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  • 1. GCE AS/A level 1291/01 MEDIA STUDIES – MS1 Media Representations and Responses A.M. WEDNESDAY, 9 January 2013 2½ hoursADDITIONAL MATERIALSIn addition to this examination paper, you will need:• a 12 page answer book;• to view an audio-visual extract.INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATESUse black ink or black ball-point pen.Answer all three questions.Read the questions so that you are familiar with their requirements. You will be given three minutesfor this at the beginning of the examination. This reading time is part of the 21⁄2 hours you will haveavailable for the examination.Audio-visual extractThe audio-visual extract will be played three times.For the first viewing just watch and listen.During the second viewing you may make notes.You will then be allowed ten minutes to make further notes and to think about your answers to thequestions.During the third and final viewing you may make additional notes.You should spend approximately 50 minutes completing your answer to Question 1.INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATESThe number of marks is given in brackets at the end of each question or part question.You are reminded that assessment will take into account the quality of written communication used inyour answers. © WJEC CBAC Ltd. SJJ*(W13-1291-01)
  • 2. 2 Answer all three questions.Study the opening sequence from the BBC historical drama Great Expectations (BBC, 2011). Thisshows a young boy who is forced to help an escaped prisoner.1. Analyse the extract commenting on: • visual codes • technical and audio codes • genre conventions. [40]2. (a) Suggest two different audiences for this BBC drama. Give brief reasons for your suggestions. [6] (b) Explore how this opening sequence appeals to one of these audiences. [9] (c) reference to your own detailed examples, explore how audiences are categorised by With the producers of media texts. [15]3. With reference to your own detailed examples, explore the representation of young people in the media today. [30]Acknowledgement: BBC Worldwide © WJEC CBAC Ltd (1291-01)

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