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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 Essential Revision Bundle

WJEC GCSE Media Essential Revision Bundle

A3 double sided revision mat summarising the key knowledge/theories needed for the exam. A complete mock exam, mark scheme and PowerPoint walkthrough. A PowerPoint and A3 handout of all past paper questions since 2014, with predictions and tips for the 2018 exam.
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WJEC GCSE Media - Final Exam Prep

WJEC GCSE Media - Final Exam Prep

Genuine WJEC GCSE Media past paper questions from the last four years are used to prepare students for the June 2018 exam. An easy to follow PowerPoint examines previous questions and predicts what is likely to come up this year. An A3 Word document handout containing all past paper questions since 2014 is also provided to support the PowerPoint. Ideal resources to be used in the final weeks leading to the exam. For more media resources please visit my shop https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
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WJEC GCSE Media Essential Revision Bundle

WJEC GCSE Media Essential Revision Bundle

A3 double sided revision mat summarising the key knowledge/theories needed for the exam. A complete mock exam, mark scheme and PowerPoint walkthrough. A PowerPoint and A3 handout of all past paper questions since 2014, with predictions and tips for the 2018 exam.
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WJEC GCSE Media A3 Revision Mat / Knowledge Organiser - News Exam 2018

WJEC GCSE Media A3 Revision Mat / Knowledge Organiser - News Exam 2018

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
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Power and Conflict Poetry - 16 Revision Lessons

Power and Conflict Poetry - 16 Revision Lessons

Created by an experienced English teacher, this zip file contains 16 PowerPoint lessons, each at least an hour’s worth of teaching including the following: 1 PowerPoint per poem; structured against the assessment objectives; YouTube links to contextualise each poem as well as recitals; practice exam questions; modelled responses; guidance on how to achieve the 9 to 1 success criteria. An additional PowerPoint - ‘Comparative Skills’ - shows students how to structure their exam answer when comparing the different poems. Each lesson has been tried and tested on Year 10 and 11 students since 2015. This set of resources is for the AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2 exam (Section B Power and Conflict).
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TV News - Television organisations - PSB and Commercial Broadcasting

TV News - Television organisations - PSB and Commercial Broadcasting

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
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TV News - Narrative Question from Section A of the WJEC GCSE Media exam

TV News - Narrative Question from Section A of the WJEC GCSE Media exam

A PowerPoint lesson walking students through a mock exam question concerning narrative theory 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 exemplar notes on Todorov and Strauss to help them prepare their 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 a 45 minute - 1 hour lesson and is lesson 13 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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Ultimate Apostrophe Challenge

Ultimate Apostrophe Challenge

A 31 slide PowerPoint that introduces contractions and possessive apostrophes, provides a range of examples and then challenges students to spot the 9 missing apostrophes in a piece of writing. Students then design an Owner’s Guide to the Apostrophe after viewing a short sequence from the film Gremlins. Finally, students are given a handout where they have to use their knowledge of apostrophes to uncover the hidden messages. As an extension task students can then create their own hidden message using the template provided. Approximately 2 hours of apostrophe work, depending on the ability level of the students.
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TV News - Question 1 from WJEC GCSE Media exam

TV News - Question 1 from WJEC GCSE Media exam

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
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News Websites - analysis of key features (ideal for WJEC GCSE Media Section B)

News Websites - analysis of key features (ideal for WJEC GCSE Media Section B)

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
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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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