Developed for Learning Mentor role in Secondary school.
- referral form
- basic course pack
- initial self assessment form
- Action plan
- Activity log
- Exit questionnaire
- session record
- What is a learning mentor
- Questionnaire for parents
2/3 AS Media Studies lessons on Passive and Active Theories of Media Effect.
To recap and clarify key terms of theories
To further explore, through case studies, the Uses and Gratification Theory
Using case studies, to explore and apply the Reception Theory to a media text
Outdated model - hypodermic syringe
Two Step Flow
Pick and Mix theory
MS1 Exam question practice
Uses and Gratifications application
AS PowerPoint lessons on semiotics, audio, camera shots, positioning, framing and editing. It was developed for MS1 WJEC AS level but it could easily be adapted for GCSE and other syllabuses.
5 PowerPoints, including semiotics, sound, camera shots, camera movements, camera position and framing, editing
Analysis of Quantum of Solace
Glossary of Terms
Approaches to exam questions
Revision crib sheet on semiotics
This was developed for a Year 11 GCSE group. It includes a PowerPoint on revision skills with starter activities, a 15 word memory task, revision skills workbook and revision tips.
Learning objectives are:
To maximise your learning potential by introducing you to:
To identify preferred learning style
An introduction to a variety of revision techniques
Developed for AS Media Studies - WJEC MS1 spec. Designed to help students complete representation essays - giving them hints and structure for the essay.
• Recognise and analyse representations evident in the stimulus material.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of representation & its importance in analysing and understanding media texts.
• Develop their response beyond a description of simple representations.
• Be aware of the more complex issues underpinning discussion of representation e.g. issues surrounding stereotypes, construction, mediation and ideology.
Includes 2/3 AS PowerPoint lessons and case studies. It is based around WJEC spec but can be adapted.
Representation of Women
Learning objectives are:
To explore femininity and how it is represented in the media
To understand the stereotypical representations of women in the media
To explore the representation of women using case studies from advertising, music and film
Looking at traditional ideology
The Male Gaze - Laura Mulvey
The Beauty Myth - Naomi Wolf
Bodies - Susie Orbach
The Madonna/Whore dichotomy
False Needs and False Consciousness
Magazine/film/music video case studies
Modern representation and examples
Subversion of the stereotype
This includes 2/3 AS level lesson of the representation of men in the media . It is designed around WJEC spec but could easily be adapted. This follows on from the Representation of Gender - Women lessons.
Learning Objective are:
To explore masculinity and how it is represented in the media
To understand the stereotypical representations of men in the media
To understand how representations change over time.
To explore the representation of men in film/TV and advertising – case studies
The PowerPoint explores key terms and the issue of representation of men in the media. It also looks at stereotypes that prevail in the media and the concept of masculinity - dating from the 1970s until the present day issues of meterosexuality. The female gaze is also considered with video clip examples. Case studies are included in the lesson. - including representation in TOWIE, film and representation of men in magazines. The lesson also briefly touches in hyper masculinity and violence.
It includes revision material and case study ideas. There are also worksheets that link to the lesson.
2/3 AS lessons based on WJEC spec but it can be easily adapted.
Learning Objectives are:
Students will explore and define Ideology and dominant ideologies in society
Students will explore and define the term stereotype
Students will be introduced to representation
Students will explore Mediation theory
Worksheets and hand outs
This AS level but could be adapted for GCSE. It features a PowerPoint - with video clips. It also includes a mise en scene quiz & answers and an mise en scene analysis task.
Introduction to cinematography
Understand the concept of ‘mise en scene’ and to apply the concept to images
Introduction to costume, makeup and hair
Introduction to lighting and colour
Introduction to actors facial expressions and body language
Introduction to proxemics
Some recapping of camera shots/editing and group research ideas
2/3 AS Media Lessons. This was developed for MS1 WJEC spec but could be adapted.
Learning Objectives are:
By the end of the lesson you will be able to:
Explain 2 media representations of youth relating to the representation of youth as delinquent, trouble/fun and alternative positive representations - using Case Study Template
Explain 2 media representations of old age, relating to the negative representation of the elderly in the news and positive representation in Print media - Saga Front page, using Case Study Template
Complete representation essay template in groups (3/4) and write up essay individually
Theories - Stuart Hall
Dominant representations of youth
Positive representations of youth
Older Age - definition and ideology
Developed for GCSE WJEC spec. Unit 1 - Social Processes. This includes lessons on:
1) What is Sociology - exploring what is Sociology and the notion of social groups. Macro and Micro sociology
2) Culture - looking exploring the key components of “culture” – and its use in sociological analysis
3) Socialisation - looking at formal and informal social control
Included are video clip, worksheets and homework task.
This was an AS level lesson for WJEC syllabus but it could also be used for GCSE and other syllabuses. Learning objective are:
1) Describe the difference between ETHNICITY and RACE
2) Identify issues surrounding the stereotyping of ethnic minority groups in the media
3) Give at least three examples of media texts that offer a dominant and alternative representation of ethnicity in the media
4) Explain what ‘tokenism’ is and why it is problematic, giving at least two examples
Includes case study
This is a GCSE revision session for Unit 1 of the exam. Includes revision documents, exam practice worksheets, exam questions and model answers. Focuses on mass media, gender, youth, social class.
Media areas looked at are the optional topic - Mass Media:
1. Introduction - changing role of the media
2. Media Representations & Stereotypes
3. ‘The News’ - moral panics
4. The effects of the mass media on audiences
Learning Objectives 1:
To recap on the mass media key terms
To consider potential exam questions
To practice writing exam answers - includes PowerPoint
Learning Objectives 2
Describe deviancy amplification and how it relates to moral panics
Explain in sociological terms how newspapers decide what stories to use
Explain in sociological terms how the media can affect audiences - hypodermic syringe theory, Uses and Gratification and Decoding
Describe representations in the media in relation to gender, ethnicity and social class