Friday, 8 April 2011

January 2011 Exam Questions

January 2011 G325 A2 Media Studies Questions

Section A

1(a) Describe how you developed your skills in the use of digital technology for media production and evaluate how these skills contributed to your creative decision making. Refer to a range of examples in your answer to show how these skills developed over time. [25]

1(b) Apply theories of narrative to one of your coursework productions. [25]

Candidates will need to choose one production from either Foundation Portfolio or Advanced Portfolio.

Section B: Contemporary Media Issues

Answer one question from Section B.

Whichever question you answer, you must refer to examples from at least two media areas in your answer and your answer should include reference to historical, contemporary and future media.

Media in the Online Age

8 “The impact of the internet on the media is exaggerated.” Discuss. [50]

9 Evaluate the opportunities and the threats offered to media producers by the internet. [50]

Thursday, 7 April 2011

June 2010 Section B Questions

Media in the Online Age

8 “For media audiences, the internet has changed everything.” Discuss. [50]
9 Explain the extent to which online media exist alongside older methods of distribution in 2010. [50]

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Structure for Question 1. (b)

And a minimalist summary of what to cover...

para 1 Intro: which of your projects are you going to write about? briefly describe it

para 2: what are some of the key features of the concept you are being asked to apply? maybe outline two of the theories/ideas of particular writers briefly

para 3; start to apply the concept, making close reference to your production to show how the concept is evident in it

para 4: try to show ways in which ideas work in relation to your production and also ways in which those ideas might not apply/could be challenged

para 5; conclusion

Again remember you only have 30 minutes and that you really need to analyse the finished production, rather than tell the marker how you made it

Friday, 21 January 2011

How to structure Question 1 (a)

This was requested from the e-community; there are other versions elsewhere, but this is probably the simplest!

paragraph 1 should be an introduction which explains which projects you did. It can be quite short.

paragraph 2 should pick up the skill area and perhaps suggest something about your starting point with it- what skills did you have already and how were these illustrated. use an example.

paragraph 3 should talk through your use of that skill in early projects and what you learned and developed through these. Again there should be examples to support all that you say.

paragraph 4 should go on to demonstrate how the skill developed in later projects, again backed by examples, and reflecting back on how this represents moves forward for you from your early position.

paragraph 5 short conclusion

Remember it's only half an hour and you need to range across all your work!