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  • Stretch and Challenge
    • The new OCR Media A level spec
  • Style of Day
    • not me with a kit
    • your ideas and questions, my responses and some input
    • sharing and steering
  • blurb aims...
    • perspectives and pedagogies for analytical and production skills
    • holistic/manageable route
    • practical activities and approaches to assessment
    • inspiring models of production
  • Why Stretch and challenge?
    • demand of new A2 courses generally
    • the A* set at 92% of UMS (370/400)
    • what gifted and talented students want
    • so why not all students?
  • Villiers Park manifesto
    • strong mutual student-teacher relations
    • opportunities to work with the similarly motivated
    • appreciation of individual learning styles
    • optimised use of time
    • student awareness of spec and long term objectives
    • accessible up to date resources including online access for home
    • work experience and networking
  • “a doing spec”
    • encouraging reflective practice and allowing space and freedom of choice
  • What would you want in your ideal Media A level course?
  • Can this be achieved in the new one?
  • What are you most concerned about in the new A level?
  • Problems with existing A level
    • Too much assessment (six units)
    • Insufficient practise for 2730
    • Uneven tasks for 2730
    • 2731 Section a lot of rote learning
    • 2732 hard to maintain exam paper passages
    • 2733 uneven tasks
    • Pedestrian write-ups for practical
    • 2734 doesn’t work as an exam
    • 2735 topics rather arbitrary
    • Spec overall too piecemeal
    • not integrated practical/theory
  • How new spec attempts to address these issues
    • Reduced assessment burden (four units)
    • Four more ‘even’ tasks for G321
    • Removal of write-up from coursework
    • G321 preparation through preliminary tasks
    • More focussed industry study for G322
    • ‘ new media’ fully integrated into themes for G325
    • Research encouraged for all units, though not assessed directly in exams
    • Integration of theory and practical in G325
    • Centre choice of content freed up
  • Innovation
    • Use of electronic media for Research and Planning and Evaluation
    • Different modes of literacy embedded
    • Integration of coursework and writing in G325
  • Challenges
    • Pushing technical expertise G321 and 324
    • Building an integrated model for coursework writing in G325 Section A
    • New ideas to take on board G325 Section B
    • Industry study G322
    • TV Drama study G322
  • Today
    • Integrated approaches to AS
    • Advanced approaches to theory and practice at A2
  • AS Course
    • Keep it simple
    • All students do same option
    • Do extra tasks to build skills
    • Set up electronic research and planning
    • Use peer assessment for AfL
    • Get students to keep writing about their production work
    Advice: coursework
  • Evaluation Questions
    • In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products ?
    • How does your media product represent particular social groups ?
    • What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why ?
    • Who would be the audience for your media product ?
    • How did you attract/address your audience?
    • What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product ?
    • Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product ?
    • Make analysing as active as possible
    • Choose the industry carefully for Sect B
    • Think forward to A2
    Advice: Exam
  • Group Exercise
  • TV Drama
    • Sample question
  • Discuss the ways in which the extract constructs representations of gender using the following:
    • camera shots, movement angle, composition
    • editing
    • sound
    • mise-en-scene
  • Which industry to do and why? and how?
  • Discuss the issues raised by an institution’s need to target specific audiences within a media industry you have studied
  • A2 course
  • Preparatory tasks
    • CD Meme
    • Britney
    • storyboard/animatic/group plan/shots
    • a finished version
  • Electronic R&P
    • Blogging
  • Other A2 Options
  • Evaluation Questions
    • In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products ?
    • How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?
    • What have you learned from your audience feedback?
    • How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?
  • Reflecting on Production
    • How has your creativity developed through using digital technology to complete your coursework productions?
    • Explain how you used conventional and/or experimental narrative approaches in one of your production pieces
  • Section B
    • WeMedia
    • Media in the online age
    • Regulation
    • Collective Identity
    • Global Media
    • Postmodernism
  • Six Examples
    • where could you use them?
  • Examples
    • Grand Theft Auto 4
    • Music Video
    • This is England
    • Life on Mars
    • Cosmopolitan or another magazine
    • Last
  • Stretch and Challenge
    • The new OCR Media A level spec