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  1. 1. What is the Media?<br /> In the strictest meaning of the work, a Medium is a channel of communication. <br />Media is the plural of Medium, and simply refers to more than onechannel of communication.<br />The Media also refers to the industries which produce media products such as newspapers, films, the internet, television and computer games.<br />
  2. 2. What is the Media?<br />The Media includes the following industries :<br />Print and Electronic Publishing (newspapers, comics, magazines)<br />Moving Image (television, film, video)<br />Radio<br />New Media (web based technology)<br />Advertising and Marketing<br />Music<br />News<br />
  3. 3. My Expectations of A Level Media.<br />I have very high expectations. Your Media Work MUST look professional at all times.<br />I expect all work to be handed in on time.<br />Listening to one another!Everyone in this class has a right to an opinion, and everyone respects one another.<br />A high level of motivation and enthusiasm. You chose this subject!<br />Taking part in extra-curricular media activities – showing an initiative for your future. (Film Club and Media Club….Coming soon).<br />
  4. 4. What makes a good Media Studies Student?<br />Creative, artistic, imaginative – good written skills and art skills are a must! <br />You love television, film and popular culture – what’s hot and what’s not. Please watch more television, films, adverts! <br />You love to discuss new game-shows, sitcoms, video games – then discuss their appeal. <br />You read lots of different magazines and newspapers regularly.<br />You watch award shows like the Soap Awards or Oscars. <br />You’re interested in trends in society.<br />You want to design storyboards, new newspapers, film and edit movie trailers.<br />You might want to work in the media in the future or study this at college or university. <br />YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE HIGH GRADES – YOU MEET DEADLINES. <br />
  5. 5. AQA A LEVEL MEDIA STUDIES<br />MEST 3 – EXAM UNIT: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES<br />This Unit is worth 50% of the course. (80 marks).<br />
  6. 6. MEST 3<br />2 Hour Written Examination<br />Two Sections: A – three compulsory questions on unseen stimulus pieces<br />B – one essay from a choice of two topics.<br />
  7. 7. Section A<br />
  8. 8. Monday Mornings<br />P1 (50 Minutes) This lesson will always be learning about a Media Theory in preparation for Section A of the examination.<br />It’s vital you keep these notes to hand to use for revision in the summer.<br />You will study more complex media theories and debates than AS Media. (Semiotics, Marxism, Genre Theories). <br />
  9. 9. Section B<br />
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  12. 12. Independent Learning<br />You will choose a representation and an aspect of digital media to study – they should all be different.<br />You will then use your notes and research to answer questions in the exam.<br />
  13. 13. Examples<br />Representation:<br />Research into, and documentation of, the treatment of refugees in a variety of British newspapers.<br />Digital Media:<br />YouTube Case Study<br />
  14. 14. High Expectations<br />I expect individual, independent and autonomous learning. <br />You need to take responsibility for researching, producing and evaluating your work.<br />My role is to advise and facilitate – not tell you what to do. <br />