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OCR Media Studies A@ Critical Perspectives part 1 briefing

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  • 1. G325 Critical Perspectives in Media Briefing
  • 2. Critical Perspectives
    • Single exam at A2
    • 2 hours
    • Worth 50% of A2
    • Worth 25% of overall qualification
    • Divided into 2 halves
      • Each worth 50 marks
      • Must answer both parts
  • 3. Critical perspectives
    • The purpose of this unit is to assess candidates
      • knowledge and understanding of media concepts,
      • contexts and critical debates,
    • through their understanding of one contemporary media issue and their ability to evaluate their own practical work in reflective and theoretical ways .
  • 4. Second part
    • HCC is preparing you for this part
  • 5. Section A Theoretical Evaluation of Production
    • 2 compulsory questions
    • Both worth 25 marks
    • 30 minute time allocation
    • Students need to evaluate their skills development over the course
      • Foundation portfolio
      • Advanced portfolio
  • 6. Assessment objectives
    • AO1
      • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates, using terminology appropriately and with accurate and coherent written expression.
    • AO2
      • Apply knowledge and understanding to show how meanings are created when analysing media products and evaluating their own practical work.
  • 7. Assessment objectives
    • AO3
      • Demonstrate the ability to plan and construct media products using appropriate technical and creative skills.
    • AO4
      • Demonstrate the ability to undertake and apply appropriate research.
  • 8. Synoptic assessment
    • is included in A2 units G324 and G325. Synoptic assessment in media studies will take account of the requirement that A Level qualifications should enable candidates to develop a broader and deeper understanding of the connections between the knowledge and understanding set out in the specification as a whole . Synoptic assessment will involve the explicit synthesis of insights gained from a close and detailed study of a range of media texts, institutions and technologies. It will require candidates to show evidence of the ways in which contextual factors and media concepts inform their own readings, and ensure that candidates demonstrate their skills of interpretation and evaluation to give articulate, well-argued responses.
  • 9. Clear focus
  • 10. Focus of Exam
    • AO1
      • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates, using terminology appropriately and with accurate and coherent written expression .
    • AO2
      • Apply knowledge and understanding to show how meanings are created when analysing media products and evaluating their own practical work.
  • 11. Question 1a
    • A description and evaluation of skills
    • Focus on skills development
    • Will need to focus on 1 or 2 specific production practices
  • 12. Remember
    • Examiner has not seen your productions
    • You can choose which coursework you focus on
    • Can include the
      • Preliminary task
      • Ancillary tasks
    • For 1a you can use experiences outside Media e.g. Stop frame in photography
  • 13. Q1a - Practices
    • Exam will require focus on one or two of;
    • Digital technology
    • Creativity
    • Research and planning
    • Post-production
    • Using conventions from real media texts
  • 14. Question 1b
    • Students select one production
    • Evaluate this production in relation to concepts
  • 15. Question 1b Concepts
    • Exam will nominate one concepts only from;
    • Genre
    • Narrative
    • Representation
    • Audience
    • Media Language
  • 16. Question 1a
    • Main focus initially
    • 1b best left until coursework fully finished.
  • 17. Task 1 Digital technology
    • Prepare an audit of
      • What
      • When
      • Where
      • Why
    • Software
    • Webware
    • Digital hardware
  • 18. Task 1
    • Prepare your personal audit
    • Might help to work in pairs to develop
    • Aim to get onto few sheet of paper
      • Aids revision
      • Concise
      • Advise landscape
  • 19. Digital Audit etc  Collection of feedback MV 01/10 WW Facebook  Storyboard task Prelim task 10/08 SW Comic Life  Shots for inclusion Digipak 12/09  Location shots MV 11/09  Location shots Prelim task 10/08 HW Digital stills camera PP R&P Creat Why Where When Type Technology
  • 20. Software and webware
  • 21. G325 Critical Perspectives in Media Briefing