Two Questions on Production (worth 25 marks each)1A) Skills Development1B) Theoretical Evaluation of Production+One Question on Collective Identity (worth 50 marks)
Theoretical Evaluation of ProductionQuestion 1:Describe and evaluate your skills development over the courseof your production work, from Foundation Portfolio to AdvancedPortfolio.
• Question 1(a) requires candidates to describe and evaluate their skills development over the course of their production work, from Foundation Portfolio to Advanced Portfolio. The focus of this evaluation must be on skills development, and the question will require them to adapt this to one or two specific production practices. The list of practices to which questions will relate is as follows:• Digital Technology• Creativity• Research and planning• Post-production• Using conventions from real media texts In the examination, questions will be posed using one or two of these categories.
Jot down the production skills you havedeveloped over the two year media courseOrganise your skills under the following headings (certain skillsmay well fall under more than one heading):Digital TechnologyCreativityResearch and planningPost-productionUsing conventions from real media texts
Jot down some ideas:•Why are media production skills important?•How have media production skills learnt on the course helped you to becreative?•What digital technology have you used during AS and A2?•What research and planning have you done during AS and A2?•What post-production effects have you used in AS and A2 projects?•How have you used existing forms and conventions from real media productsin AS and A2 projects?
Exam Question for 1(A)1 (a) “Digital technology turns media consumers into media producers”. In your own experience, how has your creativity developed through using digital technology to complete your coursework productions? [25 Marks]
January 2010 Exam Question: 1(A) “Describe how you developed research and planning skills for media production and evaluate how these skills contributed to creative decision making. Refer to a range of examples in your answer to show how these skills developed over time”. (25 marks)
June 2010 Exam Question 1(A):Describe the ways in which your production work was informed by research intoreal media texts and how your ability to use such research for productionhas developed over time. 
Question 1(b) requires candidates to select one production andevaluate it in relation to a media concept:GenreNarrativeRepresentationAudienceMedia language
You will need to refer to your work for the Foundation (MagazineProject) and Advanced (Music Promo Package) Portfolio units.Marks are awarded for:• Explanation / analysis / argument (10 marks)• Use of examples (10 marks)• Use of terminology (5 marks)