This is a lesson planned for a middle-high ability Year 9 class. It explores the representation of women in the media, looking at an advert from the 1950s up to magazine covers from the modern day. Pupils can annotate these to explore key features and the effects they create. There is also an activity where pupils can compare male and female magazine covers and consider how the genders are presented in the modern day. To finish, pupils can look at how the media describe male and female celebrities and write an analytical paragraph on this. A model text has been written to support them in their writing. All short extracts, magazine covers and adverts are included with the powerpoint. This lesson can easily be split into two/three lessons and adapted for any KS3 class of any ability.