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 launch of Radio 1 in 1967 and the changing radio landscape at this time. The resources study the Media Audiences and Industries around the Radio 1 launch and the social and political aspects of this decision. The Powerpoint includes all resources and four lessons work (with possible expansion).
Lesson 1: The historical development of Radio 1, 2, 3 and 4 and the rationale for this, the growth of pirate radio and the politics of their legal challenge and how BBC radio is funded and the impact on content.
Lesson 2: The Radio 1 presenters on launch and the reasons for their appointment, an examination of the early audience reaction to Radio 1, how ‘needletime’ impacted on the content and success of Radio 1 and the longer term audience response to Radio 1 and its impact on popular culture.
Lesson 3: An analysis of some of the features of the launch programme and how this linked to the target audience. The conflict that emerged after the launch of Radio 1 and beyond and how this links with the BBC public service remit.
Lesson 4: Comparing the way we consumed radio (and music) in 1967 and today. Includes Personal Learning Checklist to review learning.
All of the above are linked through activities to the Radio Launch Show and could extend into further lessons and discussions. As previous 5-star reviews for other CSPs published on TES have stated ‘these are great starting points’ for lesson delivery.
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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