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  1. 1. G321: FOUNDATION PORTFOLIO An explanation of the process and assessment criteria
  2. 2. The Task <ul><li>Print </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary exercise: using DTP and an image manipulation program, produce the front page of a new school/college magazine, featuring a photograph of a student in medium close-up plus some appropriately laid-out text and a masthead. Additionally candidates must produce a mock-up of the layout of the contents page to demonstrate their grasp of DTP. </li></ul><ul><li>Main task: the front page, contents and double page spread of a new music magazine (if done as a group task, each member of the group to produce an individual edition of the magazine, following the same house style). </li></ul><ul><li>All images and text used must be original, produced by the candidate(s), minimum of four images per candidate. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What the coursework involves <ul><li>Research and Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>50% of the total AS GCE marks are for your coursework 100 marks </li></ul>
  4. 4. How will I be assessed? <ul><li>The unit is marked out of a total of 100 marks: </li></ul><ul><li>20 marks for the presentation of the planning and research; </li></ul><ul><li>60 marks for the construction; </li></ul><ul><li>20 marks for the evaluation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How should my work be presented? <ul><li>The presentation of the research, planning and evaluation will take the form of a blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Planning may be presented in your blog but can take the form of a folder or scrapbook . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mark scheme for Research and Planning <ul><li>Level 4 16–20 marks </li></ul><ul><li>• There is excellent research into similar products and a potential target audience. </li></ul><ul><li>• There is excellent organisation of actors, locations, costumes or props. </li></ul><ul><li>• There is excellent work on shotlists, layouts, drafting, scripting or storyboarding. </li></ul><ul><li>• Time management is excellent. </li></ul><ul><li>• There is excellent use of digital technology or ICT in the presentation. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mark scheme for Construction <ul><li>Level 4 48–60 marks </li></ul><ul><li>There is evidence of excellence in the creative use of most of the following technical skills: </li></ul><ul><li>• framing a shot, including and excluding elements as appropriate; </li></ul><ul><li>• using a variety of shot distances as appropriate; </li></ul><ul><li>• shooting material appropriate to the task set; </li></ul><ul><li>• selecting mise-en-scène including colour, figure, lighting, objects and setting; </li></ul><ul><li>• manipulating photographs as appropriate to the context for presentation, including cropping and resizing; </li></ul><ul><li>• accurately using language and register; </li></ul><ul><li>• appropriately integrating illustration and text; </li></ul><ul><li>• showing understanding of conventions of layout and page design; </li></ul><ul><li>• showing awareness of the need for variety in fonts and text size; </li></ul><ul><li>• using ICT appropriately for the task set. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Evaluation <ul><li>In the evaluation the following questions must be answered: </li></ul><ul><li>• In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? </li></ul><ul><li>• How does your media product represent particular social groups? </li></ul><ul><li>• What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? </li></ul><ul><li>• Who would be the audience for your media product? </li></ul><ul><li>• How did you attract/address your audience? </li></ul><ul><li>• What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? </li></ul><ul><li>• Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mark scheme for Evaluation <ul><li>Level 4 16–20 marks </li></ul><ul><li>• There is excellent understanding of the forms and conventions used in the productions. </li></ul><ul><li>• There is excellent understanding of the role and use of new media in various stages of the </li></ul><ul><li>production. </li></ul><ul><li>• There is excellent understanding of the combination of main product and ancillary texts. </li></ul><ul><li>• There is excellent understanding of the significance of audience feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>• There is excellent skill in choice of form in which to present the evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>• There is excellent ability to communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>• There is excellent use of digital technology or ICT in the presentation. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What next? <ul><li>All 4 original images due in Friday 9 th Jan </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements made to article by Fri 9 th Jan </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of questionnaires by Fri 9 th Jan </li></ul>