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Friday

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Friday

  1. 1. OCR Media Conference 2010 Welcome
  2. 2. Welcome • Rob Carlton (Assessment Manager) • Pete Fraser (Chief Examiner)
  3. 3. Housekeeping • your pack • wi-fi • conference blog: http://ocrmediaconference2010.blogspot.com/ • twitter feed: #ocrm10 • lunch
  4. 4. Sessions • 10-10.50 Jan session feedback • 11-11.50 parallel sessions- 4 rooms • 12-12.50 parallel sessions- 5 rooms • lunch and chance to visit stalls • 1.45-2.35 parallel sessions- 5 rooms • 2.45-3.35 parallel sessions- 5 rooms
  5. 5. sessions • James Baker - AS Film Industry (once) • Nikki Blackborow- A2 music video • Jasmine Blackborow- music video (once) • Jake Wynne- video making tips • Jayson Burns- AS Magazine task
  6. 6. A2 exam options-pm • Julian McDougall- Collective Identity • Clive Edwards- We Media • Richard Berger- Regulation • Nick Potamitis and Andrea Joyce- A2 exam activities
  7. 7. Sessions in here • Tim Wright (useful for A2 online age) • Tim Clague (useful on Creativity and online age) • Gillies Mackinnon (AS section B and Collective Identity A2)
  8. 8. Stalls from 12.00 • Auteur • Hodder • Palgrave/BFI • Media Magazine and MediaMe Newspaper • Film Education • Rich Mix • Apple (Toucan) • CEMP (Univ of Bournemouth) • Alex Fraser (technical questions)
  9. 9. Lessons from January
  10. 10. G321 AS Coursework • 1300 cands • 140 centres • many re-submissions • 70% print, 30% video • still significant mark adjustment
  11. 11. Research and Planning • blogging and hubs • research moving into planning • evidence for marks
  12. 12. Construction • over-marking • magazine task • film task
  13. 13. Evaluation • too much writing • examples
  14. 14. G322 AS exam • 6000 candidates • about 40% re-sitter • Q1 Sound and Editing- areas to improve • Q2 Film most popular, then music • need to address the question and support with examples • Q2 often very short
  15. 15. G324 A2 coursework • 1600 candidates • 70 centres • different demands to old spec
  16. 16. A2 coursework • all digital • construction marks 40/10/10 • evaluation needs to make creative use of medium
  17. 17. A2 coursework • music video most popular task • trailers and short films popular • some excellent ancillary task work • for music video: importance of planning, performance and editing
  18. 18. A2 coursework
  19. 19. G325 A2 exam • 250 candidates • too early to enter • 1a: needs full course • 1b: often repeated 1a • lack of grasp of representation for 1b • rubric infringement
  20. 20. A2 exam • Section B requires reference to past and future with focus on contemporary, reference to ‘theory’ and examples from two or more media • greater expectations than old spec
  21. 21. Section B • Collective Identity most popular • regulation, postmodernism and online age • Gauntlett, Butler, Baudrillard top critics so far! • often not contemporary enough
  22. 22. Main advice • embrace creative approaches to Research and Planning and Evaluation • tighten up expectations of products • mark to the levels • step up a gear for A2 exam
  23. 23. Questions/Observations • not about particular issues from your centre- see me or Rob separately later!
  24. 24. 10.50 • enjoy your day- don’t crowd the sessions !

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