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A2 media intro

  1. 1. A2 Media An introduction into A2
  2. 2. The course structure Course 200 marks C/W 100 marks R&P 20 marks Construction Main 40 marks Ancillary tasks 20 marks Evaluation 20 marks Exam ‘Critical perspectives’ 100 marks Section A ‘Theoretical Evaluation of Production’ 50 marks Section B ‘Contemporary Media Issues Postmodernism’ 50 marks
  3. 3. Value of Marks AS • 200 marks A2 • 200 marks A level • 400 marks
  4. 4. Marks needed for TG AS & A2 /200 A level /400 A 160 320 B 140 280 C 120 240 D 100 200 E 80 160
  5. 5. Coursework
  6. 6. Undecided • I might change the task….. • Right now: – 5 minute documentary – +Ancillary: newspaper advert (print) – +Ancillary: double page magazine spread (print)
  7. 7. Sample ancillary
  8. 8. Sample ancillary
  9. 9. Past year samples
  10. 10. Might do…. Trailer Short film Music video + + + + + +
  11. 11. Exam ‘Critical Perspectives’ Section A: Section B
  12. 12. Section A • Theoretical evaluation of productions • 50 marks (1/2 of total exam) • 2 parts of exam – 1A: 25 marks – 1B: 25 marks • You are applying theory to your production work • 1A: all about YOU and YOUR SKILLS • 1B: all about THEORY and how you applied/considered theory
  13. 13. 1A = AS & A2 A AS & A2 Digital Technology Creativity Conventions of real media texts Research & Planning Post- Production *try to put in theory *Could be 1-2 of these
  14. 14. 1B = AS or A2 B One only Genre Narrative Representation Audience Media Language *Explaining how you considered and applied at least 2 theories (theorists)
  15. 15. Section B • ‘Contemporary media issues’ • 50 marks • ½ of exam • Quite complex, theoretical and all about debating current issues • ‘Postmodernism’ – All about the era after modernism – Some pomo features: • Nothing new: recycle the past • Reference to other texts • Hybridity – Will study case studies and theorists • Black Mirror • Catfish (START WATCHING THIS ON MTV!!!!) • Facebook • A range of films • Online videos • Advertising campaigns • Video games such as GTA
  16. 16. Today….. • Set up A2 blog Janesmitha2media.blogspot.com 1st post: AS Media Grades Leave blank… 2nd post: Summary of AS In AS I learned the following: In AS my favourite thing was…. In AS my least favourite thing was…. I was really strong at….. I was really weak at…. In A2 my targets would be… 3rd post: Introduction into A2 Today we learned about what A2 is all about, I learned…. If time…. • Intro to InDesign and Photoshop…..

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