WJEC GCSE Media Complete Mock Exam - Summer 2018

WJEC GCSE Media Complete Mock Exam - Summer 2018

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.
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WJEC GCSE Media - TV News - Mock Exam Question Walkthrough

WJEC GCSE Media - TV News - Mock Exam Question Walkthrough

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
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WJEC GCSE Media TV News 9 Lesson Bundle

WJEC GCSE Media TV News 9 Lesson Bundle

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.
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WJEC GCSE Media Complete Mock Exam - Summer 2018

WJEC GCSE Media Complete Mock Exam - Summer 2018

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.
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TV News - Representation in a TV News story - Sound elements PowerPoint lesson and handout

TV News - Representation in a TV News story - Sound elements PowerPoint lesson and handout

A complete PowerPoint lesson and handout introducing students to representation in a TV news story, focussing on the sound elements. The PowerPoint provides detailed notes on the key sounds elements (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 9 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
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The Evidence Based Lesson Plan

The Evidence Based Lesson Plan

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
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TV News - Representation in a TV News story - Visual elements PowerPoint lesson and handout

TV News - Representation in a TV News story - Visual elements PowerPoint lesson and handout

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
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TV News - News Selection and News Values - PowerPoint lesson and handout

TV News - News Selection and News Values - PowerPoint lesson and handout

A 21 slide PowerPoint lesson and handout introducing students to the concept of News Selection and News Values, using a mnemonic to aid recall. The lesson includes a hands on exercise where students work as news teams to choose stories for a newspaper front page, a task that helps them grasp the principle that events are selected and chosen for a particular audience. This is then linked to News Values and related to TV news (BBC News at 6 - Youtube link within PowerPoint). 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 7 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
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Gender representation -Applied to a DVD cover

Gender representation -Applied to a DVD cover

In this detailed PowerPoint lesson, the concept of gender representation is introduced and then applied to The Adjustment Bureau DVD cover. Using the mnemonic GILT (graphics, image, layout and text) the front and back cover are deconstructed, with detailed notes provided that suggest what sort of observations students should be making. These are presented using the 'red-green' system, a handy way of ensuring students analyse rather than just describe. The lesson ends with an essay title that requires students to apply what they have learned. This would be an ideal way of demonstrating the theory in action, as the chosen contemporary text is an excellent example of gender stereotyping. This PowerPoint would be suitable as an hour long lesson. Please see my other resources at the mediamnemonics TES shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
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Gender Representation Bundle

Gender Representation Bundle

2 PowerPoints provide detailed case studies of gender representation in a TV commercial and a DVD cover. Both are 'rich texts' and lend themselves very well to analysis. A 3rd PowerPoint helps students learn to analyse by using the 'red-green system', which emphasises denotation and connotation when writing about media texts. 2 hours plus teaching in 3 easy to use PowerPoints.
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Gender representation - Applied to a TV commercial

Gender representation - Applied to a TV commercial

In this 14 slide PowerPoint lesson, the concept of gender representation is introduced and 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 diverse range of gender representations that feature in the ad, a fantastic example of a 'rich text'. 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
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Stuart Hall's Audience Reception Theory - Applied to a TV commercial

Stuart Hall's Audience Reception Theory - Applied to a TV commercial

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
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Audience Reception Theory and Gender Representation Bundle

Audience Reception Theory and Gender Representation Bundle

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.
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TV News analysis - music and sound - WJEC Media 2018 exam

TV News analysis - music and sound - WJEC Media 2018 exam

A lesson showing students how to analyse the music and sound of TV news. Using a mnemonic to help them remember the different components of moving image products, this PowerPoint and handout introduces the way TV news uses music and sound e.g. ident/title music, voice overs, presenter speech etc. Students then apply this learning to take notes (word document notes table provided) whilst watching BBC News at 6 (YouTube link within the PowerPoint). The word doc may need some re-formatting. 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 1 hour lesson and has been created for the WJEC GCSE Media exam (June 2018). More PowerPoints to follow.
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TV News analysis - Mock Exam Q1 - 2 - WJEC GCSE Media 2018

TV News analysis - Mock Exam Q1 - 2 - WJEC GCSE Media 2018

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.
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Mobile Phone Awareness Posters

Mobile Phone Awareness Posters

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.
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WJEC GCSE Media TV News 6 lesson bundle

WJEC GCSE Media TV News 6 lesson bundle

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.
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Make media analysis easy with the red-green system!

Make media analysis easy with the red-green system!

This easy to remember writing pattern will have an immediate impact on your students' ability to analyse a media text. This 'ready to go' PowerPoint will walk the students through the process with a modelled example, before providing them with an opportunity to apply their new skills. The perfect introduction to media analysis, the example provided is print advertising but the system can be used in any media analysis context. The PowerPoint covers gender representation, denotation, connotation, signifier and signified but in an easy to access, clearly illustrated way. 1 x PowerPoint 1 x note taking handout This is how I get all my students - from GCSE to A Level - to analyse effectively instead of just describing the text.
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The Differentiation Focussed Lesson Plan Template

The Differentiation Focussed Lesson Plan Template

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
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The Learning Olympics - 4 sessions on learning to learn

The Learning Olympics - 4 sessions on learning to learn

Aimed at Years 5 - 7, this is perfect for an induction day or simply to develop students' learning skills. This 4 session unit uses the theme of the Olympics to introduce them to Guy Claxton's Building Learning Power attributes: being resilient, resourceful, receptive, and reflective. Students complete a number of activities to build their 'learning muscles', the aim being to become a champion learner. Used very successfully as a Year 5 taster day. 4 PowerPoints / sessions (45 mins - 60 mins each). Student Champion Learner booklet (Word document). Teacher instructions (Word document). Audio file for receptive challenge.
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TV News analysis - camerawork - WJEC Media 2018 exam

TV News analysis - camerawork - WJEC Media 2018 exam

A lesson showing students how to analyse the camerawork of TV news. Using a mnemonic to help them remember the different components of moving image products, this PowerPoint and handout introduces the different camerawork and footage of TV news, applying them to BBC News at 6 (YouTube link within the PowerPoint). The word doc may need some re-formatting. 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 1 hour lesson and has been created for the WJEC GCSE Media exam (June 2018). More PowerPoints to follow.
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