Introduction to MS1 Media Representations and Responses
What is the MS1 Topic? <ul><li>This is the exam paper you will sit in the Summer </li></ul><ul><li>It consists of 3 questi...
Question 1 : Analysis (20 mins for analysis and 45 mins for essay) <ul><li>You will be asked to analyse an unseen media te...
<ul><li>Magazines ( including comics) </li></ul><ul><li>Radio sequences </li></ul><ul><li>Film Extracts </li></ul><ul><li>...
Question 1 <ul><li>You will be asked to comment on 3 of the following aspects…a general analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Genre c...
Question 2  (35 min per question) <ul><li>These questions will either focus on REPRESENTATION or AUDIENCE. </li></ul><ul><...
Question 2 <ul><li>Representation: </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise and analyse different representations in the media text </l...
Question 2 <ul><li>The representation can focus on 1 of the following …. </li></ul><ul><li>Gender (Men or Women) </li></ul...
Question 3 (35 minutes per question) <ul><li>This is a  general question requiring your own examples and you can use the s...
Question 3 <ul><li>Audience :  </li></ul><ul><li>How one text can attract many different audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Defin...
Question 3 <ul><li>Representation : </li></ul><ul><li>Recognising and analysing the representation in the stimulus materia...
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Introduction to ms1

  1. 1. Introduction to MS1 Media Representations and Responses
  2. 2. What is the MS1 Topic? <ul><li>This is the exam paper you will sit in the Summer </li></ul><ul><li>It consists of 3 questions </li></ul><ul><li>It is worth 50% of your AS Grade </li></ul><ul><li>2 hours 30 mins </li></ul><ul><li>Sample papers are at the back of your booklets! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Question 1 : Analysis (20 mins for analysis and 45 mins for essay) <ul><li>You will be asked to analyse an unseen media text </li></ul><ul><li>Either a still image or moving image text </li></ul><ul><li>The different formats you can get include… </li></ul><ul><li>Advertisements (TV, Radio or Print) </li></ul><ul><li>DVD Covers </li></ul><ul><li>CD Covers </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper front pages </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Magazines ( including comics) </li></ul><ul><li>Radio sequences </li></ul><ul><li>Film Extracts </li></ul><ul><li>TV extracts </li></ul><ul><li>Music Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Websites (print outs) </li></ul><ul><li>Computer games extracts </li></ul>
  5. 5. Question 1 <ul><li>You will be asked to comment on 3 of the following aspects…a general analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Genre conventions – what you expect them to include and whether they do what you expect </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative construction – how it tells a story (narrative theories applied) </li></ul><ul><li>Visual, Auditory and Technical Codes (how used and why used - effect) </li></ul><ul><li>Language used and modes of address </li></ul>
  6. 6. Question 2 (35 min per question) <ul><li>These questions will either focus on REPRESENTATION or AUDIENCE. </li></ul><ul><li>Audience: </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the target and secondary audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse the media text – showing how it appeals to the audience/s </li></ul><ul><li>Write on issues linked to audience – using audience theories and your own 2/3 case studies </li></ul>
  7. 7. Question 2 <ul><li>Representation: </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise and analyse different representations in the media text </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse 1 representation in the media text in detail (visual, technical and auditory codes) </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how the group have been represented in the media </li></ul>
  8. 8. Question 2 <ul><li>The representation can focus on 1 of the following …. </li></ul><ul><li>Gender (Men or Women) </li></ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnicity </li></ul><ul><li>National Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul>
  9. 9. Question 3 (35 minutes per question) <ul><li>This is a general question requiring your own examples and you can use the stimulus media text too </li></ul><ul><li>Again the focus will EITHER be REPRESENTATION or AUDIENCE </li></ul>
  10. 10. Question 3 <ul><li>Audience : </li></ul><ul><li>How one text can attract many different audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Defining different audiences (target and secondary audiences) </li></ul><ul><li>How media texts construct and position audiences </li></ul><ul><li>How different audiences can respond differently to the same text </li></ul>
  11. 11. Question 3 <ul><li>Representation : </li></ul><ul><li>Recognising and analysing the representation in the stimulus material – use of visual, auditory and technical codes </li></ul><ul><li>What representation is and its link to ideology </li></ul><ul><li>To go beyond the representation – who constructed it? What purpose it? What effects it has or aims to have on the audience? </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of issues around representation – stereotypes (good/bad) how built? Mediation and ideology. </li></ul>
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