Viewing entries from category: Reality TV
Andy Warhol predicted in 1968 that everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. Contemporary observers such as David Weinberger suggest that Internet technologies will make everyone famous to 15 people. But Reality TV shows confirm to viewers that anyone can become famous to an audience of millions – well almost anyone…
Reality television is a hybrid genre. It is like a documentary as it is a factual form concerned with investigating human behaviour and relationships...[ read full article ] »
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Section A Unseen (32/32)
You must read the information provided for Section A in great detail. You will be given approximately 15 minutes to study and make notes on the two texts. These notes will not be marked during the assessment process. You must spend 45 minutes answering the three compulsory questions in detail.
The first clip is from Britain’s Got Talent, first broadcast...[ read full article ] »
Representation of Class (the Underclass)
Exploring representation of the “underclass” offers much opportunity for discussing a wide range of topics relevant to the WJEC AS specification including class, national and regional identity, and issues: poverty. You may also want to consider the broadcasting of the Channel 4 series Benefits Street as a media event. There is also scope for considering gender and ethnicity issues too – you might for...[ read full article ] »
Representation of Class (the Underclass) – A Case Study
Exploring representation of the “underclass” offers much opportunity for discussing a wide range of topics relevant to the AQA A2 specification including class, national and regional identity, and issues: poverty. You may also want to consider the broadcasting of the Channel 4 series Benefits Street as a media event. There is also scope for considering gender and ethnicity issues too –...[ read full article ] »
A recent (Oct 2012) TV documentary has shocked Britain. ITV’s Exposure on Jimmy Savile alleged that a formerly well loved DJ and charity worker was a paedophile. This has led to a police investigation, and the BBC and the government setting up independent inquiries with hundreds of people coming forward as witnesses.
This has been a most unusual reaction to a TV documentary, but it reinforces the power and relevance that well researched and produced television documentaries...[ read full article ] »
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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.
Adapt and use according to your particular circumstances.
This is the new GCSE which will be first examined in 2010. For the single GCSE there are two units which can be taught over two years.
Two extra units exploring media industries in more depth can be bolted on...[ read full article ] »