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G322 videogames intro

  1. 1. G322 Section B: Institutions and Audiences The Videogames Industry
  2. 2. Structure of the Exam <ul><li>As you know, the G322 exam is 2 hours long. This breaks down in the following way: </li></ul><ul><li>30 mins for viewing the TV Drama clip and making notes. </li></ul><ul><li>45 mins for writing up your TV Drama answer. </li></ul><ul><li>45 mins for answering the Institutions and Audiences: Videogames question. </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT make the mistake of giving yourself less than 45 mins for your section B answer . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mark Allocation <ul><li>There are 100 marks available for the whole of the G322 paper: </li></ul><ul><li>50 for the Section A: TV Drama question AND </li></ul><ul><li>50 for the Section B: Institutions and Audiences question. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How you will be marked… <ul><li>Your section B answer will be marked out of 50 and these 50 marks are allocated under 3 headings: </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation/ analysis/ argument (maximum of 20 marks). </li></ul><ul><li>Use of examples (maximum of 20 marks). </li></ul><ul><li>Use of terminology (maximum of 10 marks). </li></ul><ul><li>Keep these 3 headings at the forefront of your mind as you are answering the question in order to allow yourself maximum possible marks. </li></ul><ul><li>The mark scheme has 4 levels (level 4 is the top level) and you will be allocated marks depending on how your answer best fits each of the 3 areas above. You can be marked across levels ie. you might have Explanation/analysis/argument which fits a good level 3, but your Use of terminology might only fit a middle level 2. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Mark Scheme <ul><li>Level 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation/analysis/argument (0-7 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Shows minimal understanding of the task </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal knowledge and understanding of institutional/audience practices – general opinions or assertions predominate </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal argument evident, with little reference to case study material </li></ul><ul><li>Of minimal relevance to set question or a brief response (under one and a half sides of answer booklet) </li></ul><ul><li>Use of examples (0-7 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Offers minimal use of case study material </li></ul><ul><li>Offers a limited range of or inappropriate examples </li></ul><ul><li>Offers examples of minimal relevance to set question </li></ul><ul><li>  Use of terminology (0-3 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal or frequently inaccurate use of appropriate terminology </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Mark Scheme <ul><li>Level 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation/analysis/argument (8-11 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Shows basic understanding of the task </li></ul><ul><li>Basic knowledge and understanding of institutional/audience practices – factual knowledge will have some accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Basic argument evident, with some reference to case study material </li></ul><ul><li>Some relevance to set question   </li></ul><ul><li>Use of examples (8-11 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Offers some evidence from case study material </li></ul><ul><li>Offers a partial range of examples from case study and own experience </li></ul><ul><li>Offers examples of some relevance to the set question   </li></ul><ul><li>Use of terminology (4-5 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Some terminology used, although there may be some inaccuracies </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Mark Scheme <ul><li>Level 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation/analysis/argument (12-15 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Shows proficient understanding of the task </li></ul><ul><li>Proficient knowledge and understanding of institutional/audience practices – factual knowledge is mostly accurate </li></ul><ul><li>Some developed argument, supported by reference to case study material </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly relevant to set question </li></ul><ul><li>  Use of examples (12-15 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Offers consistent evidence from case study material </li></ul><ul><li>Offers a range of examples from case study and own experience </li></ul><ul><li>Offers examples which are mostly relevant to the set question </li></ul><ul><li>  Use of terminology (6-7 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Use of terminology is mostly accurate </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Mark Scheme <ul><li>Level 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation/analysis/argument (16-20 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Shows excellent understanding of the task </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent knowledge and understanding of institutional/audience practices – factual knowledge is relevant and accurate </li></ul><ul><li>A clear and developed argument, substantiated by detailed reference to case study material </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly relevant to set question </li></ul><ul><li>  Use of examples (16-20 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Offers frequent evidence from case study material – award marks to reflect the range and appropriateness of examples </li></ul><ul><li>Offers a full range of examples from case study and own experience </li></ul><ul><li>Offers examples which are clearly relevant to the set question </li></ul><ul><li>  Use of terminology (8-10 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Use of terminology is relevant and accurate </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  9. 9. A good answer… <ul><li>Will engage directly with the question in the exam paper and shape case studies to fit that question. </li></ul><ul><li>Will present both sides of an argument. </li></ul><ul><li>Will give clear examples for EVERY point made. </li></ul><ul><li>Will use specific terminology to argue each point. </li></ul><ul><li>Will have a clear introduction and conclusion. </li></ul><ul><li>Will place the chosen case study in the wider context of the chosen media industry. </li></ul>
  10. 10. A poor answer… <ul><li>Will be short. </li></ul><ul><li>Will not answer the question, but just ‘dump’ the case study. </li></ul><ul><li>Won’t have a clear argument. </li></ul><ul><li>Won’t use terminology. </li></ul><ul><li>Will be vague and lack examples. </li></ul><ul><li>Will make facts up! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Your Case Studies. <ul><li>You will have two case studies to draw from in the exam: </li></ul><ul><li>Grand Theft Auto 4. </li></ul><ul><li>Your own case study. </li></ul><ul><li>The reason you are going to have 2 case studies is so that you can compare and contrast two games and two companies behind the games. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be given the GTA4 case study, which will cover all of the key elements required in the exam. The key elements are: </li></ul><ul><li>Production/ Distribution/ Marketing/ Exchange/ Audience Consumption/ The relationship between Audiences and Institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>You will then use these headings to create your own case study on a game of your choice. </li></ul>

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