GCSE Media Studies Y9 Option Talk

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GCSE Media Studies Y9 Option Talk

  1. 1. <ul><li>What GENRE of film do you think this music is from? </li></ul>
  2. 2. Year 9 Options Media Studies
  3. 3. What is Media Studies? <ul><li>Looking at the media products we use everyday, but from a different point of view. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning about the process of making them. </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding what they are REALLY trying to say. </li></ul><ul><li>Dissecting – breaking down - how they are trying to say it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. For example, what do you see here?
  5. 5. And here?
  6. 6. <ul><li>Media Studies goes BEYOND what you already know (or think you know) as a USER of the media. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What will you learn? <ul><li>How to craft and produce your own media product. </li></ul><ul><li>How to uncover the messages of media texts. </li></ul><ul><li>How to identify one type or genre of text from another. </li></ul><ul><li>How media companies work. </li></ul>
  8. 8. But let’s not get confused: <ul><li>You will not learn how to watch a film or TV programme, read a magazine or newspaper, look at a film poster or listen to a radio show. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Is it for you? <ul><li>YES if: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You like working with media texts like films and newspapers, etc, but you want a deeper understanding of how they are made and how they work. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You think you might like to work in the media when you leave school. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You have an inquisitive and analytical mind and like to be critical of things. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Is it for you? <ul><li>NO if: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You find writing or working with computers hard. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You think it’s going to be an easy ride for two years. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You don’t watch films or TV, read magazines or newspapers, use the internet, or listen to the radio. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You find creating imaginary products difficult. You are going to need a creative imagination. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. How is the course made up? <ul><li>60% of the course is made up of coursework or controlled assessment . </li></ul><ul><li>40% of the course is an exam. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Individual Media Portfolio <ul><li>Made up of three tasks: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A comparison of two media texts. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A production task, where you make something in line with the texts you have studied. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation of the production task. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Focuses on representation of one of these areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gender, Age, Ethnicity, Sexuality, Class and Status, Regional or national identity, etc </li></ul></ul></ul>Controlled Assessment: 30%
  13. 13. Individual Media Portfolio Controlled Assessment: 30%
  14. 14. Individual Media Portfolio <ul><li>An example portfolio could be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare how teenagers are represented in Eastenders and Hollyoaks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A two minute screenplay/script involving two teenage characters in a new soap opera. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An evaluation of how your screenplay/script fits in with what you learnt from Eastenders and Hollyoaks. </li></ul></ul>Controlled Assessment: 30%
  15. 15. Individual Media Portfolio Controlled Assessment: 30%
  16. 16. Individual Media Portfolio <ul><li>An example portfolio could be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare how Royalty is represented in Tabloid newspapers and TV news. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A front page of a newspaper/magazine featuring a member of the royal family. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An evaluation of how your front page fits in with what you learnt from the newspapers and TV news. </li></ul></ul>Controlled Assessment: 30%
  17. 17. Individual Media Portfolio Controlled Assessment: 30%
  18. 18. Individual Media Portfolio <ul><li>An example portfolio could be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare how ‘Britishness’ is represented in Bend It Like Beckham and Notting Hill. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A film poster for a new ‘British’ film. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An evaluation of how your storyboard fits in with what you have learn in the two films you studied. </li></ul></ul>Controlled Assessment: 30%
  19. 19. Individual Media Portfolio <ul><li>The task this year : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compare the ways gender is presented in a selection of Disney films. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Produce a poster for a new Disney film, to include a male and female character. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate how your poster fits in with your comparative task. </li></ul></ul></ul>Controlled Assessment: 30%
  20. 20. Production Portfolio <ul><li>A major practical production, where you are responsible for the research, planning, production and evaluation of your own media product. </li></ul><ul><li>Magazine; advertising campaign; video game cover; opening sequence from a film or TV programme; promotional package for a new album. </li></ul>Controlled Assessment: 30%
  21. 21. Student Examples: Controlled Assessment: 30%
  22. 22. Textual Analysis <ul><li>1 hour 45 minutes exam, split into two sections. </li></ul><ul><li>Section A: </li></ul>Exam: 40%
  23. 23. Textual Analysis <ul><li>1 hour 45 minutes exam, split into two sections. </li></ul><ul><li>Section B: </li></ul>Exam: 40%
  24. 24. What do you get out of it? <ul><li>One GCSE grade A*-G </li></ul><ul><li>The subject opens up a huge spectrum of employment possibilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TV </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Film </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Press </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Journalism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photography </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Radio production </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>An interesting an enjoyable GCSE course. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Comments from some Media Studies students… <ul><li>“ The lessons were fun at the beginning, but got quite hard having to learn lots of different terms and words.” – Y11 </li></ul><ul><li>“ We enjoyed the Disney unit because we’ve been able to put the skills we learnt to use.” – Y11 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Media Studies is a lot of hard work, but it pays off to see the final product.” – Y11 </li></ul><ul><li>“ I really enjoy media because it is fun, but there is a lot to do.” – Y10 </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s challenging, but fun. You have a lot of independence to work alone and get on with it.” – Y10 </li></ul><ul><li>“ You have to be careful not to fall behind, but it’s enjoyable work.” – Y10 </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Disney unit is OK, but the magazine unit is really good.” – Y10 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Media Studies is definitely a lesson I look forward to, although it is challenging.” – Y10 </li></ul><ul><li>“ The magazine is fun to do, but you have to put a lot of work into it.” – Y10 </li></ul>
  26. 26. What should you do now? <ul><li>If you like the sound of Media Studies at GCSE and want to know more, come and see me in C20 at break or lunch times. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are unsure, ask someone who is already studying Media Studies in Y10 or Y11. </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not like the sound of it, don’t choose it! </li></ul>

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