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Intro to Exam

  1. 1. MEST 1 – Investigating Media AS Media - 2013
  2. 2. Review structure of exam Investigating Media Evaluate existing Define eachknowledge of of the key media areas of theplatforms and exam concepts
  3. 3. What is MEST 1?• 2 hour written exam (Mon 13th May – AM)• 50% of your AS Level• 80 marks• Two Sections: • A: four compulsory short answer questions • This includes viewing of a stimulus material • B: choice of one from two essay questions
  4. 4. What do we do in the exam?• Section A: Platforms & Concepts• Media Platforms • Broadcasting • Digital/Web Based Media (e-media) • Print• Media Concepts • Form • Audience • Institution • Representation
  5. 5. What do we do in the exam?• Section B: Cross Media StudyMusic: You will investigate how music is presented acrossthe media, for example, in (audio- visual) broadcasting,internet and portable electronic devices, newspapers andspecialist magazines.You should study the production and reception of thiscoverage including the ways in which audiences mayselect, consume and respond to music products.
  6. 6. What is each question worth?• Section A: (1 hour 15 minutes) • This includes 15 minutes viewing time• This section is worth 48 marks• Section B: (45 minutes)• This section is worth 32 marks• Total paper is worth 80 marks
  7. 7. Media PlatformsIn your groups, mind map -• What media would you include within the following platforms: • Broadcasting • E-Media • Print
  8. 8. Media Concepts• (FAIR) Form, Audience, Institution, Representation• This structure will be used to analyse each of the three platforms• What do you already know about FAIR?• How are you currently engaging with what is happening in the media?
  9. 9. Summary• How many sections are there in the exam?• What is each section about?• How should you use your time in the exam?• What is each section worth?• What do you need to demonstrate an understanding of in the exam?• What do you think the examiner wants you to do?
  10. 10. Homework - Media DebatesSelect a current media debate and create a poster on the debate• These could include: • Freedom and regulation of British press • VOD and the future of television • The impact of Web 2.0 on the creative industries• The poster should: • Be presentable and eye catching • Outline the key issues of the debate • Provide a balanced overview of the debateThis needs to be completed by Mon 25th Feb
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