Year 11 — Media Studies

Term 1: Music

Learners will engage with one in-depth study covering magazines. Learners will also engage with music videos and radio. Learners will respond to questions covering the whole of the theoretical framework.

Music video - Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk Beyoncé – If I Were a Boy

Radio - Radio 1, Live Lounge

Music Magazine - MOJO

Revision of Paper 1 - Television and Promoting Media

15 mark questions based on Music video and Radio

Puns

A joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words which sound alike but have different meanings. After hours of waiting for the bowling alley to open, we finally got the ball rolling

Headline

A heading at the top of an article or page in a newspaper or magazine.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Creativity - learners will need to explore social, cultural and historical context

Create a supportive community:

Learners work collaboratively - Teamwork is essential

Term 2: Non Exam Assessment / Music Magazine MOJO

Learners will create media products through applying

knowledge and understanding of media language and

media representations from the theoretical framework

to express and communicate meaning to an intended

audience.

Learners will continue to explore MOJO magazine and apply the theoretical framework to the set text.

Creating media (03/04)

30 marks

Non-exam assessment - course work

30% of GCSE

Coverlines

The articles inside the magazine are stated through cover lines, seen on the cover.

Masthead

The title. Usually in known typography to make the readers become familiar with what magazine they are reading.

Convention

A generally accepted custom or an established rule.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

Term 3: News

Paper 2, Unit B: News

Learners will engage with one in-depth study covering online, social and participatory media. Learners will also engage with newspapers. Learners will respond to questions covering the whole of the theoretical framework and a range of media contexts.

Two contemporary front covers of The Observer

and the front covers of:

The Observer 30 October 1966

The Observer 6 November 1966

The Observer 20 October 1968

One complete contemporary print edition of The

Observer

Masthead

The title. Usually in known typography to make the readers become familiar with what magazine they are reading.

Coverlines

The articles inside the magazine are stated through cover lines, seen on the cover.

Media language

The means by which the media communicates to us and the forms and conventions by which it does so.

Denotation

The literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.

Connotation

An idea or feeling which a word invokes for a person in addition to its literal or primary meaning: the word ‘discipline’ has unhappy connotations of punishment. The word ‘sunshine’ has connotations of holidays and family holidays.

Representation

The description or portrayal of someone or something in a particular way

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

Term 4: Revision

Revision focus on TV Comedy and Audiences and Action Adventure Moving image ahead of the external examination.

Revision

Connotation

An idea or feeling which a word invokes for a person in addition to its literal or primary meaning: the word ‘discipline’ has unhappy connotations of punishment. The word ‘sunshine’ has connotations of holidays and family holidays.

Media language

The means by which the media communicates to us and the forms and conventions by which it does so.

Genre

A category of text, with fixed conventions (e.g. horror).

Camera shots

This is the position of the camera in relation to the protagonist, if the camera is zoomed in or not and what is been shown by the camera.

Context

Time, place or mindset in which we consume media products.

Denotation

The literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests. The dictionary definition.

Representation

The description or portrayal of someone or something in a particular way

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

Term 5: Revision & Exams

Revision + Exams

Exams

Connotation

An idea or feeling which a word invokes for a person in addition to its literal or primary meaning: the word ‘discipline’ has unhappy connotations of punishment. The word ‘sunshine’ has connotations of holidays and family holidays.

Media language

The means by which the media communicates to us and the forms and conventions by which it does so.

Context

Time, place or mindset in which we consume media products.

Denotation

The literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests. The dictionary definition.

Mise-en-scene

Everything in the shot – lighting, colour, setting/location, objects and props, costume, pose, make-up, body language, proxemics.

Representation

The description or portrayal of someone or something in a particular way

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community: