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• ### G325 tips

1. 1. A2 exam
2. 2. The exam• 15 June (same as England v Sweden)• 2 hours• 3 questions• 100 marks (25, 25, 50)• worth half of the A2 (same as coursework)
3. 3. chances• 13% A - need 80/100• 33% A to B - need 70/100• 57% A to C - need 60/100• 76% A to D - need 50/100• 89% A to E - need 40/100
4. 4. work out your target• AS coursework+ AS exam+ A2 coursework = score out of 300• targets: A 320 B 280 C240 D 200 E160• A* needs min. 320, but at least 180 at A2
5. 5. what it looks like
6. 6. how is it marked?
7. 7. Section B• 20 Explanation, Argument, Analysis• 20 Examples• 10 Theory/Terminology
8. 8. Section A• ‘global’ mark out of 25, but taking account of same categories- EAA, EG, T
9. 9. 1a
10. 10. 1b
11. 11. Strategies• do the big question ﬁrst?• use a highlighter pen to emphasise key words• PREPARE
12. 12. Question 1a
13. 13. what can the question be on?• digital technology• creativity D• research and planning• post-production• using conventions of real media
14. 14. past questions
16. 16. what’s it about?• what did you do?• how did you do it?• how did your skills develop?• all supported with examples• in relation to the area(s) in the question
17. 17. your experience• early production exercises; prelim task• kids ﬁlm opening• ﬁlm opening: camera, editing, blogging, research and planning• music video: camera, editing, blogging, planning and research• digipack and advert: photoshop, photography, blogging
18. 18. Question 1b
19. 19. what can the question be on?• genre• narrative• representation• audience• media language
20. 20. past questions
21. 21. Analyse media representation in one of your coursework productions. Jan 10Analyse one of your coursework productions in relation to genre. Jun 10Apply theories of narrative to one of your coursework productions. Jan 11Analyse one of your coursework productions in relation to the concept of audience. Jun 11Analyse media representation in one of your coursework productions. Jan 12 ? Jun 12
22. 22. what’s it about• a detached analysis of one of your videos• detailed reference to the video• using the concept from the question• using two examples of theory
23. 23. AS production for 1b
24. 24. using narrative• Todorov’s model of equilibrium- disruption• journey structure; enigmas?• key moments in structure: realisation, return, killing• agents of the narrative (characters)• but where can this narrative go from here?
25. 25. using representation• three character types with their genre• weak male- how signalled?• female victim- eliminated by narrative• stalker (monster)- characteristics• Dyer and stereotypes• Clover’s character types from horror
26. 26. A2 production
27. 27. using genre• type of music and our expectations• Goodwin and how far it adheres• Neale- genre as ‘instances of repetition and difference’• the romance narrative (fantasy?)- the couple• key moments to illustrate
28. 28. using media language• camera- key moments• editing- key moments• mise-en-scene- key elements• sound- how far the music governs image; also diegetic sound• all from Bordwell and Thompson ﬁlm grammar• meaning from individual image: Roland Barthes- semiotics- denotation/connotation
29. 29. top tips• use all your work for 1a• know which video you will use for 1b• practice the essays for content and timing• choose and learn key theory points for 1b• 1b you can learn ﬁve answers!• 1a answer the question!
30. 30. A2 examﬁnd this presentation and more tips at: www.petesmediablog.blogspot.com @petesmediablog