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Writing About Media - active verbs for writing about media and applying theory

Writing About Media - active verbs for writing about media and applying theory

Can be used as a classroom display or handout/revision aid for students. This is a bank of active verbs for writing about, and analysing, media products and a bank of 'sentence starters' to help students integrate media theory into their analysis of media products. This is aimed at A Level media students and based on the Eduqas theoretical framework and set theories.
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As Media Audience Psychographics

As Media Audience Psychographics

Power point for ASMedia students or very able GCSE Media students on Audience Psychographics. Includes VALs, Young and Rubicam, a stretch and challenge task on the Channel 4s Tribes website, Hartley and Fiske, key terms and suggested homework.
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9-1 GCSE Media Studies Contexts (5 week SoW)

9-1 GCSE Media Studies Contexts (5 week SoW)

*** INTRODUCTORY PRICE: £25 (WAS £42)*** This 5 week Scheme of Work explores all of the contexts identified for study in the Eduqas specification (1950s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and contemporary). There is continual reference to a number of set texts that are expected to be covered as part of the reformed 9-1 GCSE in Media Studies, with a primary focus on advertising. As well as examining historical, social, cultural and political contexts, by undertaking this scheme students will develop their understanding of the key concept of ideology and how to identify messages embedded within a variety of media products. The bundle contains a total of 36 fully editable items, including lesson PowerPoints and accompanying resources. SET TEXTS REFERRED TO IN THIS SoW: Quality Street, This Girl Can, Pharrell Williams, Taylor Swift, The IT Crowd, Friends, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Sun, Duran Duran. 987media resources are clear, consistent and scaffolded to give learners the best opportunity to achieve highly in their GCSE Media Studies course.
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9-1 GCSE Media Studies Contexts lesson 15 (Analysing Juxtapositions)

9-1 GCSE Media Studies Contexts lesson 15 (Analysing Juxtapositions)

This lesson is part of a complete suite of resources for the Eduqas specification, but can easily be adapted to fit other exam boards (OCR, AQA, WJEC, Edexcel). Lesson 15 is the culmination of the contemporary 'Quality Street' advert practical production project. The main task asks students to place their contemporary advert next to the 1956 set text and proceed to identify the juxtapositions in representation and ideology present between the two. Students annotate the adverts using the worksheet provided and then are set a homework to write up a 500 word reflective analysis on the relationship between context and representations. SET TEXTS REFERRED TO THIS LESSON: Quality Street The ‘Contexts’ SoW this lesson is part of explores all of the contexts identified for study in the Eduqas specification (1950s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and contemporary). There is continual reference to a number of set texts that are expected to be covered as part of the reformed 9-1 GCSE in Media Studies, with a primary focus on advertising. As well as examining historical, social, cultural and political contexts, by undertaking this scheme students will develop their understanding of the key concept of ideology and how to identify messages embedded within a variety of media products. 987media resources are clear, consistent and scaffolded to give learners the best opportunity to achieve highly in their GCSE Media Studies course.
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9-1 GCSE Media Studies Contexts lessons 12, 13 & 14 (Producing a Contemporary 'QS' Advert)

9-1 GCSE Media Studies Contexts lessons 12, 13 & 14 (Producing a Contemporary 'QS' Advert)

This lesson is part of a complete suite of resources for the Eduqas specification, but can easily be adapted to fit other exam boards (OCR, AQA, WJEC, Edexcel). This set of 3 lessons enables students to produce a contemporary 'Quality Street' advert that contrasts against the representations and ideologies present in the 1956 set text. Students work on Photoshop to produce their final product. There are a range of Assessment for Learning (AfL) strategies embedded within the lessons to support with the successful completion of the contemporary adverts. Working to a set brief in this way prepares students for Component 3: NEA which they will undertake in the summer term. SET TEXTS REFERRED TO THIS LESSON: Quality Street The ‘Contexts’ SoW this lesson is part of explores all of the contexts identified for study in the Eduqas specification (1950s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and contemporary). There is continual reference to a number of set texts that are expected to be covered as part of the reformed 9-1 GCSE in Media Studies, with a primary focus on advertising. As well as examining historical, social, cultural and political contexts, by undertaking this scheme students will develop their understanding of the key concept of ideology and how to identify messages embedded within a variety of media products. 987media resources are clear, consistent and scaffolded to give learners the best opportunity to achieve highly in their GCSE Media Studies course.
987media
9-1 GCSE Media Studies Contexts lesson 11 (Contemporary 'Quality Street' Initial Designs)

9-1 GCSE Media Studies Contexts lesson 11 (Contemporary 'Quality Street' Initial Designs)

This lesson is part of a complete suite of resources for the Eduqas specification, but can easily be adapted to fit other exam boards (OCR, AQA, WJEC, Edexcel). Lesson 11 is focused around initial ideas generation linked to 'non-negotiables' the students identify (the differences to the 1956 advert their contemporary product must contain). Central to this task is an A3 worksheet which places these non-negotiables in the middle and provides space around the outside for 4 different advert designs. An exemplar final outcome is given in order to establish the success criteria students are aiming for by the end of the lesson. SET TEXTS REFERRED TO THIS LESSON: Quality Street The ‘Contexts’ SoW this lesson is part of explores all of the contexts identified for study in the Eduqas specification (1950s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and contemporary). There is continual reference to a number of set texts that are expected to be covered as part of the reformed 9-1 GCSE in Media Studies, with a primary focus on advertising. As well as examining historical, social, cultural and political contexts, by undertaking this scheme students will develop their understanding of the key concept of ideology and how to identify messages embedded within a variety of media products. 987media resources are clear, consistent and scaffolded to give learners the best opportunity to achieve highly in their GCSE Media Studies course.
987media
9-1 GCSE Media Studies Contexts lesson 10 (Contemporary 'Quality Street' Advert- Introduction)

9-1 GCSE Media Studies Contexts lesson 10 (Contemporary 'Quality Street' Advert- Introduction)

This lesson is part of a complete suite of resources for the Eduqas specification, but can easily be adapted to fit other exam boards (OCR, AQA, WJEC, Edexcel). Lesson 10 introduces to students a practical project in which they are going to create a contemporary advert for ‘Quality Street’ which contrasts against the representations and ideologies present in the 1956 set text. The tasks in this lesson include identifying points of contrast relating to context and its impact on content and initial ideas generation. SET TEXTS REFERRED TO THIS LESSON: Quality Street The ‘Contexts’ SoW this lesson is part of explores all of the contexts identified for study in the Eduqas specification (1950s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and contemporary). There is continual reference to a number of set texts that are expected to be covered as part of the reformed 9-1 GCSE in Media Studies, with a primary focus on advertising. As well as examining historical, social, cultural and political contexts, by undertaking this scheme students will develop their understanding of the key concept of ideology and how to identify messages embedded within a variety of media products. 987media resources are clear, consistent and scaffolded to give learners the best opportunity to achieve highly in their GCSE Media Studies course.
987media
9-1 GCSE Media Studies Contexts lesson 9 ('This Girl Can' and Contemporary Contexts)

9-1 GCSE Media Studies Contexts lesson 9 ('This Girl Can' and Contemporary Contexts)

This lesson is part of a complete suite of resources for the Eduqas specification, but can easily be adapted to fit other exam boards (OCR, AQA, WJEC, Edexcel). After recapping the contexts for 'This Girl Can' and the concept of active audiences, lesson 9 encourages students to consider the impact an audience can have on products and the institutions that produce them. Students investigate how intertextuality, direct address and montage in the music videos for Taylor Swift 'Bad Blood' and Pharrell Williams 'Freedom' relate to active audiences before undertaking research into the marketing campaign for 'This Girl Can'. Using the help sheet, students explore how 'Thie Girl Can' engages an active audience. SET TEXTS REFERRED TO THIS LESSON: This Girl Can, Taylor Swift 'Bad Blood', Pharrell Williams 'Freedom' The ‘Contexts’ SoW this lesson is part of explores all of the contexts identified for study in the Eduqas specification (1950s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and contemporary). There is continual reference to a number of set texts that are expected to be covered as part of the reformed 9-1 GCSE in Media Studies, with a primary focus on advertising. As well as examining historical, social, cultural and political contexts, by undertaking this scheme students will develop their understanding of the key concept of ideology and how to identify messages embedded within a variety of media products. 987media resources are clear, consistent and scaffolded to give learners the best opportunity to achieve highly in their GCSE Media Studies course.
987media
Formation and Riptide - A Level Media SOW for Music Videos (Eduqas)

Formation and Riptide - A Level Media SOW for Music Videos (Eduqas)

A detailed and comprehensive multi week scheme of work on music videos focusing on Formation and Riptide for A Level Eduqas Media Studies component 1 section A. All elements of the theoretical framework are covered as well as practice exam questions based on SAMS material.
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Eduqas A Level Media - Intro to textual analysis skills

Eduqas A Level Media - Intro to textual analysis skills

This is a small scheme off work for first year A Level media students. This is a 4/5 lesson introduction to textual analysis skills and some A Level theory from the theoretical framework (Barthes and Strauss). Can be adapted to use any print based media product and can be used to help develop skills of textual analysis.
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