A2 MEDIAEXAMREVISIONLESSON OBJECTIVES: TO REVIEW THEFORMAT AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE A2MEDIA EXAM.
THEORIST BINGODraw a 3x3 grid.Write the name of 9 theorists for question 1(b) in the grid.Dyer Saussure Mulvey Baudrillard Hall MorleyBlumler & Katz Propp Todorov Levi-StraussBarthes Altman Ryall Neale Cawelti
SECTION ALESSON OBJECTIVES: TO REVIEWSECTION A OF THE EXAM.
WHAT DO YOU NEEDTO DO WELL ON 1(A)?ProgressionReflectionSpecific examples in relation to outcomesTerminology
1(A) STRUCTURESpend 30 minutes answering this question.Remember to talk about both AS and A2 coursework.Introduction – briefly state what your coursework productswere and introduce specified skill.Section 1 – use of skill at AS. Identify specific examples –explain/evaluate effect – show progress.Section 2 – use of skill at A2. Identify specific examples –explain/evaluate effect – show progress.Conclusion – review overall progress.
WHAT DO YOU NEEDTO DO WELL ON 1(B)?Understanding of theoriesUse of specific examplesTerminology
1(B) STRUCTUREYou should spend 30 minutes answering this question.In this question you only need to refer to one courseworkproduction.Introduction – briefly state which coursework product you aretalking about. Outline the key concept and theorists.Theorist One – State theorist’s idea – explain how this relates toa specific example from your product. Give your view of thetheory.Theorist Two –Theorist Three -Conclusion – how useful are the different theoreticalapproaches in analysing/explaining your product.
KEY THEORISTSExplain the ideas of the theorist you are assigned.
SPECIFIC EXAMPLESIn order to do well in this question you must relate theory tospecific examples. Identify one specific example for at least3 key theorists from each area. Remember you can discusshow and why a theorist’s ideas do not apply.RepresentationDyer Saussure Mulvey BaudrillardGenreNarrativeMedia LanguageAudienceHall Morley Blumler andKatzPropp Todorov Barthes Levi-StraussRyall Neale Altman Cawelti
WHAT DO YOU NEEDTO DO TO DO WELL?Refer to at least twotypes of media.Discuss historical,contemporary and thefuture.Apply media theoryconsistently.Use theoreticalterminology.
MEDIA TEXTS‘The Wild One’ (1953)‘Made in Britain’ (1982)‘Eden Lake’ (2008)‘Harry Brown’ (2009)‘Attack the Block’ (2011)‘Misfits’ (2009-)‘People Like Us’ (2013)Hoodies or Altar Boys Study (2009)You need to refer to:one historical textat least two contemporary texts fromdifferent media (film/TV/newspapers)Choose which texts you will discuss inthe exam.Bullet point:• key points• examples• links to theory• links to your argument
ESSAY STRUCTUREIntroductionQuote-explanation-link to argument/focus.Section OneAnalyse one historical text – link to theorists andargument.Section Two/Three/FourAnalyse media texts from different media. Applytheory, relate to argument, make linksConclusionSum up argument – discuss implications – predictionfor the future.Create a flowchart outlining key points of your essay.
FILL IN THE BLANKSYoung people are represented__________________________in _______________________(media text). They are shown tobe ________________________________ (example from text).This links to ___________________(theorist) argument that___________________________________________________________________________________(outline idea), as_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(make link tomedia text).__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(relate to argument).
COLLECTIVEIDENTITYWhat do you need to do to succeed in this section of theexam?
TOP EXAM TIPSCreate a list of top tips to do well in the exam.
TOP EXAM TIPSAnswer both questions in Section A (1a and 1b).Only answer one question in Section B.Remember you are doing the Media and Collective Identitytopic.Remember to number your answers.Spend 30 minutes on Question 1a.Spend 30 minutes on Question 1b.Remember to use specific examples from your coursework inboth Section A questions.Spend 1 hour on Section B (you may want to start with thisquestion).Remember to talk about at least two types of Media inSection B.Remember to refer to past, present, and future in Section B.Most of Section B should be focused on contemporary texts.