Welcome, pop pickers! 40% of your overall mark in GCSE Media Studies is determined by the exam. In June 2011, you will sit a 2 and a quarter hours long exam in which you will answer five questions. The first four questions (Section A) will be on MUSIC VIDEOS and the final question (Section B) on MUSIC FAN SITES.
First, check out the kind of questions you will be answering and exemplary responses by going to the January Exam Paper for 2011.
Section A will begin with a textual analysis task. The first part of the exam involves a video clip or two including a music video. Question 1 will ask you to textually analyse the video. Questions 2 and 3 will test you on 2 of the 3 key concepts, which make up this GCSE course. This will be on representation, narrative or genre. Question 4 is based on media organisations and in particular, the idea of media convergence. Question 5 is a practical task in which essentially, you will be asked to design a music related website.
Q1- NARRATIVE, INTERTEXTUALITY & MISE EN SCENE ANALYSIS
Q4- MEDIA CONVERGENCE
MUSIC FAN SITES
Q5 MAKING A WEBSITE
YEAR 10 MOCK EXAM FEEDBACK & TIPS FOR THE EXAM
GLOSSARY OF TERMS (MUSIC INDUSTRY SPECIFIC)
MUSIC VIDEO SPECIAL EFFECTS
JUNE 2011- EXAM RSS FEEDS
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