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  • 1.  Media Studies is almost uniquely placed within the Curriculum. It sits at a crossroads encompassing the arts, social sciences and technology – a true renaissance subject. As such, students undertaking Media Studies are able to utilise subject skills from every other discipline studied; it is one of the few subjects with which students can actively engage within a “real world” context. The Media is the vehicle by which the human race intellectually navigates the world and, as a global phenomenon, the Media has become part of an ever-developing Global Culture and Global Language. It is not just a subject but a way in which we can learn about our world and about all other subjects. There is no aspect of school and of life in which a knowledge of Media is not a pre-requisite for success.Mr Scargill May 2010
  • 2. OCR Media Studies at AS
  • 3. Our expectations of you You have an interest in The Media. You are reasonably proficient in the use of computer technology. If you are lacking in any of the above, you are a fast learner. You pay close attention to detailed instructions. You are interested in technology and the Web. You will commit yourself fully to study and practical work outside of school hours and during study periods. You have excellent attendance (at least 98%). You will keep your school Inbox free as I will email useful stuff to you on a regular basis.
  • 4. My deal The specification will be covered and you will be thoroughly prepared for your assessment. Work will be marked within 10 school days and feedback will guide you to improvement. There will be a weekly Media Surgery after school for one hour. The Media Department’s equipment will be available during the school day under Mr Scargill’s supervision.
  • 5.  Head of Department: Mr ScargillSpecialist Areas:Media TheoryVideo GamesFilm EditingCameraworkSocial MediaWeb 2.o
  • 6.  Assistant Teacher: Mrs Vincent Specialist Areas:TV DramaCultural RepresentationContemporary Media Issues
  • 7. What you will study G321: AS Coursework Portfolio (50%) of the grade.Film MediaPreliminary exercise: Continuity task involving the filming and editing of a character opening a door, crossing a room and sitting down in a chair opposite another character, with whom she/he then exchanges in a couple of lines of dialogue. This task should demonstrate match on action, shot/reverse shot and the 180-degree rule.Main task: the titles and opening of a new fiction film, to last a maximum of two minutes.
  • 8. Coursework Assessment Your research, planning and method will be recorded on a live blog that the examiner will be given access to. Your film will be presented to the examiner as a DVD.
  • 9. Grade A: AS 2012
  • 10. Grade A: AS 2012
  • 11. What you will study G322 Key Media ConceptsA two hour long examination in which you will:Analyse an unseen 5 minute clip of a recent TV Drama.
  • 12. What you will study Institutions and Audiences: a one hour examination question. The institution for 2012 / 13 is The Video Games Industry.
  • 13. Don’t Panic! Mr Scargill will be able to teach you to use any software packages you need to use. You are given ample time and support as well as modern facilities upon which to create your coursework. It is hard work but it is also fun.
  • 14. Contact scargill@guilsborough.northants.sch.uk Twitter: @GuilsMedia