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WJEC Eduqas A Level Media Studies »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 18, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies

New WJEC Eduqas A Level 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

WJEC AS Media Studies Representations and Responses

Welcome to Edusites Media’s comprehensive resources and materials link covering every aspect of MS1,...

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WJEC A Level Film Studies Overview »

Jeremy Orlebar | Friday November 19, 2010

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Film Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Film Studies

Resources for WJEC A Level Film Studies on MediaEdu

This page should provide you with an index to the information we have on MediaEdu which relates directly to WJEC A Level Film Studies.

This page also contains external links to support materials on the WJEC site.

Cinematic New Waves

Studying Tsotsi

Further Reading & Support

The primary source for authoritative information & support is the WJEC Film Studies website.

WJEC Film Studies GCE A/AS


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WJEC AS Media Studies »

Jeremy Orlebar | Wednesday June 03, 2009

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies

An Overview

As with all the new specifications in Media A Levels there are 4 units.

AS has 2 units and A2 has 2 units.

MS1 or Unit 1 - The Exam

The WJEC Unit 1 is called MS1 and is 25 % of the complete 4 unit A level.

The AS UNIT 1 exam paper is 50% of the total AS mark. This is an externally assessed 2½ hour written paper on the topic of Media Representations and Responses.

MS1 is marked for 2 assessment objectives AO1 and AO2.

AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and...

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Media & Film Studies Blogs »

Richard Gent | Monday June 01, 2009

Categories: GCSE, Eduqas (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, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Film Studies, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Film Studies , WJEC AS Media Studies, Other Topics, Blogs

We Study Media by Rob McMinn

The Student Room & Media Studies

Setting up a Radio Station on Mediaed.org.uk

Modern Mechanix: examples of vintage advertising

Technorati on Ideology

Ideology for Kids: Decoding the Kremlin’s Website

The End of Cyberspace

Kinoeye on Media Studies

Bluegrass Film Society

Kids Gobble Up Interactive Junk Food Marketing

Continental Philosophy: Key Notes on Theorists

Dr. Mabuse’s Kaledio-scope: Four Models of Film/Media Blogging

Media Studies...

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Understanding Crime Drama »

Jeremy Orlebar | Saturday May 16, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Eduqas (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, Eduqas (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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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 8 Non Examined Assessment (NEA) »

Barry Rainsford | Monday April 16, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Guide Navigation

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 8 Core: Media Representation+
  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 8 Set Products

Files you will need for the lessons

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 NEA SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 NEA Introduction
    • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 NEA Lesson 1
    • Eduqas...
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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Set Products »

Barry Rainsford | Monday April 02, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Guide Navigation

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 8 Core: Media Representation+
  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 8 Non-Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Exam SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Exam Introduction
    • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8...
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Approaches to Teaching New Spec A Level Media Studies with Edusites »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday March 15, 2018

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Advertising, Key Concepts, Introductory Resources, Intro to Media Audiences, Intro to Media Institutions, Intro to Media Languages, Intro to Media Representations, Genre, Ideology, Narrative, Production, Regulation, Representation & Stereotyping, Typeface & Typography, Understanding Media, Magazines, Music, Music Video, New Media, Internet, Social Networking, News, New Spec, Radio, Television, Theory, Audience Theory, Feminist Theory, Gender Theory, Genre Theory , Media Theorists, Queer Theory, Representation Theory, Semiotic Theory

Commencing 2017 for 2019 Assessment

Each term we provide a Core Unit, with an Exam Specific Section (Close or Set Study Products), and a Non Examined Assessment (NEA) Section based on the Department for Education Media Studies GCSE subject content. (February 2016)

Our A Level Units begin at Unit 7 so that there is clear progression if an institution also uses our GCSE Media Studies Units 1-6. (February 2016)

The four areas of this theoretical framework, are:

  • Media...
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New Spec Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies »

Barry Rainsford | Monday March 12, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, New Spec

Files you will need for the lessons, added term by term, commencing 2017 for 2019 Assessment

Each Unit and section has the following materials for learning*:

  • A Teacher Scheme of Learning (SOL)
  • Online Slides to be projected for the whole class to see
  • A Student Workbook (can be cut and pasted from the online page into a booklet and printed for the students to work from. See ‘Create the Perfect Student Workbook’)
  • Student Workbook Appendix Images (printable pdf files for...
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How to create your Perfect Student Workbook »

Richard Gent | Sunday January 21, 2018

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, Eduqas (WJEC) GCSE, A Level, AQA A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, New Spec

Copy and paste from any of our online Student Workbooks to create your ‘Perfect Student Ready Workbook’ to handout ready for the term ahead.

The resources are presented in this format to allow students to easily annotate them and support them in developing their ideas and understanding of the subjects covered in a course.

The philosophy we have at Edusites is that knowledge only becomes understanding through practical application by doing the analysis and making your own...

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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Core: Media Representation+ »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday December 21, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping

Guide Navigation

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 8 Set Products
  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 8 Non Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Media Representation+ SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • Eduqas (WJEC) Core Unit 8 Media Representation+ Introduction
    • Eduqas (WJEC) Core Unit 8 Media Representation+...
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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 7 Non Examined Assessment (NEA) »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday September 27, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Guide Navigation

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 7 Core: Media Language+
  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 7 Set Products

Files you will need for the lessons

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 NEA SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 NEA Introduction
    • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 NEA Lesson 1
    • Eduqas (WJEC)...
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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Set Products »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday September 27, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Guide Navigation

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 7 Core: Media Language+
  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 7 Non-Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Exam SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Exam Introduction
    • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Exam...
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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 7 Core: Media Language+ »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday August 01, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Guide Navigation

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 7 Set Products
  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Unit 7 Non-Examined Assessment (NEA)

Files you will need for the lessons

  • Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Media Language+ SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • Eduqas (WJEC) Core Unit 7 Media Language+ Introduction
    • Eduqas (WJEC) Core Unit 7 Media Language+ Lesson 1
    • Eduqas (WJEC)...
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WJEC A2 Media Studies MS4 Television Pack »

Rob Miller | Tuesday January 24, 2017

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (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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WJEC AS Media Studies MS1 Representation of Issues: Zero Hours Contracts & Social Class »

Rob Miller | Wednesday September 07, 2016

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping

Representation of issues refers to the way a range of media, across platforms, represents a particular issue. As a rule, issues tend to differentiate from events in that they are not simply ongoing but often reoccurring over time. Moral panics about body shape, diet and drinking culture but also the environment would be seen to be useful examples.

This resource will focus on two issues as covered by UK media - exploitation of the workforce including so-called ‘Zero...

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WJEC A2 Media Studies MS4 Film Pack: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Deadpool and Amy »

Rob Miller | Monday September 05, 2016

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Film

Films

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Deadpool (2016)
  • Amy (2015)

The purpose of this pack is to provide a research platform for students and teachers of MS4 by exploring all key potential exam areas of questioning – the three films are all contemporary, one is British and reflect the different ‘types’ of films consumed by global, and national audiences. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a high production value, globally distributed blockbuster, Deadpool is a medium...

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WJEC AS Media Studies MS1 Representation of Events: European Referendum & The Queen »

Rob Miller | Friday September 02, 2016

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping

EU Referendum

Representation of events refers to the way a range of media across platforms covers something that is deemed to be newsworthy or of interest to the public. This event can happen during one day e.g. celebrations when Queen Elizabeth II became the UK’s longest reigning monarch or panning out more over a period of time e.g. media reporting of the Ebola Outbreak or the Oscar Pistorius Trial. An event can become an issue, for example, the media coverage of the...

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2016 WJEC AS Media Studies MS1 Representations and Responses A* Exemplar Response Summer Exam »

Rob Miller | Friday September 02, 2016

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies

Time Allowed – 2 hours 30 minutes

Audio-visual extract

  • The audio-visual extract will be played three times.
  • For the first viewing just watch and listen.
  • During the second viewing you may make notes.
  • You will then be allowed ten minutes to make further notes and to think about your answers to the questions.
  • During the third and final viewing you may make additional notes.
  • You should spend approximately 50 minutes completing your answer to Question 1.

Study the opening...

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WJEC A2 Media Studies MS4 Advertising Pack »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 31, 2016

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Advertising

Campaigns

  • Green Party Election Campaign (2015-16)
  • Paddy Power Campaign (2014-16)
  • Protein World Campaign (2015-16)

The purpose of this pack is to provide a research platform for students and teachers of MS4 by exploring key exam question areas relating specifically to a question topic. Advertising can be problematic in relation to answering questions on Genre in Section A, for example, (dependent on campaign choice) but can often be a best fit for questions on Regulation in...

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Using Theory in A Level Media Studies »

Antony Bateman | Tuesday January 05, 2016

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Edexcel A Level, Edexcel A2, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Key Concepts, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Theory, Application of Theory, Feminist Theory, Gender Theory, Postcolonial Theory, Poststructuralist Theory, Race Theory, Representation Theory, Structuralist Theory

There is a need in Media Studies, like all social sciences and critical subjects, to engage with theory and students should be encouraged to do so in their work. Using a theory is an effective way of a student demonstrating their understanding of the topic under discussion, adding weight to their arguments and undeniably lending gravitas to their answer. A key requirement in a successful Media Studies response is also to provide evidence of the validity of the arguments...

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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Media Representation+ Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Monday December 21, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Copyright © 2017 Edusites. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use within the subscribing school only. Copying or lending of any part of this document in any form or by any means to external bodies and / or individuals is prohibited.

Unit 8 Media Representation+

This is the NotePack for use with Edusites Unit 8 GCE A Level Media Studies. All of the notes refer to the content of this unit of work. They are designed to help you create a useful...

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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Media Representation+ SOL Teacher »

Barry Rainsford | Monday December 21, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Lesson 1: Introduction

What is Representation?

Slides 1-14

Objectives

  • Knowledge : To develop ideas about representation
  • Learning : To build ideas of how to study representation through product analysis
  • Understanding : To consolidate understanding by completing analysis of products

Starter/Loop Activity (5 Minutes)

Slide 2 Task 1A Pupils asked to consider the question from the Lesson Resource: TOWIE PR shot – what image is presented? Students to write response (in...

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WJEC A Level Media Studies Recommended Text Books »

Richard Gent | Friday November 13, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Community Q&A, Primary & Secondary Research, Recommended Text Books

I was just wondering if anybody can recommend some useful text books for teaching WJEC A and AS Media Studies? Many thanks, Catherine

I would highly recommend the WJEC AS Media Studies Study and Revision Guide by Christine Bell and edited by Barbara Connell, I swear by it and my students love it just as much. When I first started teaching AS Media I tried various other textbooks but this one is brilliant and has all of the information that students need to know for both...

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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 NEA Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Sunday September 27, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Copyright © 2017 Edusites. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use within the subscribing school only. Copying or lending of any part of this document in any form or by any means to external bodies and / or individuals is prohibited.

Unit 7 A Level Eduqas (WJEC) NEA Tasks

This is the Workbook for use with Edusites Eduqas (WJEC) Unit 7 GCE A Level Media Studies NEA. All of the notes refer to the content of this unit of work. They are designed...

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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 NEA SOL Teacher »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday September 12, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2

The Lessons

Lesson One

Introduction What is NEA?

Slides 1-24

Objectives

  • Knowledge : understand the structure of the NEA assessment tasks
  • Learning : build ideas of how to study to meet Assessment Objectives
  • Understanding : develop understanding by undertaking focused study of the demands

Starter/Loop Activity (5 minutes)

Slide 2 Task 1A Pupils asked to consider the question from the lesson resource what do you understand by research?

Prepare the Learning (10 Minutes)

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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Exam Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday August 01, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Unit 7 A Level Eduqas Exam

This is the NotePack for use with Edusites Unit 7 Eduqas Exam. All of the notes refer to the content of this unit of work. They are designed to help you create a useful set of notes to help you with understanding the ideas covered in this examination, to support you in your Home Learning and be a clear revision aid in your preparations for the final examinations that you are required to take. You need to keep in mind at all times the examination board...

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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 7 Exam SOL Teacher »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday August 01, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Approaches to teaching the A Level Eduqas content

Some lessons may, as deemed appropriate by your judgement of pace and current learning, be sub divided and extended to cover two sessions.

At A Level, the requirement for the Eduqas examination differentiates itself from the other boards in what are termed Set Study Products – a series of media products that students are required to study in detail.

Like the Edusites Core Units that deal with teaching the Media...

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WJEC AS Media Studies MS2 Media Production Processes: Film Genres »

Rob Miller | Thursday July 30, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Film, Codes & Conventions, Film Analysis, Film Storyboarding, Science Fiction, Key Concepts, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Production, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Skills, Software, Textual Analysis, Video Camera Skills

Associated Resources

  • Storyboard Frame Sheet template.pdf

Brief - Film Genres

  • A Pre Production Research and 36 shot Science Fiction Planning Storyboard - students can choose their own film genre (20 Marks)
  • A Film Production - Filming and Editing an original short Science Fiction Film up to 3 minutes in length - students can choose their own film genre but it must link directly to the pre production storyboard (40 Marks)
  • A Report - A report between 1200-1600 words reflecting...
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Fantasy Genre Codes & Conventions »

Rob Miller | Friday June 26, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Film, Fantasy, Key Concepts, Genre, Legacy

Examples

  • Lord of the Rings (Peter Jackson, 2001-2003)
  • Harry Potter (Chris Columbus, 2001-11)
  • Chronicles of Narnia (Andrew Adamson, 2005)
  • Tron (Kenneth Branagh, 2011)
  • Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006)

Codes and Conventions

  • High production values
  • Younger target audience although significant older appeal
  • Wide/saturated distribution (normally by an American Studio e.g. Warners or Disney). Mainstreamers and Aspirers
  • Dedicated, sometimes obsessive fan base
  • Convergence...
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Horror Genre Codes & Conventions »

Rob Miller | Wednesday June 24, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Film, Horror, Key Concepts, Genre, Legacy

Contemporary Examples

  • The Rite Mikael Håfström, 2011
  • Paranormal Activity 2 Tod Williams, 2010
  • Saw (6 films in franchise) James Wan, 2002-2009
  • Blair Witch Project Daniel Myrick + Eduardo Sánchez, 1999
  • Dog Soldiers Neil Marshall, 2002
  • Urban Legend Jamie Blanks, 1998
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer Jim Gillespie, 1997
  • Hostel Eli Roth, 2005

Codes and Conventions

  • Split into sub genres (see below), often hybridised
  • Primary target audience – male, 16-24, Mainstreamers
  • 15 or 18...
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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 NEA Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday April 16, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Copyright © 2017 Edusites. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use within the subscribing school only. Copying or lending of any part of this document in any form or by any means to external bodies and / or individuals is prohibited.

Unit 8 A Level Eduqas (WJEC) NEA Tasks

This is the Workbook for use with Edusites Eduqas (WJEC) Unit 8 GCE A Level Media Studies NEA. All of the notes refer to the content of this unit of work. They are designed...

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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 NEA SOL Teacher »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday April 16, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

The Lessons

Lesson 1

The 2019 Eduqas NEA Briefs

Slides 1-29

Objectives

  • Knowledge : To develop ideas about the 2019 NEA assessment tasks
  • Learning : To build ideas of how to construct NEA products by applying skills
  • Understanding : To develop understanding by analysis of NEA objectives

Starter/Loop Activity (5 minutes)

Slide 2 Task 1A Pupils asked to consider the question from the Lesson Resource: The i weekend?

Prepare the Learning (10 Minutes)

Share the objectives....

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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Exam Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Sunday March 29, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Copyright © 2017 Edusites. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use within the subscribing school only. Copying or lending of any part of this document in any form or by any means to external bodies and / or individuals is prohibited.

This is the Workbook for use with Edusites Unit 8 Eduqas Set Products (Exam). All of the notes refer to the content of this unit of work. They are designed to help you create a useful set of notes to help you with...

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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Media Studies Unit 8 Exam SOL Teacher »

Barry Rainsford | Sunday March 29, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Approaches to teaching the A Level Eduqas content

Some lessons may, as deemed appropriate by your judgement of pace and current learning, be sub divided and extended to cover two sessions.

At A Level, the requirement for the Eduqas examination differentiates itself from the other boards in what are termed Set Study Products – a series of media products that students are required to study in detail.

Like the Edusites Core Units that deal with teaching the Media...

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Approaches to WJEC MS4 Text, Industry and Audience Workshop »

Rob Miller | Thursday January 08, 2015

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Hot Entries

Our full or half day, interactive, visually stimulating workshops introduce pupils/students to the examined unit, MS4.

Centres are invited to specify which three industries and nine texts they intend to study in advance or Edusites Media can make their own recommendations. Approaches to MS4 and exploring and demystifying exam questions will be key content but also applying all question areas to chosen texts – genre, narrative, representation in Section A and audience...

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Exemplar AS Lesson Plan | Introducing Representation in the Media »

Rob Miller | Friday November 14, 2014

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Collective Identity, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Theory, Representation Theory, 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 Representation in the Media

Context

This lesson would be an early introduction, in the first 2-4 weeks of AS to Representation as an area of study, fundamental to all Media Studies specifications. As such, it can be tailored to any exam board e.g. OCR G322 study could focus...

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Exemplar WJEC A2 Lesson Plan | An Introduction MS4 & Selecting Texts »

Rob Miller | Thursday November 13, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, 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: An Introduction to Examined Unit MS4 – Selecting Texts

Context

This lesson would be delivered early in term two as an introduction to the requirements of the examined module MS4 while the students are completing their MS3 coursework. The exam itself is involved enough to warrant an...

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WJEC Media Studies AS > A2 Transition Unit »

Rob Miller | Tuesday October 28, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Film, Documentaries, Nanook, British, Soviet Union, Nazi Propaganda, Cinema Verite, Documentaries Links, Hot Entries

The following resource is intended to prepare students for WJEC A2 Media Studies coursework Unit MS3. The documentary brief is found here. A suggestion would be to introduce the unit in May/June, after AS Unit MS1 external assessment is complete.

Tasks in Order

1. Research the Codes and Conventions of Documentary. Use the resources below to identify what you consider to be different types of film documentary (with examples) showing clear understanding of the codes and...

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Viral Advertising »

Rob Miller | Wednesday October 22, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, Eduqas (WJEC) GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Eduqas (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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MS4 Music Pack: The Beatles, AC/DC and Leonard Cohen »

Rob Miller | Friday October 03, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Key Concepts, Ideology, Hot Entries, Music, British Pop Music, Fan Websites, Music Distribution, Music Industry, Music Promotion

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Below is an analysis of three music artists to assist research for MS4, Music Industry. For details of alternative artists, and a breakdown of admin related to the unit please see MediaEdu’s MS4 Music Pack: Beyonce, One Direction and Green Day.

WJEC permit one historical case study only from three chosen texts and The Beatles will be this first case study, also evidencing a British band that has received commercial, global success. AC/DC are...

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The Times, Daily Mirror and i Newspaper Study »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 30, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Ideology, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Synergy, News, News Ownership, News Values, Newspapers, Popular Press

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The purpose of this pack is to provide a research platform for students and teachers of MS4 by exploring key potential exam areas of questioning – a relevant balance of Newspapers could be a tabloid, mid market tabloid and a broadsheet or replacing the mid market tabloid with a local newspaper or a newspaper aimed at a specific demographic. This resource explores The Times as a national, traditional broadsheet, The Daily Mirror as a national,...

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MS4 Music Pack: Beyonce, One Direction and Green Day »

Rob Miller | Friday September 26, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Hot Entries, Music, British Pop Music, Fan Websites, Music Distribution, Music Industry, Music Promotion, The Press, New Media, Convergence, Internet, Social Networking, Synergy, Theory, Misc Theory

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The purpose of this pack is to provide a research platform for students and teachers of MS4 by exploring key potential exam areas of questioning – a useful balance of Music Artists includes a global performer (Beyonce), a British/Irish artist (One Direction) and a more independent case study or at least, reflecting more an indie genre (Green Day).

When studying or teaching MS4, a balance of artists and genres allows for comparative textual study...

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WJEC A2 MS4 Advertising: BT Infinity Campaign (2012-2014) »

Rob Miller | Wednesday September 03, 2014

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Advertising, Marketing, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries

The purpose of this pack is to provide a research platform for students and teachers of MS4 by exploring key potential exam areas of questioning – the advertising campaign is contemporary while in the exam you will be expected to analyse three, one of which must be British and it would make sense to have one global and the other with lower production values and more niche audience to enable a full answer to all potential question areas.  BT Infinity and BT Sport are high...

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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, Eduqas (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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WJEC A2 Media Studies MS4 Film Pack: Star Trek: Into Darkness, Philomena and The Double »

Rob Miller | Monday July 28, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Film Studies, Film, Action, Action Adventure, Biography, Drama, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Film Promotion, Film Studies, Thrillers, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries

  • Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
  • Philomena (2013)
  • The Double (2013)

The purpose of this pack is to provide a research platform for students and teachers of MS4 by exploring all key potential exam areas of questioning – the three films are all contemporary, two are British (only one needs to be in the exam) and all reflect the different ‘types’ of films consumed by global, and national audiences. Star Trek into Darkness is a high production value, globally distributed...

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WJEC AS Media Studies Representation of Issues: Immigration »

Viki Walden | Monday March 24, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Key Concepts, Ideology, Media Language, Hot Entries, News, Newspapers

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Immigration is a rich representation topic for WJEC AS Media Studies because it can allow us to explore ethnicity, nationality, events and issues simultaneously.  It can be quite a sensitive topic in the classroom, so it is important that students understand some of the key terminology that is often misinterpreted or conflated in the Media.

  • Immigration: Coming to live in a country different to your birth-place.
  • Immigrant: Someone arriving in a...
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WJEC AS Media Studies MS1 Representation of Class »

Viki Walden | Friday March 21, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (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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WJEC A2 Media Studies Level 4 Research Investigation Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Friday March 21, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Film, Documentaries, Factual, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

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How does Weekend of a Champion and Bowling for Columbine conform to the codes and conventions of the documentary genre?

Documentary is the earliest of film genres, from the Lumiere Brothers’ The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat and Workers Leaving a Factory (1895) through to The Epic of Everest (1912) and Vertov’s Man With a Movie Camera from 1929. It is, and always has been a prolific genre with the primary objective to inform but also to...

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WJEC AS Media Studies Revision Quiz »

Rob Miller | Thursday March 20, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

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  1. WJEC AS Media Studies Revision Quiz
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