The Music Industry


Jimmy Savile

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.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Q1- NARRATIVE, INTERTEXTUALITY & MISE EN SCENE ANALYSIS

Q2- GENRE

Q3- REPRESENTATION

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)

KEY THEORIES

KEY DEBATES

MUSIC VIDEO SPECIAL EFFECTS

JUNE 2011- EXAM RSS FEEDS


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