A2 Media Studies
Tristan's A2 Media Blog
Sunday, 23 January 2011
questions 1b and 1a posts
The posts below outline the essay plan that we will adopt when preparing more closely for Section a of the exam. Please take the time to have a look.
Question 1a - www.getaheadocrmedia.blogspot.com/2011/01/structure-for-a2-exam-q1a.html
Question 1b - www.a2mediawsfc.blogspot.com/2011/01/question-1b.html
And question 1b...
Notice the emphasis on 'theory' early on in the essay.
para 1 Intro: Briefly describe which project you are going to evaluate.
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
please take a link at what the chief examiner says about this particular question ....
Notice that that specific examples is mentioned as is the need to discuss your development of skills across both years of the course.
Para1 - explain briefly what projects you did in the AS and A2.
Para2 - what skills did you have prior to the course. Explain what you understand by the skill you are asked about.
Para3 - referring to specific examples discuss your skills development in the early projects.
Para4 - How did the skill develop while doing later projects - specific examples.
Para 5 - short conclusion