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OCR GCSE Media Studies »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 18, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Overviews

2017 OCR GCSE Media Studies




Understanding TV Comedy »

Jeremy Orlebar | Tuesday April 27, 2010

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Other Topics, Moving Images, Television, Situation Comedy, Television Comedy, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

Finally in Year One you should start the class thinking about the topic for the B question in the exam. The current topic is TV comedy.

Individuals need to make their own study of this topic depending on their own consumption of the many varieties of TV comedy, so that they have a thorough knowledge of at least two different texts and preferably three. Gervais in Extras might be a way of looking at postmodern comedy

ACTIVITIES

INSTITUTIONS & AUDIENCES

Before looking at...

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Understanding OCR GCSE Media Studies »

Jeremy Orlebar | Monday April 26, 2010

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE

UNITS B321, B322 or B323, and B324

There are three units designed as a two year GCSE with the emphasis on practical work.

Unit B321: The Individual Media Studies Portfolio

This is a Controlled Assessment unit, internally assessed and externally moderated.

It is essential that Centres set assignments that make use of TWO media within this Unit ~ ie if two texts are compared in the same media format in the theory element, then the supporting practical exercise must be in a...

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An Introduction to Situation Comedy »

Jeremy Orlebar | Monday June 15, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, 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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OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Teaching Guide »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday March 01, 2017

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Radio, Radio Comedy, Television, Television Comedy

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Glossary

Purpose

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...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Teaching Guide »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday February 09, 2017

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Magazines, Teenage & Lifestyle Magazines

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Glossary

Purpose

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...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Teaching Guide »

Barry Rainsford | Monday November 21, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Film Language

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  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Glossary

Purpose

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...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies TV Comedy Quiz »

Rob Miller | Thursday September 01, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Television, Television Comedy

  1. OCR GCSE Media Studies TV Comedy Quiz
  2. Click on the back button to return to Edusites Media when you’ve finished using the quiz.



Simpsons Case Study »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 30, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Television, Television Comedy

The long running Simpsons has been seen to be ‘prophetic’ in its predicting of key events in the same way the 1960s Paramount TV series Star Trek made predictions within a science fiction narrative that have gone on to become science fact. Arguably, The Simpsons predicted Pokemon Go. Bart was seen in one episode in a tree house with his phone with Pokemons running around the garden and long before the 2015 episode, ‘Trumptastic Voyage’ predicted that Donald Trump...

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Misfits Case Study »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 30, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Television, Television Comedy

Misfits is a situation comedy about young offenders who are sent to work on a community service program. Initially sitcom conventions and stereotypes are evident: exaggerated characters, familiar locations and each character with their own storyline; however, Misfits offers a set of unique selling points (USPs). This allows the programme to deviate from convention that is one of the key audience appeals for its young, educated target audience.

For example, each episode...

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Miranda Case Study »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 30, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Television, Television Comedy

Miranda was originally broadcast on BBC Two in 2009 before being moving to the more mainstream channel BBC One in 2012 where it finished its run in 2015. 3 series were broadcast in total, plus specials with a total of 20 episodes and achieving critical and commercial success. Due to the range of locations and the often physical sequences, Miranda was filmed using a multiple-camera set up - following the codes and conventions of the situation comedy genre.

Star marketing...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Student Workbook »

Barry Rainsford | Monday June 27, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Radio, Radio Comedy, Television, Television Comedy

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Glossary

Introduction

This booklet is to support the preparation for the Section B unit examination for OCR GCSE Media Studies. This workbook will enable you to work...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Overview Planner »

Barry Rainsford | Monday June 27, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Radio, Radio Comedy, Television, Television Comedy

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Glossary

Associated Resources

  • OCR Television or Radio Comedy Overview Planner 2017.pdf

Introduction for Teachers

TV/RADIO COMEDY is a staple of media broadcasting. A...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Slides »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday June 23, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Radio, Radio Comedy, Television, Television Comedy

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Glossary

OCR GCSE Media Studies TV/Radio Comedy Slides

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  • OCR GCSE Media Studies TV/Radio Comedy



OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Student Workbook »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday June 21, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Glossary

Introduction

This booklet is to support the preparation for the Section A unit examination for OCR GCSE Media. This workbook will enable you to work through the series of...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Overview Planner »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday June 21, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Glossary

Associated Resources

  • Overview Planner.pdf

Introduction for Teachers

Action Adventure is a staple of media output. A hybrid genre evolved from the Bond films of the late...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Glossary »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday June 21, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Film Language, Key Concepts, Media Language

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Glossary

Using this Glossary

This glossary of terms is intended for use with the above resources for the 2017 OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film examination.

Purpose

To...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Slides »

Barry Rainsford | Friday June 17, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Film Language

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Glossary

OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure Film Slides

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Action Adventure, TV and Radio Comedy Workshop »

Rob Miller | Wednesday June 15, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Hot Entries, Radio, Radio Comedy, Television, Television Comedy

Book A Half or Full Day Workshop in Your School

Programme Details

  • Edusites Media provides visually dynamic, interactive Courses on Action Adventure, TV and Radio Comedy dedicated to, and focusing on specification requirements.
  • Students will analyse Action Adventure films for B322 Section A linking with characters, representation and stereotyping, genre conventions and technical elements – sound, editing, mise-en-scene and camerawork.
  • Students will also explore for Section B...
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OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Glossary »

Barry Rainsford | Monday June 06, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Magazines, Teenage & Lifestyle Magazines

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Glossary

Using this Glossary

This glossary of terms is intended for use with the EDUSITES work pack for the Summer 2017 GCSE Media examination.

Purpose

To support your understanding of key...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Student Workbook »

Barry Rainsford | Monday June 06, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Magazines, Teenage & Lifestyle Magazines

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Glossary

Introduction

This booklet is to support the preparation for the Section A unit examination for OCR GCSE Media Studies. This workbook will enable you to work through the series of...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Overview Planner »

Barry Rainsford | Monday June 06, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Magazines, Teenage & Lifestyle Magazines

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Glossary

Associated Resources

  • OCR Lifestyle Overview Planner 2017.pdf

Introduction for Teachers

Lifestyle magazine publishing is a staple of media output. A genre evolved from a long...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Slides »

Barry Rainsford | Monday June 06, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Magazines, Teenage & Lifestyle Magazines

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Glossary

OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Slides

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  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines



OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Glossary »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday June 01, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Radio, Radio Comedy, Television, Television Comedy

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Television/Radio Comedy Glossary

Using this Glossary

This glossary of terms is intended for use with the EDUSITES work pack for the Summer 2017 GCSE Media examination.

Purpose

To support your...

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OCR GCSE B323 Print Mock Exam & Marking Instructions »

Barry Rainsford | Monday May 23, 2016

Categories: KS3, GCSE, OCR GCSE




OCR GCSE B322 Moving Image Mock Exam & Marking Instructions »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday May 19, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE




OCR GCSE TV Comedy Mock Exam Exemplar Response 2 »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 21, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Hot Entries, Television, Television Comedy, Theory, Audience Theory, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Edusites Media Sample Exemplar (Extended): Section B Television and/or Radio Comedy

You are advised to spend 45 minutes on this Section.

The total number of marks for this section is 30.

Answer both parts of this question using comedy programmes you have studied.

4. (a)  Explain, in detail why one comedy programme was chosen by one channel and scheduled at one time on one day.

Write the details of your programme in the box below.    (15)

Mock The Week has been...

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OCR GCSE TV Comedy Mock Exam Exemplar Response 1 »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 21, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Hot Entries, Television, Television Comedy, Theory, Audience Theory, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Edusites Media Sample Exemplar (Extended): Section B Television and/or Radio Comedy

You are advised to spend 45 minutes on this Section.

The total number of marks for this section is 30.

Answer both parts of this question using comedy programmes you have studied.

4. (a)  Explain, in detail why one comedy programme was chosen by one channel and scheduled at one time on one day.

Write the details of your programme in the box below.    (15)

Russell Howard’s Good News...

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OCR GCSE Action Adventure Mock Exam A* Exemplar Response 2 »

Rob Miller | Sunday July 19, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Mise-en-scene, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Edusites Media Specimen Exam

Answer all questions – it is recommended you spend 1 hour on Section A in the Exam.

Section A is worth 50 Marks, the whole paper is worth 80 Marks.

Section A: Textual Analysis

Watch the Moving Image Extract.

  • You will have 3 minutes to read all the questions before the extract begins.
  • The extract will be screened 4 times.
  • For the first screening just watch, do not make any notes.
  • During the second screening take notes.
  • There will be a break...
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OCR GCSE Action Adventure Mock Exam A* Exemplar Response 1 »

Rob Miller | Friday July 17, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Mise-en-scene, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Edusites Media Specimen Exam

Answer all questions – it is recommended you spend 1 hour on Section A in the Exam.

Section A is worth 50 Marks, the whole paper is worth 80 Marks.

Section A: Textual Analysis

Watch the Moving Image Extract.

  • You will have 3 minutes to read all the questions before the extract begins.
  • The extract will be screened 4 times.
  • For the first screening just watch, do not make any notes.
  • During the second screening take notes.
  • There will be a break...
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OCR GCSE TV Comedy Glossary of Media Language »

Rob Miller | Wednesday April 15, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Key Concepts, Media Language, Understanding Media, Hot Entries, Television, Television Comedy

Audience pleasures: Sometimes written as audience appeals, it is the enjoyment that is gained from a TV Comedy e.g. identification with character in Celebrity Juice or alternative representations in Misfits. There are a wide range of audience pleasures of TV Comedy.

Uses and Gratifications theory: TV Comedy can be understood using this theoretical audience model as it is escapist (diversion), audience can often identify with characters (personal identity), they can talk to...

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OCR GCSE Action Adventure Films Glossary of Terms »

Rob Miller | Tuesday April 14, 2015

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Hot Entries

BBFC Certification: Many action adventure films are either U, PG or 12a/12 to attract a wider target audience that includes a significantly younger demographic.

Genre hybridisation: Action adventure films are a mix of the codes and conventions genres, often not just action and adventure but also comedy and on occasion, fantasy and science fiction.

Todorovian narrative: Many action adventure films can be structured in a classic equilibrium, a disruption followed by...

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Media Studies Revision Workshops »

Rob Miller | Thursday January 08, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Consultancy and Workshops, Revision Workshops, Admin, Staffroom

Introduction

Welcome to Edusites Media’s Media Studies Revision Workshops link. Here you will find a range of workshops which can be tailored to your individual needs, whether at GCSE, AS or A2 or WJEC, AQA or OCR. To see an overview of all our Media Studies Workshops and CPD please click here.

We also run workshops and CPD for GCSE and A Level Film Studies via FilmEdu, our dedicated support site for Film.

Click on the links below for further information on our Media...

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Exemplar OCR GCSE Lesson Plan | Introducing B322 Section A Action Adventure »

Rob Miller | Thursday November 13, 2014

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action, Hot Entries, Admin, iTraining, Templates

Associated Resources

  • Edusites Lesson Plan Template.docx

NB. Please note this is a suggested template, your school may require a different layout.

Length of Lesson (minutes): 60
Lesson Title: Introducing B322 Section A – Action Adventure

Context

This lesson would take place in either week 15, just after the Christmas Holidays as an introduction to the Section A topic or in week 25, just after the May Half Term (centres may decide to teach Section B TV Comedy later, or...

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Viral Advertising »

Rob Miller | Wednesday October 22, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, Making Money, Synergy

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Viral advertising spreads messages, ideas and associations about a brand quickly, commonly using digital technology – in many ways viral advertising relies on the consumer to pass on information with the producer either seeding videos via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or on many other interactive digital platforms with the consumer at the point, knowingly or unknowingly spreading the communication – viral advertising spreads like a cold virus,...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies B324 Production Portfolio: Video Brief »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 09, 2014

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries, Music, Music Video, Production Zone, Video Production

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Associated Resources

  • OCR GCSE Media Studes Mini Student Scheme of Work.docx
  • Call Sheet Template.xls

B324 is the more creative, production based Controlled Assessment as part of the OCR GCSE Media Studies course – if taught over two years it is recommended that the pupils start B324 in year 11 allowing for 10 weeks minimum (dependent on weekly contact time) to complete the project which comprises 30% of the qualification (see example Year 2 mini...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies B321 Controlled Assessment »

Rob Miller | Saturday August 30, 2014

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Film Promotion, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

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120 Marks, 30% OF GCSE

It is recommended by OCR that between 25-30 hours is spent on this controlled assessment unit and introduced before B324, a practical production unit which will benefit from the analytical skills, use of media langauge and understanding of representation learnt during B321.

The unit comprises 30% of the total GCSE marks and involves the pupil/candidate individually developing a portfolio containing a comparative analytical...

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OCR GCSE B322 Mock Exam & A* Exemplar (Extended) Response »

Rob Miller | Monday May 19, 2014

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE

Edusites Media Specimen Exam

A* Exemplar (Extended) Response

Section A: Textual Analysis and Media Studies Topic

Watch the Moving Image Extract

  • You are allowed 2 minutes to read the Section A Question
  • The extract will be screened 4 times
  • For the first time just watch
  • During the second screening take notes
  • There will be a 5 minute gap between the first and the second screening when you are advised to take further notes
  • The extract will be screened a third and fourth time...
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OCR GCSE Media Studies Exam Section B: TV Comedy Work Book »

Laura Curran | Monday March 31, 2014

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Television, Television Comedy, Television Quiz Shows

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Guide Navigation

  1. Lesson 1: Programme Types
  2. Lesson 2: Channelling
  3. Lesson 3: Scheduling
  4. Lesson 4: Audience Pleasure
  5. Lesson 5: Case Study - Celebrity Juice
  6. Lesson 6: Comedy Programme Research
  7. Lesson 7: Comparing Programmes
  8. Lesson 8: Understanding the Quality of an Answer
  9. Lesson 9: Additional Research and Practise
  10. Related Clips




OCR GCSE Media Studies B324 Production Portfolio: Print Brief »

Rob Miller | Thursday November 21, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Advertising, Marketing, More on Advertising, Hot Entries, Magazines, Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, New Media Production, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production

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Controlled Assessment (30% of GCSE): Print Brief (Print Advertising)

B324 is the more creative, production based Controlled Assessment as part of the OCR GCSE Media Studies course – if taught over two years it is recommended that the pupils start B324 in year 11 allowing for 10 weeks minimum (dependent on weekly contact time) to complete the project which comprises 30% of the qualification (see example Year 2 Mini SOW below). OCR recommends 25-30...

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Induction Resources & Activities »

Rob Miller | Monday September 30, 2013

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Firsts, BTEC Firsts, Key Concepts, Introductory Resources, Intro to Media Audiences, Intro to Media Institutions, Intro to Media Languages, Intro to Media Representations, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Admin, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, iTraining Workshops, Staffroom, Induction

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Welcome to MediaEdu’s Induction Resources and Activities – please find below a suggested approach introducing GCSE, AS and BTEC students to studying the Media. Schemes of Work and assessment deadlines are tight these days but there is always/should always be an Induction Week when the learners can grapple with the fundamentals of the subject.

What happens next?, media charades, hangman and decorating the classroom are tried and tested and still...

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Sherlock Holmes Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday September 16, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries

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Institutional Factors

Sherlock Holmes was released on 26th December 2009 (Boxing Day) maximising chances of commercial success by exhibiting the film during a time when cinema admissions are higher than the rest of the year – young cinemagoers are on school holiday and benefitted from the 12A certification (PG13 in the US). Sherlock Holmes is based on the character of the same name created by the prolific writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1830),...

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Casino Royale Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday September 16, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Film, Action, Action Adventure, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries

Institutional Factors

Casino Royale, the 21st Bond film arguably rebooted the James Bond franchise and has been discussed as ‘the best’, if not one of the best films in the James Bond series of 23 films (September 2013). English actor Daniel Craig appeared in his first outing as the British secret agent after securing the role in part on the strength of his performance as an unnamed businessmen turned gangster in the British crime thriller Layer Cake (2004) directed by...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies 2-Year Scheme of Work »

Rob Miller | Friday September 06, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries, Radio, Radio Comedy, Television, Television Comedy

Overview

  • GCSE Media Studies Overview

Scheme

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies 2 Year SOW.doc

Concepts

  • Media Language, Forms and Conventions (Film Language, Genre, Narrative)
  • Representation
  • Audiences (Targeting, Appeals / Pleasures, Positioning)
  • Institution
  • Analysis, Production, Evaluation
  • Research and Planning, Production, Evaluation

Skills

  • Textual Analysis, Communication Skills, Note Taking, Group Work, Identifying & Understanding Action Adventure Film Language, Narratives & Genre
  • ...
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OCR GCSE Media Studies 1-Year Scheme of Work »

Rob Miller | Friday September 06, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries

Overview

  • GCSE Media Studies Overview

Scheme

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies 1 Year SOW.doc

Concepts

  • Media Language, Forms and Conventions (Film Language, Genre, Narrative)
  • Representation
  • Audiences (Targeting, Appeals / Pleasures, Positioning)
  • Institution
  • Analysis, Production, Evaluation
  • Research and Planning, Production, Evaluation

Skills

  • Textual Analysis, Communication Skills, Note Taking, Group Work, Identifying & Understanding Action Adventure Film Language, Narratives & Genre
  • ...
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New To Media Studies CPD »

Richard Gent | Wednesday June 19, 2013

Categories: KS3, GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, AQA A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Firsts, Hot Entries, Teacher Zone, Admin, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, iTraining Workshops, Staffroom

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Our onsite courses are ideal for staff new to the subject, PGCE and NQTs or existing teachers with that familiar story we have heard many times before – ‘You teach English, can you introduce and run Media Studies in September?’….

Edusites offer half or full day courses that can take you though the fundamentals of the subject, tailored to your chosen exam board which we are also happy to advise on. You tell us what you need help with –...

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Planning For The Year Ahead CPD »

Richard Gent | Wednesday June 19, 2013

Categories: KS3, GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, AQA A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Nationals, BTEC Nationals, Firsts, Hot Entries, Teacher Zone, Admin, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, iTraining Workshops, Staffroom

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We understand structuring and planning for GCSE, AS, A2 and BTEC courses can be daunting. Let Edusites take you through the whole year and bespoke schemes of work to your institution, allocate human resources, help you timetable access to production resources, schedule internal assessment timescales for both controlled assessment and coursework and ensure that unit and course guides reflect the potential of the subject for your learners.

Our...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies TV Comedy Clips »

Laura Curran | Thursday March 28, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE

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  1. Lesson 1: Programme Types
  2. Lesson 2: Channelling
  3. Lesson 3: Scheduling
  4. Lesson 4: Audience Pleasure
  5. Lesson 5: Case Study - Celebrity Juice
  6. Lesson 6: Comedy Programme Research
  7. Lesson 7: Comparing Programmes
  8. Lesson 8: Understanding the Quality of an Answer
  9. Lesson 9: Additional Research and Practise
  10. Related Clips

Comedy Clips

A League of Their Own

The Catherine Tate Show

Friends

Peter Kay - Family Weddings

Channel Idents

BBC...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies TV Comedy Lesson 9: Additional Research and Practise »

Laura Curran | Thursday March 28, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE

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Guide Navigation

  1. Lesson 1: Programme Types
  2. Lesson 2: Channelling
  3. Lesson 3: Scheduling
  4. Lesson 4: Audience Pleasure
  5. Lesson 5: Case Study - Celebrity Juice
  6. Lesson 6: Comedy Programme Research
  7. Lesson 7: Comparing Programmes
  8. Lesson 8: Understanding the Quality of an Answer
  9. Lesson 9: Additional Research and Practise
  10. Related Clips
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Lesson 9: Additional Research and Practise

Learning Objective - To develop and deepen our...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies TV Comedy Lesson 8: The Quality of an Answer »

Laura Curran | Thursday March 28, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE

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Guide Navigation

  1. Lesson 1: Programme Types
  2. Lesson 2: Channelling
  3. Lesson 3: Scheduling
  4. Lesson 4: Audience Pleasure
  5. Lesson 5: Case Study - Celebrity Juice
  6. Lesson 6: Comedy Programme Research
  7. Lesson 7: Comparing Programmes
  8. Lesson 8: Understanding the Quality of an Answer
  9. Lesson 9: Additional Research and Practise
  10. Related Clips

Lesson 8: Understanding the Quality of an Answer

Learning Objective - To be able to identify a good answer from a bad answer...

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