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AQA GCSE Online Revision TV News »

Rob Miller | Monday December 01, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, News, More on News, Television

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What Do You Know About the Exam?

  • It is 1 ½ hours long.
  • You have to answer 4 tasks, each worth 15 marks – this means you need to spend 22 minutes equally on each question.
  • The tasks are both theoretical and practical – take a pencil, coloured pencils and a ruler into the exam with you.
  • You will be given a design sheet for the Creative Task – use it. You may be asked to design and annotate the Website Homepage of a new TV News Channel, or...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies TV News D/C Grade Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Friday October 31, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, News, More on News, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Task 1

Audience research suggests the target audience of TV News is changing because:

  • news is available on a range of different platforms and in different media.
  • there is increasingly a need to entertain a target audience as well as inform them.
  • multi-channel television means there is a broad range of competition.

Why do you think TV News struggles to reach its audience? Give examples to support your views.

(15 marks)

I don’t watch TV News myself but I know a lot of...

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OCR A2 Media Studies G325 Sec B Contemporary Media Issues: Global Media »

Rob Miller | Thursday March 20, 2014

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Media Language, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Globalisation, Integration, New Technologies, Synergy, User Generated Content, We Media, News, More on News, 24 Hour News, News Ownership, News Values

G325 Section B fundamentals initially need to be observed and factored into the teaching of this Contemporary Media Issue – two media forms must be referenced in equal measure by the student. There must also be a past, present and future element to the analysis but with emphasis on the present (the past must be used to give balance only and to contextualise an argument). Two main case studies minimum ideally need to be explored for each media form while others need to be...

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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,...
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WJEC AS Media Studies MS1 Representation of Events | The Philpott Tragedy 11th May 2012 »

Rob Miller | Tuesday April 30, 2013

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Key Concepts, Institutions, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, News, More on News, 24 Hour News, News Values, Popular Press

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On 11th May 2012, Jade, John, Jack, Jesse and Jayden Philpott were killed in a house fire at 18 Victory Road, Allenton, Derby. Their half-brother Duwayne Philpott died in hospital three days later – all children were aged between 5 and 13.

The fire was started by their father, Mick Philpott and his accomplice Paul Mosley in an attempt to frame his ex-girlfriend Lisa Willis who had recently left him, and to gain custody of their children.

It...

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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...

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The Impact of New / Digital Media 24 Hour News Case Study »

rlsmedia | Friday April 19, 2013

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Advertising, Viral Advertising, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, Community, History of the Internet, Mobile Phones, Public Vs Privacy, Communications, New Technologies, User Generated Content, We Media, News, More on News, 24 Hour News

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Why do you need to study this Unit?

  • In your final exam you will need to respond to an essay question in Section B of the paper.
  • You can either choose one on Representation using your case study which you will produce with your Media Studies teacher at some point in your course;
  • Or you can choose a question on the Impact of New/Digital Media.

For a Top Mark Question you need to:

  • The answer shows a confident and appropriate discussion and evaluation...
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Regional Newspapers | AQA MEST2 Creating Media »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday December 01, 2011

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Advertising, More on Advertising, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media, New Technologies, News, More on News, Regional News, Production Zone, Web Production

Associated Resources

MEST2 Coursework Overview 2011-12.ppt

All teacher-assessed marks to be returned to AQA by 10 January 2012 or 15 May 2012

Link: AQA MEST2 Briefs

Brief Two | Regional Newspapers

A regional newspaper is about to run a month long campaign promoting local sports. The newspaper has an online presence and is keen to use its website as a focus for information, as well as featuring a range of sports related features in its print product to broaden the reach of...

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BSkyB TakeOver News - Media Institutions in the UK - Update »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday March 31, 2011

Categories: Key Concepts, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Hot Entries, News, More on News, News Ownership

Rupert Murdoch, the man we love to hate, is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the global media empire News Corporation often known as News Corp. It is the world’s third-largest media conglomerate behind The Walt Disney Company and Time Warner. 

News Corporation is a publicly traded company listed on the US NASDAQ, with secondary listings on the Australian Securities Exchange.  At present, News Corporation is headquartered at 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Ave.),...

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AQA GCSE 2009/10 The Popular Press Scheme »

Jeremy Orlebar | Wednesday September 23, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, News, More on News, Popular Press, Other Topics

A Suggested Scheme of Work

This scheme of work is not in any way prescriptive, it is simply offered as a possible way in. It should be adapted and moulded to fit particular teachers, students and resources.

Exam

The 2010 Controlled Test is 50% of the total marks for the GCSE.
The Popular Press refers to mass circulation national newspapers, targeted at the popular end of the market including The Sun, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, The Daily Star, The...

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Understanding Newspapers in Year 7 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 7, News, More on News, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 2, we introduce the students to Newspaper and the students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by producing a newspaper or examples of key content.

Every sixth lesson the students sit a formal assessment and are awarded a National Curriculum level using our tailor-made assessment structure.

The skills are introduced by class demonstration, student mirroring the activity on their work stations and the key steps are supported with a range of...

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Media News Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: News, More on News, Other Topics

Digital Spy.co.uk Good site for latest entertainment and media news.

Media Guardian An excellent source of current information on Media, New Media and Jobs in the Media.




Large Newspaper Front Covers »

Richard Gent | Thursday May 28, 2009

Categories: News, More on News

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Sky News Media Pack »

Richard Gent | Thursday May 28, 2009

Categories: News, More on News

New Teaching Pack for Students Launched

...Study activities, Top Tips and a wealth of information for Media Studies students sent to schools and colleges across UK…

Sky News is launching a new classroom pack designed to be a study aid to media students and teachers in schools and colleges across the UK.


The pack, launched online and sent out to all the educational facilities teaching media courses in 2008/09, is designed with 14-18 year olds in mind and aims to...

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Newspaper Links »

Jeremy Orlebar | Tuesday May 05, 2009

Categories: News, More on News, Popular Press, Other Topics, Production Zone, Print Production, Web Production

British Newspaper Links

Newspaper Marketing Agency Ad campaigns and image archives

Newspaper Templates for Production Coursework

Sunday Newspaper Links

The Wapping Years & The Sun by The Guardian




Electronic News »

Jeremy Orlebar | Tuesday April 21, 2009

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, New Media, Digital Media, New Technologies, News, Intro to News, More on News

People get their news from many different outlets and not just one newspaper or radio or TV channel. It is not unusual for an individual to take a newspaper at home, read several online newspapers, watch BBC NEWS24, look at an alternative news website, get an RSS feed to a laptop, subscribe to news text messages sent to a mobile, subscribe to several news podcasts and contribute to a news blog – phew!

We still get most of our news from the traditional news providers. BBC...

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Unit 2 Brief for Local Newspaper »

Shirley Bierman | Monday February 16, 2009

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Nationals, News, More on News

Pre-Production and Planning for a Local Newspaper

Some ideas for teaching of this unit based on pre-production being a new local newspaper for 11-16 year olds.

AO1 Develop basic specific skills to use in text/visual based and audio/audio visual products

Two Text Visual Skills

Using Word write a 150 word leader for a newspaper story on a local story for a local paper that would appeal to a target audience of 11-16 (teacher and students to bring in examples of local...

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