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Resources for Drama, Media and English. Once upon a time PSHRE co-ordinator, teaching assistant, cover teacher, and now co-ordinator of student leadership. I see myself as a facilitator rather than teacher, encouraging autonomy in the classroom and my resources reflect this. Most are skills based and differentiated.

Resources for Drama, Media and English. Once upon a time PSHRE co-ordinator, teaching assistant, cover teacher, and now co-ordinator of student leadership. I see myself as a facilitator rather than teacher, encouraging autonomy in the classroom and my resources reflect this. Most are skills based and differentiated.
AQA GCSE Drama Devising Journal
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AQA GCSE Drama Devising Journal

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For the AQA new drama specification. Devising is 20% of their final mark so it is worth giving them a helping hand in making sure they have good notes on the process. This journal takes them through each assessed section step by step.
Media Institutions
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Media Institutions

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A useful resource for both GCSE and A Level Media students outlining the importance of understanding media institutions, synergy and vertical and horizontal integration.
Camera Shots, Angles and Storyboarding
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Camera Shots, Angles and Storyboarding

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A series of tasks that build up and develop student's knowledge of camera shots, angles and how to storyboard. Youtube videos courtesy of IndyMogul and RocketJump Film School. Starts by teaching students key terms, then gets them to name shots then use them in a storyboard.
GCSE Media Studies First Year Homework Learning Menu - entire year!
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GCSE Media Studies First Year Homework Learning Menu - entire year!

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An entire school year's worth of homework tasks, differentiated into levels depending on student ability. Can easily be set out as a 'menu' for students to pick tasks suitable for different terms. A range of tasks offered for different learning styles, as well as assessing multiple skills. Also great for extension task setting.
KS2 SPaG Literacy Key Terms Flashcards
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KS2 SPaG Literacy Key Terms Flashcards

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A series of flashcards covering most of the key literacy terms that students need to know for the KS2 SATs. Can be used as flashcards, a snap game or however you want for a revision tactic or activity. Please let me know if you want any terms added, though I have left some cards blank for adding your own terms.
AQA GCSE Media TV Serial Dramas Mock exam 1 (webpage based) and activities
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AQA GCSE Media TV Serial Dramas Mock exam 1 (webpage based) and activities

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Set for the examination topic in 2018 - Serial Dramas. Mock exam and brief written for students (creative task is webpage based). A mark scheme is also provided to help with the assessment process. Two tasks also included for prep - one that outlines the topic and the other that gets students to compare and contrast the codes and conventions that are involved in serial dramas. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER MOCK EXAM FOR A STORYBOARD BASED TASK.
Magazine Covers Close Study Product and Mock NEA resources.
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Magazine Covers Close Study Product and Mock NEA resources.

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A resource to help teach students to analyse the magazine covers required for the magazine cover close study products for AQA GCSE Media. Gets students to attempt to do their own analysis and attempt exam questions before having feedback and re-attempting (this is what my class needed, do re-adjust to your own needs!). Then gets students to attempt the brief based on magazines as a practical task. Includes ppt, mock, assessment criteria for questions on ppt and separate rubric for the NEA. Also a supporting booklet which helps students learn conventions of magazines and then plan and make their own with photoshop.
UPDATED! GCSE Drama Costume, Lighting and Staging lessons
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UPDATED! GCSE Drama Costume, Lighting and Staging lessons

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A series of lessons to teach students about lighting, staging and costumes. A mix of practical and written tasks with a glossary students keep to help them learn the key terms. Can be single lessons or spread out over longer periods. Includes a short video about stage directions that can be given as homework prior to the lesson to help students prep for the subject.
AQA GCSE Media Gameshow Exam Checklist
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AQA GCSE Media Gameshow Exam Checklist

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A simple checklist to help students understand what they need to know in terms of their case studies as well as coming up with their creative ideas once the brief is released for AQA GCSE Media gameshows exam.
Conventions of gameshows exam prep activity
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Conventions of gameshows exam prep activity

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A series of questions about the conventions of gameshows, relating to existing gameshows and just as general questions. Could be a fun starter activity, a quiz quiz trade activity or used with a board game template as a revision tool for the AQA GCSE Media exam this year.