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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.

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

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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.
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
Gender Representation Bundle
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Gender Representation Bundle

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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.
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
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
Newspaper front page features revision mnemonic
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Newspaper front page features revision mnemonic

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PREVIEW IMAGES AVAILABLE AT https://sites.google.com/view/mediamnemonics/home An introduction to the 12 newspaper front page features, followed by a mnemonic to enable your students to recall them. An excellent revision aid, especially for the WJEC GCSE Media syllabus. This PowerPoint is also available as part of a bundle of 4 PowerPoints which includes mnemonics for the 10 news values, 8 headline techniques, as well as an introduction to the principle of mnemonics (great for an assembly).
5 Photoshop skills handout - magazine covers and contents pages
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5 Photoshop skills handout - magazine covers and contents pages

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For the uninitiated, Photoshop can be a nightmare - especially if you need to get your students to produce top quality coursework. But in reality there are only a certain number of skills you actually need. These 5 handouts give your students the essential skills to be able to produce a top quality magazine cover, contents page or article. It takes them through the stages step by step, with screen grabs to indicate which tools they should be using. These are the handouts I have used for 3 years to help generate A grade GCSE and A Level work. 1. Cutting out images (so you can overlap the masthead and create montages on the front page) 2. Creating consistent section and article headings on a contents page 3. Creating a contents page ensuring it is in columns and also showing how to download cool fonts 4. Using the mask tool to place a model over the masthead without having to cut them out 5. Running text around a shape and adding drop caps, for example at the start of an article Disclaimer: They do assume a little knowledge and initiative!
WJEC GCSE Media A3 Revision Mat - News Exam
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WJEC GCSE Media A3 Revision Mat - News Exam

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A double sided A3 Revision mat designed specifically for the WJEC GCSE Media exam. Side 1 - Section A of the exam - Newspapers. Newspaper front page features, audiences, institutions and representation. Mnemonics (memory tools) included. Side 2 - Section B of the exam. Radio News. Planning and writing a news bulletin, BBC Newsbeat case study, and institutional issues (OFCOM, convergence). Print it on A3 (double sided) then laminate. The perfect resource to have on each table as your revise for this year's news exam. Use alongside my revision PowerPoints or as a standalone revision tool. This is for the June 2017 exam.
GCSE Media News Selection and Construction
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GCSE Media News Selection and Construction

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A hands on practical lesson in PowerPoint form ideal for teaching the principle of news selection and construction. This has proven to be one of my most successful lessons in enabling students to grasp some complex theory by working as editorial teams to select from a list of REAL events to construct a front page. Their product is then compared to the real thing! This also enables them to revise their knowledge of key terms including: Masthead, Headline, Standfirst, Secondary Story, Caption, Copy and Splash. This is ideal preparation for the WJEC GCSE Media Section A News exam.
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
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
TV News - Representation in a TV News story - Sound elements PowerPoint lesson and handout
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TV News - Representation in a TV News story - Sound elements PowerPoint lesson and handout

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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
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.
TV News analysis - special effects - WJEC Media 2018 exam
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TV News analysis - special effects - WJEC Media 2018 exam

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A lesson showing students how to analyse the special effects of TV news. Using a mnemonic to help them remember the different components of moving image products, this PowerPoint and handout introduces the different types of special effects of TV news e.g. idents, graphics etc, 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.
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.
TV News analysis - camerawork - WJEC Media 2018 exam
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TV News analysis - camerawork - WJEC Media 2018 exam

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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.
TV News analysis - mise en scene - WJEC Media 2018 exam
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TV News analysis - mise en scene - WJEC Media 2018 exam

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A lesson showing students how to analyse the mise en scene of TV news. Using a mnemonic to help them remember the different components of moving image products, this PowerPoint and handout defines mise en scene and then uses two examples to demonstrates how to deconstruct it . 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.
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.
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...!