other Topics, Quiz Shows, Staffroom, Mocks

Blockbuster Enterprises
Mastermind House
Quizoftheweek Road
Norwich
RU1 4 QZS

December 2008

Dear Media Student

Congratulations on reaching the final phase of your GCSE course. We know that the work has been difficult at times and possibly frustrating, but we hope that your two year’s work in the world of media has ultimately been rewarding.

The Final Challenge for you is possibly the most challenging yet – The Television Quiz Show exam!

We would like you to respond in...

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AQA Controlled Test Quiz Shows Mock Exam Paper Grade Descriptors »

Keith Langton | Friday August 21, 2009

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, Other Topics, Quiz Shows, Staffroom, Mocks

A Grade

An A / A* grade student will have realised how the history of television forms and influences the current programmes being broadcast at present. They will have a comprehensive knowledge of some significant quiz shows and the way in which the genre has developed over the years and will have considered possible developments in the future of broadcasting.

There will be clear evidence that ethical considerations and issues will have been discussed and some conclusions...

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AQA Controlled Test Quiz Shows Mock Exam Higher Paper »

Keith Langton | Friday August 21, 2009

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, Other Topics, Quiz Shows, Staffroom, Mocks

CT2009: TV Quiz ShowsMock exam paperHIGHER
Question 1History and Research
Question 2Key Concepts
Question 3Production Tasks
Question 4Evaluation / The Future

Question 1 – Describe the key conventions of the television quiz show. (25 marks)

You should discuss:
i) the Host (KC=ML/C)
ii) the contestants and how they are selected (KC=R)
iii) the questions that are asked / the rounds or structure of the show (KC=ML/C)
iv) the studio setting and (...

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AQA Controlled Test Quiz Shows Mock Exam Foundation Paper Keith Langton »

Keith Langton | Thursday July 09, 2009

Categories: GCSE, A Level, AQA A Level, Other Topics, Quiz Shows, Staffroom, Mocks

Question 1 – History and Research
Question 2 – Key Concepts: Audiences
Question 3 – Production Tasks
Question 4 – Scheduling

Question 1 – Describe the key conventions of the television quiz show. (25 marks)

You should discuss:

i) the Host (KC=ML/C)

ii) the contestants and how they are selected (KC=R)

iii) the questions that are asked / the rounds or structure of the show (KC=ML/C)

iv) the studio setting and (KC=ML/C)

v) the prizes that are offered. (KC=I)

Use...

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AQA Controlled Test Quiz Shows Mock Exam Jan Radnedge »

jradnedge | Wednesday June 24, 2009

Categories: GCSE, A Level, AQA A Level, Other Topics, Quiz Shows, Staffroom, Mocks

This is a prepared exam. This means that you have two weeks to research and prepare your answers. You will then have 1 ½ hours to carry out the tasks under supervision.  You will NOT be allowed to take any notes into the exam but you should make sure that you have pencils, colours, ruler, sharpener, eraser, highlighter, etc.

This is a 2-question mock exam. The real AQA GCSE Media Studies Controlled Test will have 4 tasks for you to complete.

Dear Media Student,

Quiz shows...

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Situation Comedy Controlled Test Mock Higher Tier Mark Scheme »

Keith Langton | Tuesday June 23, 2009

Categories: GCSE, A Level, AQA A Level, Other Topics, Situation Comedy, Staffroom, Mocks

TASK 1: History / Research Question (25 marks)

The focus for this Task on the Higher tier paper is how UK and US sitcoms have gone in different directions. In your classwork you may have covered the “cosy–domestic” British sitcom of the Terry and June or Ever Decreasing Circles format. Many of the US sitcoms that we have seen imported into the UK have been “star vehicles” for example Cybil (Shepard) or Ellen (DeGeneres) which somehow pretend to be based upon their...

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Situation Comedy Controlled Test Mock Foundation Tier Mark Scheme »

Keith Langton | Tuesday June 23, 2009

Categories: GCSE, A Level, AQA A Level, Other Topics, Situation Comedy, Staffroom, Mocks

TASK 1: History / Research Question (25 marks)

The key to this question is how the sitcom has changed since the 1960s when it first became a television staple. The thrust of the answer should identify the key conventions of the sitcom, for example: the consistency of setting and characters; the “no learning” rule which allows characters to make similar mistakes week after week; the canned laughter / laughter track - (see other notes).

A sensible approach might be to use...

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Sitcom Controlled Test Mock »

jradnedge | Thursday June 18, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Other Topics, Situation Comedy, Staffroom, Mocks

BTM TV

Memo


To: Creative Department Members

From: Managing Director

CC: Marketing Manager

Date: 3.12.07

Re: New Sit-com Commission


You may be aware that UKTV have been granted a digital broadcast licence for a new Comedy channel as from January 2008.

The main content of the channel will be classic comedy programmes and films from years gone by. They have managed to strike a deal with the BBC for many of their great classic sit-coms – a fantastic coup when you...

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Higher Sitcom Mock Controlled Test »

Keith Langton | Thursday June 18, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Other Topics, Situation Comedy, Staffroom, Mocks

Please read notes for Foundation tier marking and use in conjunction with the Higher tier notes below.

Marking The Papers

In writing this paper, I have assumed that you are using it to support and check the work that you have done in class. Without wishing to teach my grandmother to suck eggs, I think if you are intending to use this as an exam paper, you might want to work backwards. Read the papers at the start of your teaching and then try to cover the areas that “might...

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Situation Comedy Controlled Test Mock Higher Tier Page Two »

Keith Langton | Thursday June 18, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Other Topics, Situation Comedy, Staffroom, Mocks

1. History / Research Question (25 marks)

There has been a marked decline in the situation comedy genre since its heyday of the 1970s. Today there are very few comedy programmes that follow the traditional conventions of the situation comedy.

  • Use the research that you have done on at least THREE sitcoms to explain what the traditional conventions of the television sitcom are – ONE of your chosen sitcoms must be from the UK, ONE from the US and the third may be from either.
  • ...[ read full article ] »

Situation Comedy Controlled Test Mock Higher Tier Page One »

Keith Langton | Thursday June 18, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Other Topics, Situation Comedy, Staffroom, Mocks

The Laffter Stoodio
Nelson Mandela House
Sebastopol Terrace
Warmington-on-Sea
Craggy Island
TV11 8CT

 

 

 

 


Dear Colleague,

Here at The Laffter Stoodio, we have been looking at television situation comedies over the last four decades. Yes, there’s been some great series on television in the UK and “across the pond” in the United States and some fantastic comedy moments, but we want to do something new, which is why we’ve asked you to be involved in our new...

[ read full article ] »

Sitcom Controlled Test Higher Tier Mock »

Keith Langton | Thursday June 18, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Other Topics, Situation Comedy, Staffroom, Mocks

This is a Mock Exam paper written by Keith Langton to simulate the actual exam paper to be released by AQA in April 2008.

I would like to make it clear that I have no connection with the AQA Media Studies department and this paper is purely my own invention; it should NOT be taken as an indication of what will appear on the actual exam paper as I have no idea or information regarding the contents of that paper.

The questions contained herein should only be used as preparation...

[ read full article ] »

Foundation Sitcom Mock Controlled Test »

Keith Langton | Thursday June 18, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Other Topics, Situation Comedy, Staffroom, Mocks

Marking The Papers

In writing this paper, I have assumed that you are using it to support and check the work that you have done in class. Without wishing to teach my grandmother to suck eggs, I think if you are intending to use this as an exam paper, you might want to work backwards. Read the papers at the start of your teaching and then try to cover the areas that “might come up” in the Mock!

Again, I must emphasise that I have no connection with AQA Media Studies and...

[ read full article ] »

Situation Comedy Controlled Test Mock Foundation Tier Page Two »

Keith Langton | Thursday June 18, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Other Topics, Situation Comedy, Staffroom, Mocks

1. History / Research Question (25 marks)

There has been a marked decline in the situation comedy genre since its heyday of the 1970s. Today there are very few comedy programmes that follow the traditional conventions of the situation comedy.

  • Use the research that you have done on at least TWO sitcoms to demonstrate and explain what the traditional conventions of the television sitcom are and how the genre has developed and changed since the 1960s – you may use UK or US...
[ read full article ] »

Situation Comedy Controlled Test Mock Foundation Tier Page One »

Keith Langton | Thursday June 18, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Other Topics, Situation Comedy, Staffroom, Mocks

The Laffter Stoodio
Nelson Mandela House
Sebastopol Terrace
Warmington-on-Sea
Craggy Island
TV11 8CT

 

 

 

 


Dear Colleague,

Here at The Laffter Stoodio, we have been looking at television situation comedies over the last four decades. Yes, there’s been some great series on television in the UK and “across the pond” in the United States and some fantastic comedy moments, but we want to do something new, which is why we’ve asked you to be involved in our new...

[ read full article ] »

Sitcom Controlled Test Foundation Tier Mock »

Keith Langton | Thursday June 18, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Other Topics, Situation Comedy, Staffroom, Mocks

This is a Mock Exam paper written by Keith Langton to simulate the actual exam paper to be released by AQA in April 2008.

I would like to make it clear that I have no connection with the AQA Media Studies department and this paper is purely my own invention; it should NOT be taken as an indication of what will appear on the actual exam paper as I have no idea or information regarding the contents of that paper.

The questions contained herein should only be used as preparation...

[ read full article ] »

Comics Mock 2008 »

Emily Gent | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Comics, Other Topics, Staffroom, Mocks

WJEC GCSE Media Studies Section B Mock Exam


You should study the two comics on the separate sheet carefully. One is a story about Desperate Dan from the comic Dandy and the other is a page from Hunt Emerson’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’.


5. Choose one of the comics and explain how two of the following have been used. [10]

  • Frames
  • Links
  • Speech bubbles
  • Neologisms


6. Create a new comic which targets 15 year old girls or boys.

Task 1

Suggest a name for your new...

[ read full article ] »

Popular Music on TV Mock 2008 »

Emily Gent | Monday May 11, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Music, Other Topics, Pop Music on TV, Staffroom, Mocks

WJEC GCSE Media Studies Section A Mock Exam


After viewing the video tape which consists of extracts from the music programmes use the notes you have made to answer the following questions.

1. Choose one of the music programmes shown and explain how two of the following are used to interest audiences. [10]

  • Camera Shots
  • Editing
  • Special effects
  • Characters
  • Stories


2. Create a new music programme which targets young people.

Task 1

Suggest a name for your new Music Programme....[ read full article ] »


Music Press Mock Exam Two »

jradnedge | Monday May 11, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Music, Other Topics, Music Press, Music Press Mock Two, Staffroom, Mocks

Muso Mags Ltd

Memo
To: Creative and Design Staff
From: Managing Director
CC: Marketing Manager
Date: 30.11.06
Re: What next?

Colleagues,

I need your most creative and informed suggestions.

As a music publications company we have always tried to keep up with the preferences of our youthful and knowledgeable audience.

The last few months have seen some very significant developments in the world of Pop Music publicity. Some of our best loved institutions of Pop have...

[ read full article ] »

Music Press Mock Exam One »

Keith Langton | Monday May 11, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Music, Other Topics, Music Press, Music Press Mock One, Staffroom, Mocks

In this exam you are going to be asked to research the marketplace for a new UK music magazine. You will then be asked to identify a potential Target Audience for your new magazine and demonstrate design work to appeal to that Target Audience.

EACH QUESTION IS WORTH 25 MARKS.

YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THE QUESTIONS.

Question 1: History

  • How did the market for the music press in the UK change during the 1970s and 1980s?

Use the case histories of TWO successful UK music...

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