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Year 9 Media Studies

 

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Autumn Term

 

 

Create a list of the Key Concepts studied.

Use the list to develop a colourful mind map showing what each concept is basically about.

Choose any 2 of the 4 Key concepts and write 2 short paragraphs of writing (100 words) on a computer/iPad outlining what you feel they mean to you as a student of the media. 

Use all 4 key concepts and write 100 words on each concept showing how important the concepts are to a media student.

Use a computer and cover all 4 Key concepts. Write 100 words on each concept explaining why they are important to media in society today. Give at least one example from the world to show how this can be proved. This might be from an online article or an interview with a film director for example.

Christmas Term

 

 

Annotate a DVD cover with some analysis notes.

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Identify key terms we’ve used in this topic and write a dictionary.

Find the definitions of key words and write a glossary to help you to learn spellings…

 

Write 3 Tweets that could summarise genre conventions.

No more than 140 characters; use #’s for key words and they must be informative…

Create a poster summarising one of the main conventions that create a sense of genre.

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching… it could be gossip mags, music, fashion…

 

Create a chart to compare two films and how the genre is shown

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and conventions…

 

Create 10-15 challenging quiz questions about film conventions

Write the questions with correct answers separate to test a peer…

Create a leaflet which summarises the conventions of a genre.

Pick any film genre. Use key terms, conventions, give examples, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Create a factsheet summarising your chosen essay film, but also add additional research and facts.

Use correct terminology and use the internet to include extra facts (no copy & paste!)

 

Create a flow chart/diagram explaining how to create a perfect storyboard.

Use pictures and key words to explain the instructions in a clear way giving examples…

Write a review of a film you have seen recently.

Make it informative but catchy and remember to include key terms, conventions and facts…

 

Create a DVD style commentary of opening sequence to a film.

Analyse the opening of a film and record a DVD commentary of your analysis to put over the video

Winter Term

 

 

Annotate a print advert with some analysis notes.

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Identify key terms we’ve used in this topic and write a dictionary.

Find the definitions of key words and write a glossary to help you to learn spellings…

 

Write 3 Tweets that could summarise advert conventions.

No more than 140 characters; use #’s for key words and they must be informative…

Create a poster summarising one of the main conventions of print adverts.

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Create a chart to compare two adverts for the same product across two media.

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and conventions…

 

Create 10-15 challenging quiz questions about adverts

Write the questions with correct answers separate to test a peer

Create a leaflet which summarises how to create a perfect print advert.

Use key terms, conventions, give examples, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Design 3 new logos for a brand that already exists.

Annotate them with explanations and write a summary of your final favourite.

 

Write a diary for two days listing how often you come into contact with advertising

Use pictures and state when, where and how often you see ads.

Create a new print advert for a product already available

Make it informative but catchy and remember to include key terms, conventions and facts…

 

Create a factsheet summarising the differences between print, TV and radio ads!

Use correct terminology and use the internet to include extra facts (no copy & paste!)

 

Create a podcast analysing a television advert.

Analyse an advert of your choice and record your thoughts into a podcast. You could even have guests on your show!

Spring Term

 

 

Create a poster for students who will be taking media next year. It should tell them what to look forward to, what could be challenging and ways they could study to get started on the course.

 

Create a crossword/ wordsearch of all the key terms you have learnt throughout the year. It should contain at least 10 words and you should put your answers on a second sheet.

 

Write a short script for a radio advert advertising Homewood school media department. You should include any noises, sound effects and jingles you would use.

Create a poster explaining to other media students how to do a detailed analysis and write it in an essay!

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Create a chart to compare two adverts for the same product across two media.

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and conventions…

 

Research an advert and the institution behind it. For example – who came up with the idea for the ‘Compare the Meerkat’ adverts? Where did they work? What other adverts did they do? How did those adverts boost the company?

Create a leaflet on how to use photoshop! Explain the basic tools you need to grasp and how to start creating a piece.

Use key terms, give examples, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Create a poster on how to use garageband to record and create adverts and voice overs. Include screenshots describing what you need to do, give examples

 

Write two paragraphs comparing two adverts from the same company across different platforms. Analyse how the codes and conventions of the medium create similarities and differences across the products.

Create a shot by shot analysis of a film opening and how it shows genre and engages an audience. Use screenshots to annotate

Make it informative and remember to include key terms, conventions and facts…

 

Create a film blog webpage! Review at least one film analysing how they engage their target audience and fit the codes and conventions of the genre.

 

 

Create a podcast reflecting on the things you’ve learnt in media studies so far.

Include the key terms and skills, AOs and tips for new students. You could even have guests on your show!

Summer Term

 

 

You will need to work on your presentation piece for the End of term  celebration event.

Create one piece of poster based work that you can display to the audience.

You will need to work on your presentation pieces for the End of term  celebration event.

Create two pieces of poster based work that you can display to the audience.

You will need to work on your presentation piece for the End of term  celebration event.

Create one piece of poster based work and organise with a group one piece of Audio visual work that you can display to the audience. Create a written description of the basic process you used.

You will need to work on your presentation piece for the End of term  celebration event.

Create two pieces of poster based work that you can display to the audience.

and organise with a group one piece of audio/ visual work that you can display to the audience. Create a short powerpoint or similar presentation explaining how you did the work and why you chose the ideas.

 

Year 10 Media Studies

 

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Autumn Term

 

 

Homework 1

Annotate a DVD cover with some analysis notes.

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Identify key terms we’ve used in this topic and write a dictionary.

Find the definitions of key words and write a glossary to help you to learn spellings…

 

Homework 3

Write 3 Tweets that could summarise genre conventions.

No more than 140 characters; use #’s for key words and they must be informative…

Homework 1

Create a poster summarising one of the main conventions that create a sense of genre

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching… it could be gossip mags, music, fashion…

 

Homework 2

Create a chart to compare two films and how the genre is shown

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and conventions…

 

Homework 3

Create 10-15 challenging quiz questions about film conventions

Write the questions with correct answers separate to test a peer…

Homework 1

Create a leaflet which summarises the conventions of a genre.

Pick any film genre. Use key terms, conventions, give examples, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Create a factsheet summarising your chosen essay film, but also add additional research and facts.

Use correct terminology and use the internet to include extra facts (no copy & paste!)

 

Homework 3

Create a flow chart/diagram explaining how to create a perfect storyboard.

Use pictures and key words to explain the instructions in a clear way giving examples…

Homework 1

Write a review of a film you have seen recently.

Make it informative but catchy and remember to include key terms, conventions and facts…

 

Homework 2

Design a new DVD Cover for a film that exists.

Make it clear what genre it is and try and give a sense of narrative from the images.

 

Homework 3

Create a DVD style commentary of opening sequence to a film.

Analyse the opening of a film and record a DVD commentary of your analysis to put over the video

Christmas Term

 

 

Homework 1

Annotate a magazine cover with some analysis notes.

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Identify key terms we’ve used in this topic and write a dictionary.

Find the definitions of key words and write a glossary to help you to learn spellings…

 

Homework 3

Write 3 Tweets that could summarise music promotion.

No more than 140 characters; use #’s for key words and they must be informative…

 

Homework 1

Create a poster summarising one of the genres of magazines  you might buy

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching… it could be gossip mags, music, fashion…

 

Homework 2

Create a chart to compare two different bands or artists and how they are represented

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and conventions…

 

Homework 3

Create 10-15 challenging quiz questions about music video conventions

Write the questions with correct answers separate to test a peer…

Homework 1

Create a leaflet which summarises the conventions of a magazine cover.

Use key terms, conventions, give examples, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Create a factsheet summarising a record label institution, but also add additional research and facts.

Use correct terminology and use the internet to include extra facts (no copy & paste!)

 

Homework 3

Create a poster outlining the 7 key points from Goodwin’s theory on music videos.

Use pictures and key words to explain the theories in a clear way giving examples…

Homework 1

Write a review of a magazine cover you have seen recently.

Make it informative but catchy and remember to include key terms, conventions and facts…

 

Homework 2

Write a questionnaire about magazines and what attracts audiences to them.

Ask your friends and family and sum up your results.

 

Homework 3

Create a DVD style commentary of a music video

Analyse a music video and record a DVD commentary of your analysis to put over the video

Winter Term

 

 

Homework 1

(Group dependent – either music industry or Video games)

Annotate a magazine cover/ annotate a video game print ad with some analysis notes.

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Create a crossword or wordsearch of the key terms you have learnt for this topic. Include at least 10 key words. Have an answer sheet on a separate piece of paper.

 

Homework 3

Create a Facebook page for the band or artist / video game you created for your coursework. How would you use it to appeal to your target audience? (This could be done on paper)

 

Homework 1

(Group dependent – either music industry or Video games)

 

Create a poster on how to create a magazine cover/poster on photoshop. Include screenshots of the different tools you might need and examples of how to complete tasks.

 

Homework 2

Create a chart to compare two different bands or artists/ video game or app based game and how they are represented

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and conventions…

 

Homework 3

Tell me how to create the perfect storyboard for a music video/ video game trailer using conventions.

It could produced by a poster, leaflet, video…

Homework 1

(Group dependent – either music industry or Video games)

 

Create a leaflet which summarises the conventions of a magazine cover.

Use key terms, conventions, give examples, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Create a factsheet summarising a magazine institution, but also add additional research and facts.

Use correct terminology and use the internet to include extra facts (no copy & paste!)

 

Homework 3

Create a poster outlining the 7 key points from Goodwin’s theory on music videos/outlining the historical development of the video game and any related theories.

Use pictures and key words to explain the theories in a clear way giving examples…

Homework 1

(Group dependent – either music industry or Video games)

 

Write an analysis of a magazine article you have seen recently.

Make it informative and remember to include key terms, conventions and facts…

 

Homework 2

Create a poster comparing and contrasting three different magazine covers. Refer to target audience, appeals, key terms, institution.

 

Homework 3

Create a DVD style commentary of a music video/ video game trailer.

Analyse a music video/ video game trailer and record a DVD commentary of your analysis to put over the video

Spring Term

 

 

Homework 1

Annotate a print advertisement with some analysis notes. Think about the conventions it uses and try and refer to key terms.

 

Homework 2

Create a crossword or wordsearch of the audience psychographics and demographics you have learnt for this topic. Include at least 10 key words. Have an answer sheet on a separate piece of paper.

 

Homework 3

Write three tweets about the topic of advertisements. Remember to include key words and conventions and keep it under 140 characters. Try and use hashtags!

 

Homework 1

Create a poster on how to create a print advert. Include what is expected of print advert, the conventions and key terms. Make sure you refer to how it appeals to a target audience.

 

Homework 2

Create a chart to compare two different adverts and how the brand and product are represented

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and conventions…

 

Homework 3

Write a questionnaire about adverts and what attracts audiences to them.

Ask your friends and family and sum up your results.

 

Homework 1

Create a leaflet which compares and contrasts the conventions of an audio visual advert and radio advert.

Use key terms, conventions, give examples, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Create a factsheet summarising an advertising agency institution but also add additional research and facts. What ads did they create and how successful were they?

Use correct terminology and use the internet to include extra facts (no copy & paste!)

 

Homework 3

Create a poster outlining the advertising theory ‘hierarchy of effects model’.

Use pictures and key words to explain the theory in a clear way giving examples…

Homework 1

Write an analysis of a television advert you have seen recently.

Make it informative and remember to include key terms, theories conventions and facts…

 

Homework 2

Create a poster comparing and contrasting three different adverts. Refer to target audience, appeals, key terms, institution.

 

Homework 3

Create a DVD style commentary of a television advert

Analyse a advert and record a DVD commentary of your analysis to put over the video

Summer Term

 

 

Homework 1

Annotate a television advertisement with some analysis notes. Think about the conventions it uses and try and refer to key terms.

 

Homework 2

Create a crossword or wordsearch of the audience psychographics and demographics you have learnt for this topic. Include at least 10 key words. Have an answer sheet on a separate piece of paper.

 

Homework 3

Evaluate the success of an advert you have created. Remember to include key words and conventions. What were your strengths and weaknesses?

 

Homework 1

Create a poster on how to create a television advert. Include what is expected of TV advert, the conventions and key terms. Make sure you refer to how it appeals to a target audience.

 

Homework 2

Create a chart to compare two different adverts and how the brand and product are represented

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and conventions…

 

Homework 3

Write a questionnaire about adverts and what attracts audiences to them.

Ask your friends and family and sum up your results.

 

Homework 1

Create a leaflet which compares and contrasts the conventions of an audio visual advert and radio advert.

Use key terms, conventions, give examples, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Create a factsheet summarising an advertising agency institution but also add additional research and facts. What ads did they create and how successful were they?

Use correct terminology and use the internet to include extra facts (no copy & paste!)

 

Homework 3

Create a poster outlining the advertising theory ‘hierarchy of effects model’.

Use pictures and key words to explain the theory in a clear way giving examples…

Homework 1

Write an analysis of an advert you have seen recently.

Make it informative and remember to include key terms, theories conventions and facts. Apply media language, audience knowledge, representation and institution.

 

Homework 2

Create a poster demonstrating how ‘hierarchy of effects model’ applies to an advert, it could even be your own. Refer to target audience, appeals, key terms, institution.

 

Homework 3

Create a DVD style commentary of a television advert

Analyse a advert and record a DVD commentary of your analysis to put over the video

 

Year 11

 

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Autumn Term

 

 

Write a short paragraph of approximately 150 words that describes what a game show is. Use 2 examples of existing game shows

Write a short guide of approximately 200 words explaining to a friend what a game show is, use any pictures or images you can find to make it more eye catching.

Create 2 paragraphs (approx. 100 words each) using some evidence from the internet of why two game shows of your choice are successful with audiences.

Find at least one internet article about game shows. Use it to create a short piece of informative writing outlining why game shows have been successful. You can cut and paste sections from the article but you must explain why the chosen sections are important.

Christmas Term

 

 

Homework 1 Create a mind map summarising a game show you have seen recently. Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

Homework 2 Identify key terms we’ve used in this topic and write a dictionary. Find the definitions of key words and write a glossary to help you to learn spellings…

Homework 3  Write 3 Tweets that could summarise television gameshows.

No more than 140 characters; use #’s for key words and they must be informative…

 

Homework 1

Create a poster summarising one of the sub genres of gameshows we have been studying recently.

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

Homework 2 Create a chart to compare two different gameshows

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and conventions

Homework 3 Create 10-15 challenging quiz questions about gameshows.

Write the questions with correct answers separate to test a peer…

Homework 1 Create a leaflet which summarises three sub genres of gameshows. Use key terms, conventions, give examples, make it informative and eye catching…

Homework 2 Create a factsheet summarising a gameshow, but also add additional research and facts. Use correct terminology and use the internet to include extra facts (no copy & paste!)

Homework 3 Create a storyboard to explain a how the opening to an existing gameshow appeals to an audience. Use pictures and key words to explain the process in a clear way…

Homework 1 Write a review of a gameshow you have watched recently.

Make it informative but catchy and remember to include key terms, conventions and facts…

Homework 2 Write a questionnaire about gameshows and what attracts audiences to them. Ask your friends and family and sum up your results.

Homework 3 Write a speech persuading me which sub-genre of gameshows is the best and why. Include specific, accurate facts with good English. You should include quotes and images…

Winter Term

 

 

Homework 1 Create a mind map summarising a game show you have seen recently. Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

Homework 2 Identify key terms we’ve used in this topic and write a dictionary. Find the definitions of key words and write a glossary to help you to learn spellings…

Homework 3  Write 3 Tweets that could summarise television gameshows.

No more than 140 characters; use #’s for key words and they must be informative…

 

Homework 1

Create a poster summarising one of the sub genres of gameshows we have been studying recently.

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

Homework 2 Create a chart to compare two different gameshows

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and conventions

Homework 3 Create 10-15 challenging quiz questions about gameshows. Write the questions with correct answers separate to test a peer…

Homework 1 Create a leaflet which summarises three sub genres of gameshows. Use key terms, conventions, give examples, make it informative and eye catching…

Homework 2 Create a factsheet summarising a gameshow, but also add additional research and facts. Use correct terminology and use the internet to include extra facts (no copy & paste!)

Homework 3 Create a storyboard to explain a how the opening to an existing gameshow appeals to an audience. Use pictures and key words to explain the process in a clear way…

Homework 1 Write a review of a gameshow you have watched recently.

Make it informative but catchy and remember to include key terms, conventions and facts…

Homework 2 Write a questionnaire about gameshows and what attracts audiences to them. Ask your friends and family and sum up your results.

Homework 3 Write a speech persuading me which sub-genre of gameshows is the best and why. Include specific, accurate facts with good English. You should include quotes and images…

Spring Term

 

 

Homework 1 Create a chart comparing and contrasting the format and conventions of 2 different gameshows.

Homework 2 Create a crossword or wordsearch on all the key terms you may need for the exam. There should be a minimum of ten words. Try and include the definitions and have an answer sheet.

Homework 3  Create a quiz of 10 – 15 questions about audience psychographics and demographics. Include the answers on a separate sheet so you can test a peer!

 

Homework 1

Create a poster explaining how a gameshow fits one of the sub genres of we have been studying recently.

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

Homework 2 Create a detailed factsheet on a gameshow.

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and conventions. You should also have detailed knowledge of the institution behind the gameshow.

Homework 3 Create a storyboard to explain a how the opening to an existing gameshow appeals to an audience. Use pictures and key words to explain the process in a clear way…

Homework 1 Write a review of a gameshow you have watched recently. Make it informative but catchy and remember to include key terms, conventions and facts…

Homework 2 Write a questionnaire about gameshows and what attracts audiences to them. Ask your friends and family and sum up your results.

Homework 3 Write a speech persuading me which sub-genre of gameshows is the best and why. Include specific, accurate facts with good English. You should include quotes and images…

Homework 1 Write an analysis of the opening a gameshow you have seen recently. Make it informative and remember to include key terms, conventions and facts…

Homework 2 Create a poster demonstrating the representation of male and female hosts on gameshows. Include images and facts to how they are seen by the audience.

Homework 3 Create a venn diagram of three different gameshow sub-genres showing any overlap of the codes and conventions offered by them.

Summer Term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A2 Film Studies

 

Beginning

Developing

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Excellence

Autumn Term

 

 

Homework 1

Annotate a film poster or DVD cover with some analysis notes.

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Identify key terms and theories you used last year and write a dictionary.

Find the definitions of key words and write a glossary to help you to learn spellings…

 

Homework 3

Write 3 Tweets that could summarise what you studied last year.

No more than 140 characters; use #’s for key words and they must be informative…

Homework 1

Create a poster summarising audience reception theories (hypodermic needle, 2-step flow, Uses and Gratifications)

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching.

 

Homework 2

Create a chart to compare two films from different countries of a similar genre.

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and conventions…

 

Homework 3

Create 10-15 challenging quiz questions about film theory

Write the questions with correct answers separate to test a peer…

Homework 1 Create a leaflet which summarises the conventions of an urban film setting.

Use key terms, conventions, give examples, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Create a factsheet summarising a film studio but also add additional research and facts.

Use correct terminology and use the internet to include extra facts (no copy & paste!)

 

Homework 3

Create a poster outlining how to analyse a film sequence.

Use pictures and key words to explain the theories in a clear way giving examples…

Homework 1

Create a poster/diagram explaining what ‘auteur’ theory is and how it can be useful in the study of film. Use key terms, conventions, give examples, make it informative and eye catching…

 

 

Homework 2

Create a table demonstrating the characteristics of a film noir style with evidence from films. Use key terms, conventions, give examples, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 3

Create a 5 minute DVD commentary of a key scene from a film of your choice.

Pick a scene and analyse it in detail, creating a commentary voice over to go with the scene.

Christmas Term

 

 

Homework 1

Create a mind map summarising ‘Fight Club’.

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Identify key terms we’ve used in this topic of ‘Fight Club’ and write a dictionary.

Find the definitions of key words and write a glossary to help you to learn spellings…

 

Homework 3

Write 3 Tweets that could summarise the film ‘Fight Club’.

No more than 140 characters; use #’s for key words and they must be informative…

 

Homework 1

Create a poster summarising one of the themes of the film ‘Fight Club’.

Use key terms, conventions, give evidence from the text, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Create a chart to compare two different characters in the film ‘Fight Club’

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and how they would act…

 

Homework 3

Create 10-15 challenging quiz questions about the film ‘Fight Club’.

Write the questions with correct answers separate to test a peer…

Homework 1 Write a review of the film

Aim it at your peers, other A level film students studying the topic for the exam. Use terminology throughout

 

Homework 2

Create a factsheet summarising a character from ‘Fight Club’, but also add additional research and facts.

Use correct terminology and use the internet to include extra facts (no copy & paste!)

 

Homework 3

Create a mind map around one of the key themes of the film ‘Fight Club’.

Use pictures of key scenes and key words to explain how the theme is demonstrated in a clear way…

Homework 1

Answer the following in 50 minutes:

How useful have you found a particular film critical approach, such as an auteur or genre approach, in gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of your chosen film?

 

Homework 2

Create a table demonstrating the characteristics of a film noir style and evidence of this from Fight Club.

It really can be considered neo-noir, but list the key characteristics of the genre and give textual evidence.

 

Homework 3

Create a 5 minute DVD commentary of a key scene of the film ‘Fight Club’.

Pick a scene and analyse it in detail, creating a commentary voice over to go with the scene.

Winter Term

 

 

Homework 1

Create a mind map summarising three films you have seen for the ‘Urban Stories’ unit.

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Identify key terms we’ve used in this topic of ‘Urban Stories’ and write a dictionary.

Find the definitions of key words and write a glossary to help you to learn spellings…

 

Homework 3

Write 3 Tweets that could summarise the film ‘Urban Stories’.

No more than 140 characters; use #’s for key words and they must be informative…

 

Homework 1

Create a poster comparing one of the themes of two films from ‘Urban Stories’.

Use key terms, conventions, give evidence from the text, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Create a chart to compare two different films watched for the unit ‘Urban Stories’.

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and how they would act…

 

Homework 3

Create 10-15 challenging quiz questions about the films studied for ‘Urban Stories’.

Write the questions with correct answers separate to test a peer…

Homework 1 Write a review of one film from the unit ‘Urban Stories’

Aim it at your peers, other A level film students studying the topic for the exam. Use terminology throughout

 

Homework 2

Create a factsheet summarising a theme from a film studied in ‘Urban Stories’, but also add additional research and facts.

Use correct terminology and use the internet to include extra facts (no copy & paste!)

 

Homework 3

Create a mind map around one of the key themes across all of the films studied from ‘Urban Stories’.

Use pictures of key scenes and key words to explain how the theme is demonstrated in a clear way…

Homework 1

Answer the following in 50 minutes:

Explore how the representation of urban environments contributes to the key themes of your chosen films.

 

Homework 2

Analyse a screenshot from each of the films studied from ‘Urban Stories’. Make detailed annotations and analysis of media language and try and link the key themes.

 

Homework 3

Create a 5 minute DVD commentary of a key scene of one of the films studied for ‘Urban Stories’.

Pick a scene and analyse it in detail, creating a commentary voice over to go with the scene.

Spring Term

 

 

Homework 1

Create a mind map summarising the films you have seen for the ‘Emotional Response’ unit.

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Identify key terms we’ve used in this topic of ‘Emotional Response’ and write a dictionary.

Find the definitions of key words and write a glossary to help you to learn spellings…

 

Homework 3

Write 3 Tweets that could summarise the film ‘Emotional Response’.

No more than 140 characters; use #’s for key words and they must be informative…

Homework 1

Create a poster comparing one of the themes of two films from ‘Emotional Response’.

Use key terms, conventions, give evidence from the text, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Create a chart to compare two different films watched for the unit ‘Emotional Response’.

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and how they would act…

 

Homework 3

Create 10-15 challenging quiz questions about the films studied for ‘Emotional Response’.

Write the questions with correct answers separate to test a peer…

Homework 1 Write a review of one film from the unit ‘Emotional Response’

Aim it at your peers, other A level film students studying the topic for the exam. Use terminology throughout

 

Homework 2

Create a factsheet summarising a theme from a film studied in ‘Emotional Response’, but also add additional research and facts.

Use correct terminology and use the internet to include extra facts (no copy & paste!)

 

Homework 3

Create a mind map around one of the key themes across all of the films studied from ‘Emotional Response’.

Use pictures of key scenes and key words to explain how the theme is demonstrated in a clear way…

Homework 1

Answer the following in 50 minutes:

‘Narrative is often assumed to be the most important factor in triggering emotional response whereas style is often overlooked.’ How far do you agree with this?

 

Homework 2

Analyse a screenshot from each of the films studied from ‘Emotional Response’. Make detailed annotations and analysis of media language and try and link the key themes.

 

Homework 3

Create a 5 minute DVD commentary of a key scene of one of the films studied for ‘Emotional Response’.

Pick a scene and analyse it in detail, creating a commentary voice over to go with the scene.

Summer Term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A2 Media

 

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Secure

Excellence

Autumn Term

 

 

Homework 1

Annotate a piece of media. It can be anything you like, but you must analyse it!

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Identify key terms we’ve used in this media last year and write a dictionary.

Find the definitions of key words and write a glossary to help you to learn spellings…

 

Homework 3

Write 3 Tweets that could summarise how to analyse media.

No more than 140 characters; use #’s for key words and they must be informative…

Homework 1

Create a poster summarising audience reception theories (hypodermic needle, 2-step flow, Uses and Gratifications)

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching.

 

Homework 2

Create a chart to compare two pieces of media on the same topic.

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and conventions…

 

Homework 3

Create 10-15 challenging quiz questions about media theory learnt last year.

Write the questions with correct answers separate to test a peer…

Homework 1 Create a leaflet which summarises the conventions of a magazine cover.

Use key terms, conventions, give examples, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Create a factsheet summarising a media conglomerate but also add additional research and facts.

Use correct terminology and use the internet to include extra facts (no copy & paste!)

 

Homework 3

Create a poster outlining how to analyse a moving image sequence.

Use pictures and key words to explain the theories in a clear way giving examples…

Homework 1

Create a poster/diagram explaining what narrative theory is and how it can be useful in the study of film. Use key terms, conventions, give examples, make it informative and eye catching…

 

 

Homework 2

Create a table demonstrating the characteristics of ‘the male gaze’ with evidence from media. Use key terms, conventions, give examples, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 3

Create a 5 minute DVD commentary of a key scene from a film of your choice.

Pick a scene and analyse it in detail, creating a commentary voice over to go with the scene.

Christmas Term

 

 

Homework 1

Create a mind map summarising new and digital media.

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Identify key terms we’ve used in new and digital media topic and write a dictionary.

Find the definitions of key words and write a glossary to help you to learn spellings…

 

Homework 3

Write 3 Tweets that could summarise new and digital media.

No more than 140 characters; use #’s for key words and they must be informative…

Homework 1

Create a poster summarising representation in a film/TV show.

Use key terms, conventions, give evidence from the text, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Create a chart to compare how two different characters are represented in a show

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and how they are presented

 

Homework 3

Create 10-15 challenging quiz questions about new and digital media.

Write the questions with correct answers separate to test a peer…

Homework 1 Write about how a film of your choice fits a narrative theory in detail.

Use terminology throughout

 

Homework 2

Create a factsheet summarising a new and digital media, but also add additional research and facts.

Use correct terminology and use the internet to include extra facts (no copy & paste!)

 

Homework 3

Create a leaflet to explain key audience demographics and psychographics

Ensure you state the difference and where these groups come from. Give examples of their media choices

Homework 1

Create a poster demonstrating a film that fits a post-modernist style.

Use images and annotations to explain your ideas and make it clear what some of the ingredients of po-mo are!

 

Homework 2

Create a table comparing the differences between structuralism and post-structuralism.

Try and give examples from media texts to support your ideas.

 

Homework 3

Create a 5 minute DVD commentary of a media sequence.

Pick an audio visual media and analyse it in detail, creating a commentary voice over to go with the scene.

Winter Term

 

 

Homework 1

Create a mind map summarising identities unit.

Use key terms, conventions, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Identify key terms we’ve used in this topic of identity and write a dictionary.

Find the definitions of key words and write a glossary to help you to learn spellings…

 

Homework 3

Write 3 Tweets that could summarise the identity unit.

No more than 140 characters; use #’s for key words and they must be informative…

 

Homework 1

Create a poster demonstrating how representation of an identity is shown in the media.

Use key terms, conventions, give evidence from the text, make it informative and eye catching…

 

Homework 2

Create a chart to compare two different pieces of media and how they represent a certain identity

Use pictures and key words and look at the forms and how they would act…

 

Homework 3

Create 10-15 challenging quiz questions about representation and identity.

Write the questions with correct answers separate to test a peer…

Homework 1 Write about how a film of your choice represents a certain group’s identity. Be as detailed as possible using key terms and conventions.

 

Homework 2

Create a factsheet summarising a range of representations that could be studied for the identities unit but also add additional research and facts.

Use correct terminology and use the internet to include extra facts (no copy & paste!)

 

Homework 3

Create a mind map around one group of identities and how they are represented in the media.

Use pictures of key scenes and key words to explain how the theme is demonstrated in a clear way…

Homework 1

Answer the following in 50 minutes:

Access to social media has empowered people to assert their true identity. Does evidence from your case study suggest that this is the case?

 

Homework 2

Analyse a screenshot from a range of media demonstrating your chose group’s identity. Make detailed annotations and analysis of media language and try and link the key themes.

 

Homework 3

Create a 5 minute DVD commentary of a key scene of a piece of media that shows your chosen groups representation.

Pick a scene and analyse it in detail, creating a commentary voice over to go with the scene.

Spring Term

 

 

Homework 1

Do you believe that the media shapes audiences identities? Explain why or why not you believe this with evidence in any way you prefer.

 

Homework 2

Do you believe the internet has been positive or negative for humanity? Create a table demonstrating for and against this.

 

Homework 3

Create a collage showing how personal identity is explored in the media.

 

Homework 1

Create a mind map to explore the following: ‘’To argue that audiences have their identities shaped by the media they consume is simply to insult them. People are much smarter than that.’’ Does your case study indicate that people are ‘much smarter than that’?

 

Homework 2

Create a mind map to explore the following: ‘’We stand for a single internet where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas.’’ Hillary Clinton, former United States Secretary of State, January 2010. Does your case study suggest that new and digital media have made a positive contribution to humanity?

 

Homework 3

Create a mind map to explore: In what ways are issues of personal identity presented in the media?

 

 

Homework 1

Prepare a presentation on how to answer the following question: ‘’To argue that audiences have their identities shaped by the media they consume is simply to insult them. People are much smarter than that.’’ Does your case study indicate that people are ‘much smarter than that’?

 

Homework 2

Prepare a poster demonstrating how to answer the following question: ‘’We stand for a single internet where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas.’’ Hillary Clinton, former United States Secretary of State, January 2010. Does your case study suggest that new and digital media have made a positive contribution to humanity?

 

Homework 3

Create a leaflet explaining the following, you may include images to support your ideas.

In what ways are issues of personal identity presented in the media?

 

 

Homework 1

Answer the following question in timed conditions: ‘’To argue that audiences have their identities shaped by the media they consume is simply to insult them. People are much smarter than that.’’ Does your case study indicate that people are ‘much smarter than that’?

 

Homework 2

Answer the following question in timed conditions: ‘’We stand for a single internet where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas.’’ Hillary Clinton, former United States Secretary of State, January 2010. Does your case study suggest that new and digital media have made a positive contribution to humanity?

 

Homework 3

Answer the following question in timed conditions: In what ways are issues of personal identity presented in the media?

 

DSummer Term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AS Level Film Studies

 

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Autumn Term

 

 

Homework 1

Complete a review of a film of your own choice.

Homework 2

Complete the first draft of your micro essay.

 

Homework 3

Create a basic pitch of ideas for your own film sequence to meet the demands of the coursework task.

Homework 1

Complete a review of a film of your own choice.

Compare it to the film ‘Jaws’.

 

Homework 2

Complete the first draft of your micro essay. Supply visual information to support your analysis

 

Homework 3

Create a detailed pitch of ideas for your own film sequence to meet the demands of the coursework task. Outline the synopsis of the whole film

Homework 1

Complete a review of a film of your own choice.

Compare the film chosen to ‘Jaws’, use some existing review information as part of your cross referencing.

 

Homework 2

Complete the first draft of your micro essay. Ensure your focus on micro features has supported critical responses from internet research.

 

Homework 3

Create a detailed pitch of ideas for your own film sequence to meet the demands of the coursework task. Supply a synopsis and character profiles.

Homework 1

Complete a review of a film of your own choice. Use sat least 2 different existing reviews as information to cross refer your own views.

 

Homework 2

Complete the first draft of your micro essay. Ensure your essay has clear recognition of a critical voice that shows engagement with research and reviews of the chosen film.

 

Homework 3

Create a detailed pitch of ideas for your own film sequence to meet the demands of the coursework task. Supply a synopsis and character profiles plus develop a shooting script of ideas for the opening shots.

Christmas Term

 

 

Homework 1

Complete at least 3 slides for a presentation on the subject of the importance of genre and stars. Refer to at least 2 films.

 

 

Homework 2

Complete notes to help your study of the exam area ‘Living With Crime’ by recognising some key British films of the last 20 years that have used crime as the main theme.

 

 

Homework 3

Complete a basic description of the work produced so far in relation to your practical project.

Homework 1

Complete at least 5 slides for a presentation on the subject of The American film industry - specifically contemporary Hollywood, including its impact on UK audiences (you may want to look at Oscar nominations) Refer to at least 3 films.

Homework 2

Complete notes to help your study of the exam area ‘Living With Crime’ by recognising some key British films of the last 20 years that have used crime as the main theme. Outline the crimes committed in the films and establish a hierarchy of seriousness.

 

 

Homework 3

Complete a basic description of the work produced so far in relation to your practical project, supply a schedule for filming and any preparatory work. 

Homework 1

Complete at least 5 slides for a presentation on the subject of The interrelationship between Producers and Audiences (the changing nature of production, independent film, crowd funding etc) Refer to at least 3 films and/or film related products.

Homework 2

Complete notes to help your study of the exam area ‘Living With Crime’ by recognising some key British films of the last 20 years that have used crime as the main theme. Draw up character profiles of at least 2 key characters showing their involvement in the crimes.

 

 

Homework 3

Complete a detailed description of the work produced so far in relation to your practical project, supply a schedule for filming and any preparatory work. Story boarding work or shooting script

Homework 1

Complete at least 5 slides for a presentation on the subject of The consumption of film, including cinema-going and the importance of home cinema and the internet, together with the significance of digital technologies in delivering different kinds of film experience. (You may want to focus on streaming services, ‘piracy’/torrent sites, subscription services etc.)

Ensure you are using reference to external web content and give a value for the effect of each platform on different audiences.

 

Homework 2

Complete notes to help your study of the exam area ‘Living With Crime’ by recognising some key British films of the last 20 years that have used crime as the main theme. Draw up character profiles and complete an analytical assessment of the importance of the crimes committed by at least 4 characters in relation to the storyline arcs.

 

Homework 3

Complete a detailed description of the work produced so far in relation to your practical project, supply a schedule for filming and any preparatory work. Storyboarding or shooting script plus a detailed schedule of filming with locations and prop/costume requirements.

Winter Term

 

 

Homework 1

Complete research notes in relation to the two films to be studied this term ‘The Shining’ and ‘Night of the Hunter’

 

Homework 2

Revise for a mock exam covering all three areas of study.

Homework 3

Write a progress report on the practical work you have produced so far.

Homework 1

Complete research notes in relation to the two films to be studied this term ‘The Shining’ and ‘Night of the Hunter’. Look at the contexts of their production in relation to significant historical events of The Great Depression and the Vietnam war.

 

Homework 2

Revise for a mock exam covering all three areas of study.

 

Homework 3

Write a progress report on the practical work you have produced so far. Describe at least 3 of the most successful shot sequences

Homework 1

Complete detailed research notes in relation to the two films to be studied this term ‘The Shining’ and ‘Night of the Hunter’. Look at the contexts of their production in relation to significant historical events of The Great Depression and the Vietnam war. Assess the economic factors affecting America and how the two films compared to other films produced in their respective years (1980 and 1956)

 

Homework 2

Revise for a mock exam covering all three areas of study.

 

Homework 3

Write a descriptive evaluation on the practical work you have produced so far. Outline the strengths and weaknesses of your work as recognised by yourself and others in the class.

Homework 1

Complete research notes in relation to the two films to be studied this term ‘The Shining’ and ‘Night of the Hunter’. Look at the contexts of their production in relation to significant historical events of The Great Depression and the Vietnam war. Assess the economic political or social factors affecting America and how the two films compared to other films produced in their respective years (1980 and 1956).

 

Homework 2

Revise for a mock exam covering all three areas of study.

 

Homework 3

Write a detailed evaluation on the practical work you have produced so far. Outline the strengths and weaknesses of your work as recognised by yourself and others in the class. Assess the key features of the work that need addressing immediately.

Spring Term

 

 

Homework 1

Complete a first draft of the practical project.

Homework 2

Redraft all written aspects of coursework to ensure that all spelling and major expression areas have been corrected

Homework 3

Revision for exam – re-watch study films and revise notes.

 

Homework 1

Complete a first draft of the practical project. Ensure there are at least 15 different shots used with a focus on soundtrack.

 

Homework 2

Redraft all written aspects of coursework to ensure that any areas of analysis that have not used full textual referencing have been corrected.

Homework 3

Revision for exam – re-watch study films, take notes on key sequences at least 3 from each film to be used.

 

Homework 1

Complete a first draft of the practical project.

Ensure there are at least 20 different shots used with focus on soundtrack and editing.

 

Homework 2

Redraft all written aspects of coursework to ensure that analysis is detailed and is using a clear and autonomous voice, with solid textual evidence.

 

Homework 3

Revision for exam – re-watch study films add to notes based on key quotations and key sequences

 

Homework 1

Complete a first draft of the practical project.

Aim for 25 + shots and ensure soundtrack information is supplied and there is clear focus on the editing process of visual and sound track.

 

Homework 2

Redraft all coursework to ensure that key focus on study texts has a clear and developing voice with a developed focus on critical approaches.

Homework 3

Revision for exam – re-watch study films, revise and add to notes by adding critical approaches based on reviews of the films.

 

Summer Term

 

 

Homework 1

Consider an area of research that you would like to complete for your research project.

Homework 2

Prepare a basic presentation for the class on the film that you feel has had the most significant effect on you so far.

 

Homework 1

Consider an area of research that you would like to complete for your research project. Find at least 3 items for inclusion in the catalogue that can be discussed in class with your teacher.

 

Homework 2

Prepare a basic presentation for the class on the film that you feel has had the most significant effect on you so far. Explain in the presentation how it has effected your own film watching habits.

 

 

 

Homework 1

Consider an area of research that you would like to complete for your research project. Write up some basic notes on the items you have selected for your catalogue as part of the research project.

 

Homework 2

Prepare a detailed presentation for the class using extracts from at least 3 sequences,

on the film that you feel has had the most significant effect on you so far in your film studies experience.

 

Homework 1

Consider an area of research that you would like to complete for your research project. Write up detailed notes on the items you have selected for your catalogue as part of the research project. Plan how you will integrate the items selected into your presentation.

 

Homework 2

Prepare a detailed presentation for the class on any films that you feel have had the most significant effect on you so far as a film student. Use cross references to explore at least two different responses to the film discussed.