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Introduction to Y11 GCSE Media Studies 2013 - Promotion and Marketing of Video Games

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Year 11 introduction

  1. 1. GCSE Media Studies YEAR 11 – THE EXAM
  2. 2. Course Structure COURSEWORK – 60% Assignment 1: Introduction to Media ◦ Advertising ◦ 15 marks (10% of the GCSE) Assignment 2: Cross-Media Study ◦ The Music Industry ◦ 30 marks (20% of the GCSE) Assignment 3: Practical Production & Evaluation ◦ Magazines ◦ 45 marks (30% of the GCSE) EXAM – 40% Set topic – the promotion and marketing of video games 60 marks in total
  3. 3. You have a lot to live up to GCSE Media Studies exam results 2013 92% A*-C overall; 100% of boys A*-C 5 A*, 6 A, 10 B out of a class of 25. The reason – good coursework, but they did even better on the exam.
  4. 4. How does the exam work Teaching – learning about the set topic ◦ Key Terms ◦ Case Studies ◦ Knowledge ◦ Revision Pre-release material 4 weeks before the exam 4 weeks preparation time Then do the exam
  5. 5. The exam Usually four questions ◦ Two testing knowledge and understanding of the set topic ◦ Using your case studies and factual knowledge ◦ Giving examples and using terminology ◦ Two demonstrating practical skills ◦ Using your creativity and planning ◦ Preparing a promotional campaign Always writing in-role as if you were a media producer
  6. 6. What you need to do Your new media book = your revision guide Notes in every lesson Key terms and definitions – using a highlighter/colour code Case studies ORGANISATION If you miss anything – YOU MUST CATCH UP
  7. 7. The Blog http://chewvalleygcsemedia.tumblr.com/ Will be updated with presentations, documents, links, resources as we go along Will form an online revision guide
  8. 8. To begin… A brief history of video games
  9. 9. Genres in video games Brainstorm: video game platforms Link in: video game titles linked to the platforms Separate page: Mind map from the titles – video game genres From each genre, map in as may conventions of the genre as you can

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