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Year 9

Year 10

1

Key Concepts of Media Studies – Media Language, Audiences, Representation, Institutions

End of term test.

Developing practise analysis of media texts - Assignment 1: Introduction to the Media

Assignment 3: Planning of practical project

2

Introduction to coursework practice.  Assignment 1: Introduction to the Media - Genre study. Essay 500-750 words, storyboard and evaluation

Assignment 1: Introduction to Media -  essay work 500-750 words storyboard and evaluation to be submitted as coursework in following year.

Assignment 2 Cross Media study the music industry/ video game industry

3

Understanding the Media; Cross-media Study – Advertising. Comparison of different advertisements across different platforms.

Assessment focus – essay 1000 words and practical task to support work completed so far.

Completion of Assignment 2 practical work on Music Industry / Video Game Industry

Two linked pieces of practical work to support 1000 word essay

4

Development of practical production work to support knowledge gained so far. Moving image practical project.

Completion of Assignment 3 work in groups.

 

Finalising of research presentation and planning work and completion of first draft evaluation of 750 words.

5

Introduction of exam topic areas for 2019.

Finalisation of practical project work for celebration event for arts college.

Exam topic area to be introduced and tasks relating to practical work completed for end of term exam practice.

 

 

TERM

Year 11

AS Film

1

Introduction of examination area. TV game shows

Planning and Presentation work for assignment 3

 

Introduction to Micro analysis of film.  Focus on editing, soundtrack, performance, mise-en-scene, cinematography.

Completion of micro essay 1500 words.

2

Preparation for first mock exam  on TV game shows.

Development of assignment 3 coursework

Introduction of first exam areas Producers and audiences, British Film: Social-Political Study

Continuation of practical project work.

3

Finalising of coursework for submission at the end of the term.

Preparation for second mock exam on TV Game Shows.

All students need to ensure that this term they have their three assignment pieces completed and in final draft format.

 

Completion of practical project work

Introduction of US Film – Comparative Study

4

Final production work and coursework completion. Exam board deadline 7th May

Exam brief issued 24th April

Revision for exam to be sat  23rd May (am 1 hour 30 mins)

Completion  and submission of coursework, exam board deadline 15th May.  Final revision of work for exam  to be sat 16th May (am 2 hours 30 mins)

5

Study Leave

Start work on A2 coursework Annotated catalogue and practical production piece

 

 

TERM

A2 Film

A2 Media

1

Introduction to work on World cinema topics ‘Urban Stories’.

‘La Haine’, ‘Amores Perros’, ‘City of God’, ‘Once were Warriors’.

Students to complete first drafts of their Annotated Catalogues

 

Critical Perspectives: Introduction of exam area, ‘New and Digital Media’ and ‘Identities’.

Media Research and Production: development and completion of practical project and connected essay. Complete first draft of 2000 word essay

2

Introduction of second topic area work for exam areas Popular film and Emotional Response, ‘Sophie’s Choice’, ‘Night and Fog’, ‘Eastern Promises’ in film and spectatorship topics. Continuation of practical project work.

Students complete second drafts of their Annotated Catalogues this term. Progress with production work.

Critical Perspectives: Introduction of exam area ‘Identities’ and continued focus on documentary as main platform area.

3

FM3  Film Research and Creative Projects - development and completion of practical project.

Presentations to be completed for Small Scale Research coursework February 2017

Small scale research presentation scripts to be fully drafted following presentations and assessment and evaluation by group.

 

MEST 3 Critical Perspectives Revision focus to prepare for Mock exam this term.

Critical perspectives Section A  Textual analysis and comparison and B New Digital Media and Identities

MEST4 Media: Research and Production development and completion of practical project and connected essay. Opportunity for final draft.

Mock exam style question and completion of coursework.

 

 

4

Final completion tasks for coursework and revision for exam to be sat 9th June (am 2hours 45 mins)

Final completion tasks for coursework and revision for exam to be sat 7th June (am 2 hours)

5

Study Leave

Study Leave