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Mnemonics are tools that aid memory. The aim of mediamnemonics is to generate a range of mnemonics specifically designed to make media revision far more effective. Tried and tested on Year 11 students at an Essex academy, they have been created by an experienced media teacher with 22 years of media subject leadership who holds an MA in Film and TV studies. English resources have been created by a teacher with 16 years of teaching experience in a secondary school.

Mnemonics are tools that aid memory. The aim of mediamnemonics is to generate a range of mnemonics specifically designed to make media revision far more effective. Tried and tested on Year 11 students at an Essex academy, they have been created by an experienced media teacher with 22 years of media subject leadership who holds an MA in Film and TV studies. English resources have been created by a teacher with 16 years of teaching experience in a secondary school.
WJEC GCSE Media - Newspapers - 3 representation case studies for Section A of the exam
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WJEC GCSE Media - Newspapers - 3 representation case studies for Section A of the exam

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One PowerPoint. Three detailed representation case studies. Gender on the front page of The Sun and the Daily Mirror. Immigration on the front page of the Daily Mirror. Each with detailed, student friendly revision notes which are then linked to two potential exam questions. This resource would equip students to be able to tackle a question on representation in the forthcoming WJEC GCSE Media exam. Thank you to all those people who have purchased 59 WJEC GCSE Media resources (so far!) from the mediamnemonics shop! Please don't forget to review my work! This is for the June 2017 exam. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
WJEC GCSE Media A3 Revision Mat / Knowledge Organiser - News Exam 2018
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WJEC GCSE Media A3 Revision Mat / Knowledge Organiser - News Exam 2018

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A double sided A3 Revision mat / knowledge organiser designed specifically for the WJEC GCSE Media exam. Side 1 - Section A of the exam - TV News. All the key theory and core concepts needed for the exam (genre, organisations, representation, audience, narrative) including several mnemonics (memory tools). Side 2 - Section B of the exam - News Websites. All the key theory and examples of how to mock up a web site. Print it on A3 (double sided) then laminate. The perfect resource to have on each table as you revise for this year’s news exam. Use alongside my revision PowerPoints or as a standalone revision tool. This is for the June 2018 exam. See my medimnemonics shop for more resources! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
The Evidence Based Lesson Plan
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The Evidence Based Lesson Plan

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Rather than wasting time on gimmicks, the latest educational fad or relying on hunches and guesswork, the Evidence Based Lesson Plan template is based entirely on the latest research about what actually works in the classroom. The key findings from Barack Rosenshine's review of cognitive science and classroom studies ('Principles of Instruction - Research Based Strategies that every teacher should know') are used to create an easy to use four part lesson plan template. Each component of the plan is clearly linked to the research to give the teacher every chance of delivering a highly effective lesson. The template also builds in differentiation by encouraging the teacher to think about their class as three distinct groups - lower, middle and higher ability. The resource is made up of a two page Word document and PowerPoint template: Word Document Page 1 - the lesson plan template. Page 2 - the research, clearly linked to each component of the lesson. Please note - this critical, detailed explanatory page is not visible on the preview images. Powerpoint Template A basic template ready for content to be added. Prompts on each slide. See the notes panel at the bottom of the screen in edit mode for the links to the research findings. The research paper is referenced in a recent TES article which can be found by pasting the following link into your browser: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/are-these-7-pillars-classroom-practice
The Differentiation Focussed Lesson Plan Template
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The Differentiation Focussed Lesson Plan Template

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Place differentiation at the heart of your lesson planning with this easy to use template. This word document enables you to quickly plan your lesson on one side of A4, whilst encouraging you to differentiate activities, outcomes and support. This is ideal for all subjects and student ability levels, and especially for those teachers struggling to come to terms with differentiation in their lessons. It also helps structure the lesson into the starter, main activity, assessment for learning, and the plenary. 1 x lesson plan template in word format 1 x instruction sheet in word format
News Websites - analysis of key features (ideal for WJEC GCSE Media Section B)
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News Websites - analysis of key features (ideal for WJEC GCSE Media Section B)

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A PowerPoint lesson introducing students to the key features of News Websites, followed by a mock exam question designed to be typical of Section B of the WJEC GCSE Media exam. The PowerPoint then provides suggested content to form the basis of a model answer. Please read the notes section at the bottom of the PowerPoint when it edit view for guidance for each slide. This PowerPoint and activity is suitable for at least a 1 hour lesson and is lesson 11 in a series created for the WJEC GCSE Media exam (June 2018). For more lessons on TV news and much much more, please visit the mediamnemonics shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
WJEC GCSE Media - TV News - Mock Exam Question Walkthrough
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WJEC GCSE Media - TV News - Mock Exam Question Walkthrough

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A 14 slide PowerPoint lesson that begins with a lesson starter on news values before posing a 10 mark mock exam question based on previous WJEC GCSE Media exams. After viewing a Sky TV News intro (link embedded in PowerPoint), students attempt their answer before being presented with detailed prompts about the sort of approach they could have taken as well as a summary sheet (a slide of the PowerPoint) which reminds them of each story within the intro and some of the key stylistic elements. The PowerPoint ends with a model answer. Please read the notes section at the bottom of the PowerPoint when it edit view for guidance for each slide. This PowerPoint and activity is suitable for at least a 1 hour lesson and is lesson 10 in a series created for the WJEC GCSE Media exam (June 2018). For more lessons on TV news and much much more, please visit the mediamnemonics shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
WJEC GCSE Media Complete Mock Exam - Summer 2018
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WJEC GCSE Media Complete Mock Exam - Summer 2018

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What you get: A complete mock exam paper booklet in Word and PDF format, ready to print out, for the WJEC GCSE Media exam (Summer 2018). Students answer the questions within the booklet in exactly the same way as the actual exam. Section A TV News, Section B News Websites. The mark scheme for the mock exam in Word and PDF format. Again, this is based very closely on previous mark schemes provided by WJEC. A PowerPoint that walks the students through the exam, using the mark scheme to show them the sort of things they could have included in their responses. This mock exam uses a YouTube video of BBC's Newsround (link embedded within the mark scheme and PowerPoint). However, the exam could be modified to work with a different news programme.
Stuart Hall's Audience Reception Theory - Applied to a TV commercial
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Stuart Hall's Audience Reception Theory - Applied to a TV commercial

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In this 16 slide PowerPoint lesson, Stuart Hall's Audience Reception theory is introduced using a (slightly rude!) mnemonic. The theory is then applied to the Lynx Find Your Magic TV commercial (YouTube link provided within the PowerPoint). Screenshots of the ad appear alongside suggested notes related to the preferred, oppositional and negotiated readings of the ad. Learning is consolidated with an essay question at the end of the lesson. This would be an ideal way of demonstrating the theory in action. Useful teacher notes are provided in the notes panel when viewing the PowerPoint in edit mode. Please see my other resources at the mediamnemonics TES shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
How to research with The Research Road Map
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How to research with The Research Road Map

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4 engaging PowerPoints designed to show students how to research in a systematic way: 1 PowerPoint introducing the Research Road Map, which is basically a memorable way of structuring research. Stage 1 - what do I need to find out? Stage 2 - Where do I find it? Stage 3 - How do I record it? 2 PowerPoints on note taking and trash and treasure techniques. Stage 4 - How do I use it? 1 PowerPoint on using the PEE chain to use the research. This would be an ideal way of starting a project or piece of work that requires the students to research independently. The principles apply to all year groups.
TV News - Question 1 from WJEC GCSE Media exam
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TV News - Question 1 from WJEC GCSE Media exam

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A PowerPoint lesson walking students through a mock exam question from Section A of the WJEC GCSE Media exam. A link to a BBC News bulletin is provided within the PowerPoint. Students are also given a notes table to help them prepare their answer. The lesson ends with a model answer. The key theory areas for this question / lesson are news selection, news values, uses and gratifications theory, and Gauntlett’s Pick and Mix theory. Please read the notes section at the bottom of the PowerPoint when it edit view for guidance for each slide. This PowerPoint and activity is suitable for a 45 minute - 1 hour lesson and is lesson 12 in a series created for the WJEC GCSE Media exam (June 2018). For more lessons on TV news and much much more, please visit the mediamnemonics shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
TV News - Representation in a TV News story - Visual elements PowerPoint lesson and handout
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TV News - Representation in a TV News story - Visual elements PowerPoint lesson and handout

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A 39 slide PowerPoint lesson and handout introducing students to representation in a TV news story, focussing on the visual elements. The PowerPoint provides detailed notes on the key images (BBC News at 6 - Youtube link within PowerPoint) which the teacher is encouraged to use either to introduce the concept, or following class discussion to compare with the students' answers. Students consolidate their knowledge and understanding completing a one page handout (Word doc.) Please read the notes section at the bottom of the PowerPoint when it edit view for guidance for each slide. This PowerPoint and activity is suitable for at least a 1 hour lesson and is lesson 8 in a series created for the WJEC GCSE Media exam (June 2018). For more lessons on TV news and much much more, please visit the mediamnemonics shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
WJEC GCSE Media TV News 9 Lesson Bundle
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WJEC GCSE Media TV News 9 Lesson Bundle

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9 PowerPoints including handouts: TV News genre conventions analysis - mise en scene, music and sound, special effects. TV News representation - visual and sound elements TV News theory - selection and news values Mock exam question for Q1 and Q2 of the exam, with a peer assessment activity. Ideal prep for Section A of the exam. Tried and tested on Year 11 students.
Mobile Phone Awareness Posters
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Mobile Phone Awareness Posters

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These provocative and visually striking A3 posters are designed to encourage students to reflect on their mobile phone habits. Based on a respected study conducted by Common Sense Media in 2016, each poster has a statistic from the research findings or a challenging statement designed to stimulate discussion or simply encourage students to question their reliance on their mobile device. The seven A3 full colour posters are provided in PDF file format.
Audience Reception Theory and Gender Representation Bundle
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Audience Reception Theory and Gender Representation Bundle

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Two PowerPoint lessons (2 hours +, depending on ability level) that apply Stuart Hall's Audience Reception theory, and Gender Representation , to the Lynx Find Your Magic TV commercial. Suitable for older GCSE and A Level students. The perfect way to see how the two approaches can be applied to a contemporary media text.
TV News analysis - Mock Exam Q1 - 2 - WJEC GCSE Media 2018
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TV News analysis - Mock Exam Q1 - 2 - WJEC GCSE Media 2018

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In this detailed 10 slide PowerPoint lesson: Past paper questions (Section A) for the last four years are examined. The key requirements of Q1 - 2 are clarified, including how to take notes. YouTube link to ITV News at Ten (watch the first four minutes). Q1 and Q2 based on previous questions. Mark scheme based on exam board materials. This is a 1 hour lesson where students will follow the real exam procedures (WJEC GCSE June 2018) to answer two mock questions from Section A of the exam (TV News). This is the fifth lesson in a series of lessons for the 2018 WJEC GCSE Media exam. See https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics for more lesson resources.
WJEC GCSE Media TV News 6 lesson bundle
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WJEC GCSE Media TV News 6 lesson bundle

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In lessons 1 - 4 students learn how to analyse a TV news bulletin to help them complete Section A of the WJEC GCSE Media exam (2018). Lesson 5 is a mock exam for Q1 - 2 of section A, with Lesson 6 a peer assessment exercise of the students' answers. 6 PowerPoints. 5 handouts. Approximately 6 hours of lessons depending on the ability level of your group.
TV News - Television organisations - PSB and Commercial Broadcasting
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TV News - Television organisations - PSB and Commercial Broadcasting

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A PowerPoint lesson exploring Public Service and Commercial Television Broadcasting in the UK to help with a question for the WJEC GCSE Media exam on News (2018). A model answer and mark scheme is also provided. Please read the notes section at the bottom of the PowerPoint when it edit view for guidance for each slide. This PowerPoint and activity is suitable for a 45 minute - 1 hour lesson and is lesson 14 in a series created for the WJEC GCSE Media exam (June 2018). For more lessons on TV news and much much more, please visit the mediamnemonics shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
The Undead Said Icebreaker
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The Undead Said Icebreaker

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Engage your students with this free icebreaker activity - The Undead Said! This is perfect for the start of a new term, or just to get the students talking! Students take turns to try and stop the rapidly shuffling PowerPoint presentation on one of the 'hey teacher!' slides, answering the thought-provoking questions along the way. Even the most reluctant learner will want a go at trying to be the class hero by making the teacher impersonate a zombie! The PowerPoint contains 20 slides, each with a stunningly illustrated zombie theme. There are also 3 fun slides to get your students - and you - out of your seat and doing something a little bit crazy! Included: 20 slide PowerPoint Instruction sheet in PDF format. Don't forget to check out our other maths resources in the mediamnemonics shop!
TV News Analysis - 3 Lesson Bundle
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TV News Analysis - 3 Lesson Bundle

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PowerPoint lesson One - TV News mise en scene. PowerPoint lesson Two - TV News camerawork. PowerPoint lesson Three - TV News special effects. Each PowerPoint comes with a notes template for students and guidance notes for the teacher. This is ideally suited for Section A of the WJEC GCSE Media 2018 exam.
Moving Image Features  Revision Mnemonic
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Moving Image Features Revision Mnemonic

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PREVIEW IMAGES AVAILABLE AT https://sites.google.com/view/mediamnemonics/home A brief introduction to the moving image features (mise en scene etc.), with a mnemonic to help your students remember them. Ideal for GCSE and A Level Media Studies. Please review if you download, and don't forget to check out my other resources! This one's a freebie...!