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AQA GCSE Media Studies »

Richard Gent | Sunday June 05, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Overviews, Television, Game Shows

New AQA GCSE Media Studies Resources

We are developing a series of new resources for the new GCSE and A Level Media Studies specs. These are likely to include an overview planner, teaching guide, online slides, student workbook and a glossary. We hope to start publishing them in June.

Legacy Resources

2017 AQA GCSE Media Studies

Welcome to Edusites Media’s comprehensive resources and materials covering all aspects of the AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows...

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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 Reality TV »

Jeremy Orlebar | Monday March 01, 2010

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Reality TV, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

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… 

Genre

Reality television is a hybrid genre. It is like a documentary as it is a factual form concerned with investigating human behaviour and relationships...

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Scriptwriting »

Jeremy Orlebar | Wednesday November 11, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Production Zone, Audio Production, Video Production, Radio, Skills, Television, Scriptwriting

Tell the world

What do you want to tell the world? It’s a good idea to have something you want to talk about or discuss with the world. This is not the frustration you get on the bus when you have to stand all the way again, and you really do want to tell someone something. That could make a reasonable item for a short comedy sketch, but it will not make a film or television programme. You may just want to tell the world that you can write really good entertainment. 

You...

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Understanding Soaps »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday September 24, 2009

Categories: Television, Soaps, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

What is a Soap Opera?

A soap opera is an ongoing, open ended, multi-strand, fictionalised, drama serial on radio or television. It can be broadcast daily or twice or more weekly.


The main quality that defines a soap is that it is a serial. A serial narrative is a story told through a series of separate, but linked episodes. British soaps expect to continue broadcasting for the foreseeable future and so have no end as such. Occasionally soaps stop performing well enough for...

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Understanding Sport on TV »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday September 24, 2009

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Television, Sport on TV, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

The genre of Sport on Television can be used as a key component of many GCSE courses. Students studying the WJEC GCSE MEDIA STUDIES for examination in 2010 are required to study sport on television. The WJEC exam papers – two hours writing and 30 minutes reading or viewing - for 2010 are in two parts: Section A has FOUR compulsory questions focusing on SPORT ON TV - for a full scheme of work see WJEC Sport on TV.

An Introduction

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Sport on...

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Understanding Storyboarding »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday September 24, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Film, Action Adventure, Production Zone, Video Production, Skills, Television, Storyboarding, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Skills

A Level Storyboarding

Pre-production Item | Storyboard

Example Brief: Create a storyboard (and video trailer) for a TV Crime Drama

The pre-production brief is to create a storyboard. Students should create a storyboard that shows as much detail as possible including camera instructions with details of camera movement, shot duration, content, details of audio tracks and details of transitions between frames.

This guide opens with a screenshot of the first three frames of a...

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Understanding Popular Music on TV »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday September 24, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Music, Television, Pop Music on TV, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

Use the three image links above to access GEEVIDEO.com’s excellent archive of Pop Music on TV Clips. When you click on one of the movie clips, you will see a ‘Download Spamblocker’ advert - ignore this and click on the ‘skip’ option on top right hand corner of the screen. The video should then be ready to watch.

Anyone teaching pop music needs to ge their libary to order the fabulous comprehensive history of pop by Alan Parker called All You Need is Love. It’s coming out on...

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An Introduction to Quiz Shows »

Jeremy Orlebar | Friday June 19, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Television, Quiz Shows, Television Quiz Shows

Pete Wall and Charlie Evans from HarperCollins have kindly agreed to share their latest series of podcasts with Mediaedu.co.uk Please click on the hyperlink immediately below to download and listen to an invaluable introduction to this year’s AQA GCSE Media Studies Controlled Test.

Quiz Shows Podcasts

Take a Quick Quiz on Quiz Shows

Quiz Shows Quiz

Quiz Show Intro Letter

http://www.mediaedu.co.uk/indexee.php/resources/aqa-controlled-test-quiz-shows-mock-exam-intro-letter...[ read full article ] »


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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Making a Quiz Show »

Jeremy Orlebar | Monday June 08, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Television, Quiz Shows, Television Quiz Shows

Creating a television quiz show is one of the best ways of exploring televisual techniques in a television studio. It is difficult to make a television quiz show without a multi camera set up.

A Further Education College came up with the idea of a 20 minute quiz show, called What Do You Know Quiz Show? Further down the page is how they made it.

The class was divided into two teams of 12 people in each. Each team produced a 10 minute quiz show with the other team as the...

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Understanding Crime Drama »

Jeremy Orlebar | Saturday May 16, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Film Studies, 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 Film Studies, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Film Studies , WJEC AS Media Studies, Film, Crime Drama, Key Concepts, Genre, Other Topics, Television, Television Crime Drama, Television Drama

Television and film crime/cop drama is very popular with a wide audience. Crime Dramas seek to anchor the representations of all types of police officers, criminals and victims as ‘believable’ characters, with ‘realistic’ plot lines, set in urban locations.The genre has been taken up in the US under the heading of American Quality Televsion (AQT) - see under heading AQT.

Codes and Conventions

Crime dramas:

  • are constructed realities
  • depict constructed versions of...
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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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WJEC A2 Media Studies MS4 Television Pack »

Rob Miller | Tuesday January 24, 2017

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Television

Texts

  • The Night Manager (Ep. 2, Sunday 28th February 2016 BBC One 9pm)
  • Catchphrase (Saturday 9th July 2016 ITV1 7pm)
  • Black Mirror (Series 3, Episode 1: ‘White Christmas’, Tuesday 16th December 2014 C4 10pm)

The purpose of this pack is to provide a research platform for students and teachers of MS4. Students must choose carefully in the exam the question that best relates to the media industry and texts they have studied. Exam questions will be chosen from the following...

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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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AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Teaching Guide »

Barry Rainsford | Friday August 05, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Game Shows

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Overview Planner
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Teaching Guide
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Slides (opens in new tab)
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Student Workbook
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Glossary

Purpose

This guide is intended to supplement the Overview, Slides, Student Workbook and Glossary (see above) as part of Edusites Media's support for the...[ read full article ] »

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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AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Workshop »

Rob Miller | Wednesday June 29, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Game Shows

Book A Half or Full Day Workshop in Your School

Programme Details

  • Our full or half day, interactive, visually stimulating workshops introduce, boost or revise the study of TV Game Shows – commercially successful programmes that are split into a range of sub genres to appeal to the widest possible audience.
  • This workshop focuses exclusively on the topic for AQA GCSE 2017 summer examination by analysing form and format, genre and narrative, representation, audiences,...
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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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AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Slides »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday June 25, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Game Shows

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Overview Planner
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Teaching Guide
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Slides (opens in new tab)
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Student Workbook
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Glossary

AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Slides

Click on the link below to open the slideshow.

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Slides...
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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

Click on the link below to open the slideshow.

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies TV/Radio Comedy



AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Overview Planner »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday June 18, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Game Shows

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Overview Planner
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Teaching Guide
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Slides (opens in new tab)
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Student Workbook
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Glossary

Associated Resources

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Game Shows Overview Planner.pdf

Introduction for Teachers

Game Shows have grown to become a staple of most...

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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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AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Glossary »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday June 02, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Game Shows

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Overview Planner
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Teaching Guide
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Slides (opens in new tab)
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Student Workbook
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Glossary

Using this Glossary

This glossary of terms is intended for use with Unit 1 of the Edusites work pack for the 2017 AQA GCSE Media Studies examination.

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Student Workbook »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday June 02, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Television, Game Shows

Guide Navigation

  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Overview Planner
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Teaching Guide
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Slides (opens in new tab)
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Student Workbook
  • AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Glossary

Associated Resources

  • Game Show Storyboard Sheets (AQA-4810-W-TRB-PTGUSS.PDF)
  • Task 1A.docx

Introduction

This booklet is to support the preparation for...

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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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AQA GCSE Media Studies Televison Game Shows Quiz »

Rob Miller | Wednesday June 01, 2016

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Television, Game Shows

  1. AQA GCSE Media Studies Television Game Shows Quiz
  2. Click on the back button to return to Edusites Media when you’ve finished using the quiz.



OCR AS Media G322 Sec A Textual Analysis and Representation TV Drama A Grade Gender Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Monday September 28, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Skills, Textual Analysis, Television, Television Drama, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

  • You will be allowed two minutes to read the question for Section A before the extract is screened.
  • The extract will be screened four times.
  • First screening: watch the extract; you must not take notes.
  • Second screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making.
  • Third and fourth screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making after the third and fourth screenings.
  • You must write your notes for Section A...
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OCR AS Media G322 Sec A Textual Analysis and Representation TV Drama Sexuality A Grade Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 22, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Skills, Textual Analysis, Television, Television Drama, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

  • You will be allowed two minutes to read the question for Section A before the extract is screened.
  • The extract will be screened four times.
  • First screening: watch the extract; you must not take notes.
  • Second screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making.
  • Third and fourth screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making after the third and fourth screenings.
  • You must write your notes for Section A...
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OCR AS Media G322 Sec A Textual Analysis and Representation TV Drama Ethnicity A Grade Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Monday September 21, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Skills, Textual Analysis, Television, Television Drama, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

  • You will be allowed two minutes to read the question for Section A before the extract is screened.
  • The extract will be screened four times.
  • First screening: watch the extract; you must not take notes.
  • Second screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making.
  • Third and fourth screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making after the third and fourth screenings.
  • You must write your notes for Section A...
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OCR AS Media G322 Sec A Textual Analysis and Representation TV Drama Age A Grade Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Thursday September 17, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Skills, Textual Analysis, Television, Television Drama, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

  • You will be allowed two minutes to read the question for Section A before the extract is screened.
  • The extract will be screened four times.
  • First screening: watch the extract; you must not take notes.
  • Second screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making.
  • Third and fourth screening: watch the extract and make notes.
  • There will be a brief break for note-making after the third and fourth screenings.
  • You must write your notes for Section A...
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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Sec A BGT Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 27, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Gossip Magazines, New Media, Synergy, Television, Reality TV, Television Industry, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

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.

Clips

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9aXhfT1pfs
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdZL_UyBpWU

The first clip is from Britain’s Got Talent, first broadcast...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Interactive Science Fiction Films Resource »

Rob Miller | Friday August 21, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Advertising, Marketing, Film, Action Adventure, Comedy, Disaster Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Film Language, Film Promotion, Film Trailers, Horror, Independent Film, Mise-en-scene, Science Fiction, Social Realism, Thrillers, War, Key Concepts, Audience Consumption & Platforms, Digital Graphics, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Production, Representation & Stereotyping, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Understanding Key Skills, Understanding Key Topics, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, New Technologies, Skills, Textual Analysis, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Teaching Ideas & Skills Development, Television, Storyboarding, Website Analysis, Web Pages

Milan, Italy - January 26 2013: People of 501st Legion official costuming organisation take part in the Star Wars Parade wearing perfectly accurate costumes.

Welcome to this interactive resource on Science Fiction films, your Unit 1 examined topic that focuses on all areas of exam questioning. Use in conjunction with the Edusites Media Specimen Exam and Preliminary Material.

Have a look at some Science Fiction events around the country. Comic Cons have a reputation for...

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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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AQA GCSE TV News Glossary of Media Language »

Rob Miller | Thursday April 16, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Media Language, Hot Entries, News, Television News, Television, News (Television)

Chroma-key: The process which allows you to film a presenter in front of a blank screen and add different pictures behind (sometimes called green screen or blue screen).

Donut: On location interview in which the presenter in the studio hands over to the presenter on location. They describe the situation and interview a guest before handing back to the presenter.

Anchor/s: The main studio presenter/s.

Log: A list of recorded pictures and words usually compiled as material...

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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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WJEC Print and TV Advertising Workshop »

Rob Miller | Wednesday January 07, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, TV Advertising, Hot Entries, Print, Print Advertising, Television, Television Advertising

  • Edusites Media provides visually dynamic, interactive Starter, Booster and Revision Courses on Print and TV Advertising dedicated to, and focusing on specification requirements.
  • All key examination areas and potential areas of questioning will be covered including practical activities – use your chance to significantly raise attainment.
  • The day can be split evenly between 3 hours understanding Print Advertising and 3 hours understanding Television Advertising including...
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AQA GCSE Television News Workshop »

Rob Miller | Wednesday January 07, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, News, Television News, Television, News (Television)

Edusites Media provides visually dynamic, interactive Starter, Booster and Revision Courses on TV News dedicated to, and focusing on specification requirements.

  • Pupils will analyse Television News, both national and regional and also news across a range of convergent platforms targeting a range of audiences.
  • Practical activities include how to respond to a pitch e.g. creating a new national TV News programme targeting a teenage audience, designing the website homepage of a...
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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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Breaking Bad Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday August 18, 2014

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, OCR A Level, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Television, American Quality Television (AQT)

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Institutional Factors

Breaking Bad has, in a short period of time become iconic, ‘must see TV’ that in terms of genre conventions can be categorised as Crime Drama but also as AQT (American Quality Television). The programme has eclipsed the status of critical and commercial success and become widely accepted as one of the ‘greatest television programmes of all time’ in a range of polls canvassing a broad demographic – it entered the...

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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




WJEC AS Media Studies MS1 Representation of Class »

Viki Walden | Friday March 21, 2014

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Television, Reality TV

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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...

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