Resources for the Close Study Product for the reformed AQA GCSE Media Studies course. Designed for AQA, also applies to Eduqas and anyone discussing the impact of vloggers and their expansion into the media/celebrity landscape. The resources relate to the Class ‘Co-owner of a lonely heart’ Dr. Who spin-off TV series and studies the Media Representation, Audiences, Industries and Language around TV Series, SciFi, the BBC, etc… The 24-slide Powerpoint includes all resources and 7 or 8 lessons work (with possible expansion).
Lesson 1: Class PLC and introduction to Class [inc character intro and video links]
Lesson 2: The episode
Lesson 3: Class codes and conventions, mise-en-scene, narrative structures.
Lesson 4: Intertextulaity /Hybridity / Character representation
Lesson 5: Social, political and cultural relevance of character representation. Uses and Gratification and Representation theory.
Lesson 6: Audience response to Class and why. Critical response to Class and why. The marketing and distribution model for Class and the possible impact of this.
Lesson 7: Analysis of BBC Three and changing online TV services model and regulation. Comparing ‘Class’ to 'An UnEarthly Child’
There is clearly potential here to go into more than seven lessons.
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Powerpoint file contains all resources, along with a Personal Learning Checklist (PLC) for students to RAG-rate their knowledge, skills and understanding. As reviewers have stated for previous Media Studies CSPs:
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