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 6 gives a brief overview of key historical, social and cultural contexts to both The IT Crowd and Friends. Then, through a 987media mock-up of a Component 2 Section A exam page, students are introduced to the format of, and expectations of, assessed analytical writing relating to contexts of TV sitcoms. Students make notes on an unseen extract from the set texts as per the exam guidelines. After completing a 10-mark 10-minute exam answer relating to this unseen extract, students then peer-assess each other's work using a student-friendly marking criteria worksheet.
SET TEXTS REFERRED TO THIS LESSON: The IT Crowd, Friends
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.