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Legacy WJEC Eduqas GCSE Media Studies »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 18, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies

Legacy Resources

2018 WJEC GCSE Media Studies

Welcome to Edusites Media’s comprehensive resources and materials link covering every aspect of the WJEC GCSE TV News and News Websites Specification (Summer 2018 Award).

Focussing on key areas of academic study we have everything covered – this includes in depth schemes of work, a teaching guide, student workbook, slideshow, mock exams with mark schemes, exemplar responses, case studies and interactive quizzes to kick start...

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Media & Film Studies Blogs »

Richard Gent | Monday June 01, 2009

Categories: 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, 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, 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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New Spec Eduqas (WJEC) Unit 1 of 6 GCSE Media Studies Media Language »

Barry Rainsford | Monday May 29, 2017

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies

These resources are flexible for the first term when you don’t have to choose which exam board you are pursuing.

Each term we provide a Core Unit, based on the Department for Education Media Studies GCSE subject content. (February 2016)

The four areas of this theoretical framework, are:

  • media language: how the media through their forms, codes and conventions communicate meanings
  • representation: how the media portray events, issues, individuals and social groups
  • media...
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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Teaching Guide »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday April 20, 2017

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

Guide Navigation

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Teaching Guide
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Slides
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Student Workbook

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 Media Studies at A Level and KS4 in a very large [2,500 pupils]...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Student Workbook »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday October 01, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

Guide Navigation

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Teaching Guide
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Slides
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Student Workbook

Introduction

This booklet is to support the preparation for the unit examination for WJEC GCSE Media. This workbook will enable you to work through the series of sessions led by your teacher and help you to start thinking about the kinds of tasks...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Slides »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday October 01, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

Guide Navigation

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Teaching Guide
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Slides
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Student Workbook

WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Slides

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  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Slides



WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Teaching Guide »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday September 22, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

Guide Navigation

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Overview Planner
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Teaching Guide
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Slides (opens in new tab)
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Student Workbook
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News 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...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Radio News Quiz »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 06, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Radio, Radio News

  1. WJEC GCSE Media Studies Radio News Quiz
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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers Quiz »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 06, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Specimen Paper Mark Scheme »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 19, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News, Teacher Zone, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

Thinking about the Media – Investigating (Newspapers) and Planning (Radio News)

  • A01: Recall, select, and communicate their knowledge and understanding of media products and the contexts in which they are produced and consumed
  • A02: Analyse and respond to media texts/topics using media key concepts and appropriate terminology
  • A03: Demonstrate research, planning and presentational skills
  • A04: Construct and evaluate their own products using creative and technical skills

Question...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Exemplar A* Response »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 19, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News, Teacher Zone, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

Candidate Name:
Centre Number:
Candidate Number:

Media Studies

Unit 1 Thinking about the Media: Investigating and Planning

Monday 5th June 2017

Exemplar A* response developed by Edusites Media

2 hours 15 minutes

Section A (40) 38
Section B (40) 37
Total (80) 75

Additional Materials

Printed Resource Material for use with Section A

Optional: coloured pens/pencils and rulers for use with Section B

Spare paper for notes (to be provided by centre)

Instructions to Candidates

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Mock Exam »

Rob Miller | Monday July 18, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News, Teacher Zone, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

Candidate Name:
Centre Number:
Candidate Number:

Media Studies

Unit 1 Thinking about the Media: Investigating and Planning

Monday 5th June 2017

A Specimen Paper developed by Edusites Media

2 hours 15 minutes

Section A (40)
Section B (40)
Total (80)

Additional Materials

Printed Resource Material for use with Section A:

  • Resource Material 1.docx
  • Resource Material 2.docx

Optional: coloured pens/pencils and rulers for use with Section B

Spare paper for notes (to be...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Workshop »

Rob Miller | Wednesday June 29, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

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 newspapers and radio news by exploring key genres and conventions – tabloid, mid market tabloid, local newspapers, broadsheets and freesheets.
  • Sessions will also explore how news offered on a range of platforms has impacted on this historical media form. One of these alternative platforms is Radio News....
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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Overview Planner »

Barry Rainsford | Monday June 20, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

Guide Navigation

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Overview Planner
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Teaching Guide
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Slides (opens in new tab)
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Student Workbook
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Glossary

Associated Resources

  • Overview Planner.pdf

Introduction for Teachers

News is a staple of media output. Most of us require a...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Glossary »

Barry Rainsford | Sunday June 19, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

Guide Navigation

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Overview Planner
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Teaching Guide
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Slides (opens in new tab)
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Student Workbook
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Glossary

Using this Glossary

This glossary of terms is intended for use with the above resources for Unit 1 WJEC Summer 2017 GCSE Media...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Student Workbook »

Barry Rainsford | Sunday June 19, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

Guide Navigation

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Overview Planner
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Teaching Guide
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Slides (opens in new tab)
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Student Workbook
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Glossary

Introduction

This workbook is to support the preparation for the unit examination for WJEC GCSE Media. It will enable you to...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Film Trailers and Film Posters Specimen Paper Mark Scheme »

Rob Miller | Friday December 04, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Film, Film Analysis, Film Language, Film Trailers, Hot Entries, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Poster Design, Starters & Teaching Ideas, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

Thinking about the Media – Investigating (Film Trailers) and Planning (Film Posters)

  • A01: Recall, select, and communicate their knowledge and understanding of media products and the contexts in which they are produced and consumed
  • A02: Analyse and respond to media texts/topics using media key concepts and appropriate terminology
  • A03: Demonstrate research, planning and presentational skills
  • A04: Construct and evaluate their own products using creative and technical skills
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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Film Trailers Quiz »

Rob Miller | Wednesday September 16, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Film, Film Trailers, Hot Entries, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

  1. WJEC GCSE Media Studies Film Trailers Quiz
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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Film Posters Quiz »

Rob Miller | Wednesday September 16, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Film, Film Promotion, Hot Entries, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Film Trailers and Film Posters Exemplar A* Response »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 27, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Film, Film Analysis, Film Language, Film Trailers, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Poster Design, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Mocks

Candidate Name:
Centre Number:
Candidate Number:

Media Studies

Unit 1 Thinking about the Media: Investigating and Planning

Monday 6th June 2016

Exemplar A* response developed by Edusites Media

2 hours 15 minutes

Section A (40)
Section B (40)
Total (80)

Additional Materials

Audio-visual resource for use with Section A
Optional: coloured pens/pencils and rulers for use with Section B
Spare paper for notes (to be provided by centre)

Instructions to Candidates

General

  • Write...
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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Film Trailers and Film Posters Mock Exam »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 27, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Film, Film Analysis, Film Language, Film Trailers, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Poster Design, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

Candidate Name:
Centre Number:
Candidate Number:

Media Studies

Unit 1 Thinking about the Media: Investigating and Planning

Monday 6th June 2016

A Specimen Paper developed by Edusites Media

2 hours 15 minutes

Section A (40)
Section B (40)
Total (80)

Additional Materials

Audio-visual resource for use with Section A
Optional: coloured pens/pencils and rulers for use with Section B
Spare paper for notes (to be provided by centre)

Instructions to Candidates

General

  • Write your...
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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Interactive Film Trailers and Film Posters Resource »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 26, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, Marketing, Viral Advertising, Film, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Film Language, Film Trailers, Mise-en-scene, Key Concepts, Distribution, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Media Language, Narrative, Regulation, Representation & Stereotyping, New Media, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, Making Money, New Technologies, Synergy, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Poster Design

This resource is to be used in conjunction with the Edusites Media Specimen Exam with Exemplar Response and the Film Trailer and Film Poster Quizzes.

Section A Film Trailers

Film Trailers… What are they and why do you think they are important media to study? Have a look at the following trailers from 2014 and write down what the audience appeals are. We’ll deconstruct the first one, Gravity.

Gravity (2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXgOaeDfmRQ

  • Narrative enigma...
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WJEC GCSE Print and TV Advertising Glossary of Terms »

Rob Miller | Tuesday April 14, 2015

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

Advertising copy: The advertising content of printed media e.g. magazines or newspapers.

Editorial copy: The non-advertising content of printed media.

Marketing: Including the 4ps (product, price, placement and promotion) - marketing is the umbrella term that advertising is a part of.

Advertising: The physical communication of making an audience aware of a brand.

Product: An object being sold e.g. trainers.

Brand: The image, name and identity of an object e.g. Nike...

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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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Exemplar WJEC GCSE Lesson Plan | Introducing Print and TV Advertising »

Rob Miller | Friday November 14, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, Intro to Advertising, 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 Print and TV Advertising

Context

This lesson will take place around the February Half Term in preparation for the examined unit on Print and TV Advertising. It is expected that the Controlled Assessment will be complete and that pupils can focus on what is an extensive 2...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Print Advertising D/C Grade Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Monday November 03, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, More on Advertising, Hot Entries, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Unit 1 - Thinking About the Media: Investigating and Planning

Section A: Print Advertising (40 Marks)

Study carefully the Resource Material. It consists of two magazine adverts, one for Chanel Coco Mademoiselle taken from Vogue Magazine, May 2013 and one for The Kooples taken from Dazed Magazine, May 2013

1. (a) Identify two typical conventions of print advertising from each advert. (3/4)

In the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle advert, Keira Knightly is in the middle and she is...

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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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Old Spice ‘Smell Like a Man’ Advertising Campaign Case Study (2010-2014) »

Rob Miller | Friday September 19, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, Intro to Advertising, Marketing, More on Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media

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Institutional Factors

Old Spice is a historical brand (1937) of grooming products now owned (1990) by the oligopoly Proctor & Gamble which ensures and funds its high production value advertising – P & G are an American multinational who secured $83bn sales from their broad product range in 2014. Old Spice as a brand has a historical product of cologne, available in its original scent as well as in ‘Pure Sport’ format. In 2006 its OS Signature...

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WJEC GCSE Unit 2 CA: Creating for the Media: Investigating and Producing »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 16, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Music Press Production, Music, Music Promotion, The Press, Production Zone, Print Production

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This is an additional Unit 2 brief - full details can be found on MediaEdu’s WJEC GCSE Media Studies controlled assessment admin and process resource.

Students need to produce three pieces of work from at least three media. ‘Media’ is interpreted as film, television, animated film, radio, magazines, music videos, websites, computer games, newspapers and advertising – not platforms.

  • Two Textual Investigations on two media (one must be print...
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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Unit 2 CA: Creating for the Media »

Rob Miller | Sunday August 31, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Print Production, Video Production

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Students need to produce three pieces of work from at least three media. ‘Media’ is interpreted as FILM, TELEVISION, ANIMATED FILM, RADIO, MAGAZINES, MUSIC VIDEOS, WEBSITES, COMPUTER GAMES, NEWSPAPERS and ADVERTISING – not platforms.

  • Two Textual Investigations on two media (one must be print based) - 20%
  • One Media Production – Research, Planning, Production, Evaluation - 40%

THE TEXTUAL INVESTIGATIONS MUST NOT BE BASED ON THE PRODUCTION...

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WJEC GCSE Advertising Quiz »

Rob Miller | Friday August 29, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

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  • WJEC GCSE Advertising Quiz
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AQA GCSE TV News Quiz »

Rob Miller | Friday August 29, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

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  • AQA GCSE TV News Quiz
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WJEC GCSE Media Studies A* Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Sunday August 24, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Unit 1 - Thinking About the Media: Investigating and Planning

Section A: Print Advertising (40 Marks)

Study carefully the Resource Material. It consists of two magazine adverts, one for Chanel Coco Mademoiselle taken from Vogue Magazine, May 2013 and one for The Kooples taken from Dazed Magazine, May 2013.

1. (a) Identify two typical conventions of print advertising from each advert. (4)

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From the Chanel Coco...

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Compare the Market Advertising Campaign Case Study »

Rob Miller | Wednesday July 23, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, Marketing, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, New Media, Internet, Social Networking, Making Money, Synergy

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Institutional Factors

Compare the Market the company was founded by The BGL Group (insurance companies) in 2005 as a ‘Price Comparison Website’ while Compare the Meerkat is an advertising campaign for this brand. The campaign was launched January 2009 and is still running as of July 2014, centred around a CGI anthropomorphic Russian meerkat called Alexander Orlov, plus his family and friends.

The idea of choice that is represented in the...

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Nivea for Men Print Advertising Campaign “It Starts With You” Case Study »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 22, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, Intro to Advertising, Marketing, More on Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Synergy

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Institutional Factors

In 2012, the global skin and body care brand Nivea aggressively advertised its skin care products to an emerging male demographic that was becoming more and more comfortable with using ‘products’ to enhance their appearance – owned by the German Healthcare multinational conglomerate Beiersdorf, their intention was to exploit this market but also respond to recent negative criticism and controversy that in 2011 saw them...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Slides »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday June 21, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

Guide Navigation

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Overview Planner
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Teaching Guide
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Slides (opens in new tab)
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Student Workbook
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Glossary

WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Slides

Click on the link below to open the slideshow.

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies...
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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, Teacher Zone, 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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Magazines Quiz »

Rob Miller | Tuesday February 19, 2013

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Magazines, Gossip Magazines, Listings Magazines, Masculinity in Men's Magazines, Online Magazines, Teenage & Lifestyle Magazines, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

  1. Open Magazines Quiz
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TV Crime Drama Quiz »

Rob Miller | Monday February 18, 2013

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Television, Television Crime Drama

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Radio Times Magazine Case Study »

Rob Miller | Wednesday January 30, 2013

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Image Analysis, Intro to Magazines, Listings Magazines, More on Magazines, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, Synergy

Institutional Factors and Marketing

Radio Times is a weekly Listings Magazine in terms of genre that has been published by the BBC from 1923 until 2011. It is now published by the Immediate Media Company after the merger of BBC Magazines (BBC Magazines used to be owned by the BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide) while the Immediate Media Company is established as a combined publishing house.

Radio Times is still a branded BBC publication however and its key focus is BBC...

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2014 WJEC GCSE Media Studies 2-Year TV Crime Drama Scheme »

Rob Miller | Thursday January 24, 2013

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Television, Television Crime Drama

Scheme

  • Unit 1 - Section A: Thinking about the Media: Investigating TV Crime Drama
  • Unit 1 - Section B: Thinking about the Media: Magazines
  • Unit 2 - Creating for the Media: Investigating and Planning (Controlled Assessment)
  • 2014 WJEC GCSE Media Studies 2-Year TV Crime Drama Scheme.doc

Associated Resources

  • Lewis Case Study
  • CSI Case Study
  • New Tricks Case Study
  • Heat Magazine Case Study
  • The Big Issue Magazine Case Study
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies TV Crime Drama Mock Exam 2014.docx
  • ...
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The Big Issue Magazine Case Study »

Rob Miller | Tuesday January 22, 2013

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Intro to Magazines, Street Magazines, New Media, Digital Media

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Institutional Factors and Marketing

First published in 1991 The Big Issue has gone from strength to strength to become the world’s most widely circulated street newspaper. It officially belongs to the hybrid genre of entertainment and social business and as such, runs regular reviews on films, book releases, theatre, music and art but no television listings – the entertainment aspect attracts advertising revenue while the editorial content is...

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Heat Magazine Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday January 21, 2013

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Gossip Magazines, Intro to Magazines, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Synergy

Institutional Factors and Marketing

Heat is a weekly gossip magazine published by Bauer, one of the oligopoly of magazine publishers with a circulation of just over half a million.

When it launched in 1999 it launched as a Listings/Entertainment magazine achieving a lower than expected circulation of below 100,000 – as a result the decision was made to re-brand and reposition Heat in the marketplace as an out and out Gossip Magazine aimed at C2, D and E women.

The...

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2013 WJEC GCSE Media Studies Web Based Drama Conventions and Activities »

Rob Miller | Thursday December 27, 2012

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Integration, New Technologies, Synergy, Web Based Drama

Section B: Thinking about the Media – Planning Web Based Drama

Web Based Drama can be studied on one level as stories that are presented in a dramatic way and like their TV Drama counterpart – they explore a range of sub genres which can also be hybridized. Again, like TV Drama they involve dramatic programmes that are scripted and are normally fictional. Crucially they have a shorter running time than TV Drama and lower production values.

Students need to be aware of...

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New Tricks Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday December 17, 2012

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Television, Television Crime Drama

Currently in its ninth season New Tricks is a Police Procedural Crime Drama produced by independent production company, Wall to Wall (part of Shed Media Group) and commissioned by the BBC. Wall to Wall are an established production company making programmes like Who do you think you are? for the BBC with New Tricks first broadcast in 2003 as a one off episode.

By the fourth series New Tricks was reaching a very respectable 9.25 million audiences for the BBC identifying it...

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CSI Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday December 14, 2012

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Television, American Quality Television (AQT), Television Crime Drama

Currently in its thirteenth season CSI remains the most watched television programme globally for over five years. CSI premiered on the American network CBS in 2000 and has multiple scheduling in the UK on channels such as C5 (normally at 9pm), Sky Living, CBS Drama and 5 USA. The Police Procedural/Forensic Crime Drama hybrid (see Genre below) has received significant critical and commercial success and has a mass target audience.

Success spawned the development of a...

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Lewis Case Study »

Rob Miller | Tuesday December 11, 2012

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Television, Television Crime Drama

After a successful pilot in 2006, the first series of Lewis was broadcast in 2007. Cloned from Morse Lewis is a high production value ITV Crime Drama that has developed into a flagship, or tentpole programme for ITV in terms of ratings, attracting advertising revenue and critical success. As with Morse Lewis is set in Oxford and is closely affiliated to Oxford University and university buildings – much of the crime and investigations are set in and around the Oxford...

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Holby City Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday November 05, 2012

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Television, Medical Drama, Television Drama

Holby City is a BBC produced British Medical Drama set in the fictional Holby City Hospital near Bristol, close to the Welsh border. It concerns the lives and ups and downs of its staff, patients and Doctors and borrows heavily from the conventions of the soap opera (see Genre). Initially broadcast in January 1999 it is now currently in its 15th series and is aired weekly on a Tuesday night in 60 minute format in HD (from 2010) during prime time at 8pm – filming is all year...

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Glee Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday November 05, 2012

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Television, Musical Drama, Television Drama

Glee is a successful US TV Drama hybridised with the genres of comedy and musical. It was first broadcast in 2009 by mainstream network, Fox Television and currently is in its 4th series evidencing critical and commercial success. The narrative involves aspirational recording artists and performers who have enrolled in Glee Club at the fictional William McKinley High School in Ohio. Glee Club is at the bottom of the social network in this particular school – everyone is...

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