GCSE Media Studies


Exam Board:  WJEC

Module

Start Date

Finish Date

Homework

Parental/Carer Support

Controlled Assessment:

Students make
two pages for their own magazine

Sept
2016
 Jan
2017
Students will need to take their own photos for their magazine pages.

 

Students will also need to research magazines which are similar to the one they are creating.

Exam Section A:

Newspapers

Ongoing Ongoing  Students will be given tasks which ask them to analyse how different newspapers report events.

 

Students will be asked to revise key media terms.

 If possible, make a range of newspapers available to your child.

 

Please discuss how the newspapers are reporting certain events.

Exam Section B:

Radio News

Oongoing Ongoing  Students will be given tasks which ask them to analyse how different radio bulletins report events.

 

Students will be asked to revise key media terms.

 Please encourage your child to listen to radio news.

 

Please discuss how radio news reports certain events.

 

Extra Support:

 

What

When

Where

Mrs O’Brien can offer extra help with the use of Adobe Photoshop (needed for the controlled assessment task). Certain lunchtimes – this needs to be arranged with Mrs O’Brien directly. The Media Room.

 

Other ways in which parents/carers can help:

 

●  http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zps4qty/revision
This link to BBC GCSE Bitesize has a good section on studying newspapers