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G325 section a1a intro

  1. 1. G325: Critical Perspectives in Media A2 Media Studies
  2. 2. G325: Critical Perspectives in Media – An Introduction <ul><li>The purpose of this unit is to assess your knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates. </li></ul><ul><li>You are to show your understanding of one contemporary media issue and evaluate your own practical work in reflective and theoretical ways. </li></ul>
  3. 3. G325: Critical Perspectives in Media – An Introduction <ul><li>You will have a two-hour examination at the end of this unit. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be required to answer two compulsory questions, on your own production work, and one question from a choice of six topic areas. </li></ul><ul><li>The unit will be marked out of a total of 100 marks, with two questions on production work marked out of 25 each, and the media theory question marked out of 50. </li></ul>
  4. 4. G325: Critical Perspectives in Media – An Introduction <ul><li>There are two sections to this Unit:- </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production (50 marks) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Section B: Contemporary Media Issues (50 marks) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production <ul><li>You are required to answer two compulsory questions. </li></ul><ul><li>The first requires you to describe and evaluate your skills development over the course of your production work, from Foundation Portfolio to Advanced Portfolio . </li></ul><ul><li>This means you MUST keep and update your EXISTING blogs!! </li></ul><ul><li>The second asks you to identify one production and evaluate it in relation to one theoretical concept. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production <ul><li>Question 1(a) requires you to describe and evaluate your skills development over the course of your production work, from Foundation Portfolio to Advanced Portfolio. </li></ul><ul><li>The focus of this evaluation must be on skills development, and the question will require you to adapt this to one or two specific production practices </li></ul>
  7. 7. Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production <ul><li>The list of practices to which questions will relate is as follows:- </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Technology </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research & Planning </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Post-Production </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using Conventions from real media texts </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>In your exam, questions will be posed using one or two of these categories!!
  8. 8. Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production <ul><li>Question 1(b) requires you to select one production and evaluate it in relation to a media concept. </li></ul><ul><li>The list of concepts to which questions will relate is as follows:- </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Genre </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Narrative </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Representation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Media Language </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>In your exam, questions will be set using one of these concepts only!!
  9. 9. Lesson Plan! <ul><li>Now- Feb 10 th : Section A 1a (25 Marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Half Term </li></ul><ul><li>Feb 20 th – 30 th March: Section A 1b (25 Marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Easter Break </li></ul><ul><li>16 th Apr- 1 st June: Section B (50 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Half Term </li></ul><ul><li>11 th June- 14 th June: Revision </li></ul><ul><li>15 th June Exam </li></ul>

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