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OCR A LEVEL MEDIA STUDIES 2 YEAR (LINEAR)

Week Coursework x 2 Lessons Coursework HW Theory x 2 Lessons Theory HW


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Introductions + get to know activities. Collect transition tasks Show example question formats Download key course
& make available on Learnzone documents from
Log ins, Learnzone, software, emails… Email Alan link to your Learnzone
website
Course overview – structure &
expectations
Industries 1 - History of media –
Set up Weebly website: create a timeline. Load onto weebly
site.
1: MEDIA MESSAGES
Industries 2 - changes from
2: EVOLVING MEDIA traditional (offline) media formats to
online. Create power point – upload
3: COURSEWORK to weebly.

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Introduction to print media: Photoshop skills: Industries 1 - History of media –
creating a timeline
Music & fashion magazines – conventions of Image correction, layers, text
layout, images & text. tool, exporting as jpeg. Industries 2 - Introduction to
industries and changes from
Camera needed or hi res traditional (offline) to online
smart phone.

Take a mid-shot front cover


image for your own fashion or
music magazine.

Improve in Photoshop & export


as jpeg –
3
Photoshop & InDesign Upload final
Introduction to print media: skills: What is an audience? magazine cover
design to Weebly &
Music & fashion magazines – conventions of Special effects, cropping, text Focus on demographics and annotate with
layout, images & text. layers – export to InDesign for audience types. conventions + codes
columns, drop caps, shape
tools, export as print ready Audience effects, active/passive
PDF, etc. audiences and hypodermic syringe
model

Research a music or fashion


magazine of your choice.

Identify target audience


(demographic)

Download a front cover, contents &


centre spread page - label
conventions& upload to your weebly
page

Media specific language of print (e.g.


layout, typography, fonts, colour, use
of images)

Media specific language of print


e.g. layout, typography, fonts,
colour, use of images, syntax,
hyperbole, mode of address…
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Introduction to moving images Premiere video editing: Research a TV drama of your choice.

TV Drama + Film – micro-elements Set up project, import Identify target audience


footage, edit on timeline (demographic)
Camera shots (cut , arrange), export.
Editing Embed a trailer for your chosen show
Sound on your weebly site – discuss
Mise en scene Choose a genre: locations, settings, characters,
costume, makeup, lighting, sound,
Genre / format Horror camerawork, editing
Action
Target audience? Communicating Drama
emotion, ideas, subtext. Comedy

Film a short trailer


sequence for an imaginary
TV drama in your chosen
genre.

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Introduction to moving images Premiere video editing: Embed a trailer for your chosen
show on your weebly site –
TV Drama + Film – micro-elements Transitions, colour discuss locations, settings,
correction, titles & credits characters, costume, makeup,
Camera shots lighting, sound, camerawork,
Editing Film a short trailer editing
Sound sequence for an imaginary
Mise en scene TV drama in your chosen
genre.
Genre / format

Target audience? Communicating


emotion, ideas, subtext.

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Introduction to moving images Premiere video editing: locations, settings, characters, Upload your final TV
costume, makeup, lighting, Drama trailer to
TV Drama + Film – micro-elements Sound effects, export sound, camerawork, editing Weebly & explain
options conventions + codes
Camera shots used, micro elements,
Editing Film a short trailer etc.
Sound sequence for an imaginary
Mise en scene TV drama in your chosen Evaluation and
genre. reflection on
Genre / format
induction: short
Target audience? Communicating writing piece
emotion, ideas, sub-text. evaluating their
learning to date

7 HALF TERM
8 Feedback to students on print & film work Work on improvements and
completed in term 1a completing any missing tasks
for induction print + video
projects.

9 Magazines (print) The Big issue Create your own front cover for Study the required product and look
the Big Issue tackling at the media specific language of
important youth issues - moving image and print and the
images, text & layout are cross-over nature of online.
critical
Consider the social, cultural,
economic, political and historical
context of the Big issue.

10 Magazines (print) The Big Issue Create your own front cover for Study the required product and look Upload your Big Issue
the Big Issue tackling at the media specific language of cover to weebly and
important youth issues – moving image and print and the evaluate
images, text & layout are cross-over nature of online.
critical
Consider the social, cultural,
economic, political and historical
context of the Big issue.

11 Music videos (moving image): Create a 1 minute section Study the required product and look
of a music video for your at the media specific language of
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson, 1982) favourite current song. moving image and print and the
Explain genre, target cross-over nature of online.
Million Reasons (Lady Gaga, 2016) audience & justify
techniques used Consider the social, cultural,
economic, political and historical
context of music videos – TV, MTV,
satellite TV, online…

12 Music videos (moving image): Create a 1 minute section Study the required product and look Upload your music
of a music video for your at the media specific language of video to weebly and
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson, 1982) favourite current song. moving image and print and the evaluate
Explain genre, target cross-over nature of online.
Million Reasons (Lady Gaga, 2016) audience & justify
techniques used Consider the social, cultural,
economic, political and historical
context of music videos – TV, MTV,
satellite TV, online…

13 Advertising and marketing (print/online) Watch The Jungle Book Study the required product and look
(2016) at the media specific language of
The Jungle Book (2016) moving image and print and the
UK film posters - print cross-over nature of online.
UK teaser trailer - online
Consider the social, cultural,
economic, political and historical
context of The Jungle Book (2016)

14 Advertising and marketing (print/online) Watch The Jungle Book Study the required product and look Evaluation and
(2016) at the media specific language of reflection on 2nd term:
The Jungle Book (2016) moving image and print and the 1000 words
UK film posters - print cross-over nature of online. evaluating their
UK teaser trailer - online learning to date
Consider the social, cultural,
economic, political and historical
context of The Jungle Book (2016)

15 XMAS HOLIDAY
16 XMAS HOLIDAY
17 Radio: One complete episode of the BBC Adobe Audition – recording Study the required product and look Make sure 1000 word
Radio One Breakfast Show audio, importing audio, effects, at the media specific language of evaluations are
mastering, multi-tracking and moving image and print and the uploaded to Weebly
exporting. cross-over nature of online. site
Plan & produce your own 5 Consider the social, cultural,
minute radio show – using economic, political and historical
music, interviews, vox pops context of breakfast & pop radio
idents and news headlines broadcasting
18 Radio: One complete episode of the BBC Adobe Audition – recording Study the required product and look Upload your
Radio One Breakfast Show audio, importing audio, effects, at the media specific language of completed radio show
mastering, multi-tracking and moving image and print and the to weebly + evaluate
exporting. cross-over nature of online. conventions, target
audience, etc.
Plan & produce your own 5 Consider the social, cultural,
minute radio show – using economic, political and historical
music, interviews, vox pops context of breakfast & pop radio
idents and news headlines broadcasting
19 Online gaming: Minecraft FLIP LEARNING: Play
Minecraft at home & use Study the required product and look
screen grab software to at the media specific language of
capture elements of the game. moving image and print and the
Edit this video in college with cross-over nature of online.
Premiere and add voice over +
text to explain how audiences Consider the social, cultural,
interact with the game and economic, political and historical
how the online community has context of online gaming.
developed.
20 Online gaming: Minecraft FLIP LEARNING: Play
Minecraft at home & use Study the required product and look Upload your
screen grab software to at the media specific language of completed Minecraft
capture elements of the game. moving image and print and the video + evaluate
Edit this video in college with cross-over nature of online. conventions, target
Premiere and add voice over + audience, future
text to explain how audiences Consider the social, cultural, predictions, etc.
interact with the game and economic, political and historical
how the online community has context of online gaming
developed.
21 MOCK EXAM: SECTION A : MEDIA EXAM PREP + REVISION 1 HOUR PAPER: SECTION A We will only sit 50% /
MESSAGES ALL WEEK QUESTION half of the Section A
paper so it can be
completed during 1
lesson – questions to
be chosen / decided
nearer the time and
after CPD with the
exam board.
22 HALF TERM
23 Online / News in-depth study
Analysis of newspaper headlines Create a Power Point
Contextualise and solidify understanding of over the ages – Victorian, the Titanic, presentation of
broadsheet and tabloid codes and WW1, WW2, Cold War, 1960s, JFK, headlines over the
conventions Vietnam, Space Race, 1970s 3 day ages – annotate &
week, Punk, 1980s, AIDS, Thatcher, identify codes /
Focus on media language and Miners Strikes, Raves, 1990s, conventions
representation – how has media language Laddism, 2000’s, Terrorism, 9/11,
been used to construct representations both Mobile technology & the internet,
offline and online? Gloibal recession, Obama, Trump,
Corbyn, etc… Upload to weebly
How do different newspapers construct
different representations, viewpoints and H/W over this term
express different values from each other? students will need to
buy one copy of each
paper per week for
analysis.
24 Why are offline news producers moving Students to create historical case
online? studies for the following newspaper: Upload presentation
on The Telegraph to
How are they differentiating their offline and The Telegraph weebly site
online products?
Must include audience / readership,
How are online news producers using social institution / ownership, agenda +
and participatory media (twitter, Facebook political leanings, print + online
and Instagram feeds) to enhance their core presence.
offline and online web content?

How do they encourage participation and/or


drive the news agenda?

25 Why are offline news producers moving


online?
Students to create historical case Upload presentation
How are they differentiating their offline and studies for the following newspaper: on The Mirror to
online products? weebly site
The Mirror
How are online news producers using social
and participatory media (twitter, Facebook Must include audience / readership,
and Instagram feeds) to enhance their core institution / ownership, agenda +
offline and online web content? political leanings, print + online
presence.
How do they encourage participation and/or
drive the news agenda?

26 Applying theory to representation in


The Mirror & The Telegraph Students to produce a written Upload theoretical
presentation with screenshots of analysis to weebly
Consider the ideas and arguments presented online & print editions of the two
by the set theorists listed for media language newspapers to support their
and representation – how do they relate to arguments.
these two newspapers? Similarities &
differences…

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Best-selling editions of The Mirror & The Create a poster in Photoshop Upload cover story
Telegraph since 2010? & InDesign that explains the posters to weebly
cover story, the audience
Why did they sell so well? response and a theoretical
analysis of the techniques
How does this help you to identify the target being used to present it.
audience?

28 EASTER HOLIDAY
29 how do media industries
Institutions & Ownership: influence news producers
in each media form (e.g. in
Trinity Mirror – The Mirror terms of ownership,
funding, processes of
Telegraph Media Group / Barclay Brothers – production and distribution
The Telegraph
and exchange, regulation
etc.)?

30 what is the relationship


between media producers,
the media product and
audiences (e.g. in terms of
how and why media
producers target and
reach audiences, the
influence of technology,
interaction and how
audiences interpret and
consume media and the
context of why certain
news producers target
certain audiences and
have a political leaning).

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Bias in the press: create a print headline / Write a newspaper headline
cover story expose on how stories are
pitched to fit their
organisations agenda &/or
reach out to their target
audience.

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Bias in the press: create a print headline / Write a newspaper headline Upload final
cover story expose on how stories are newspaper cover
pitched to fit their story / headline to
organisations agenda &/or weebly.
reach out to their target
audience.
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Bias online: create a streaming news video
Produce a video news item
that further exposes how
stories are pitched to fit their
organisations agenda &/or
reach out to their target
audience.

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Bias online: create a streaming news video Produce a video news item Embed final online
that further exposes how video feature into
stories are pitched to fit their weebly.
organisations agenda &/or
reach out to their target
audience.

35 HALF TERM
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YR1 Final Production Project Student led with teachers
(preliminary production task) supporting:

Developing independent research, planning


and production skills – students can choose Research, plan and create a
from either: small scale preliminary task for
students in a chosen media
music video/online, television/online, form – possibly a draft version
print/online or radio/online NEA briefs. of one of the AS briefs to
develop their production skills.

37 YR1 Final Project Teachers support students Research + Planning


(preliminary production task) with skills workshops +
tutorials depending on needs:

Hardware – cameras, audio


recording techniques

Software – Adobe CS tutorials


& one to ones (Photoshop,
InDesign, Audition, Premiere,
After Effects…)
38 YR1 Final Project Teachers support students Planning + Production
(preliminary production task) with skills workshops +
tutorials depending on needs:

Hardware – cameras, audio


recording techniques

Software – Adobe CS tutorials


& one to ones (Photoshop,
InDesign, Audition, Premiere,
After Effects…)
39 YR1 Final Project Teachers support students Production – 1st draft
(preliminary production task) with skills workshops +
tutorials depending on needs: Peer & teacher feedback

Hardware – cameras, audio Improvements


recording techniques

Software – Adobe CS tutorials


& one to ones (Photoshop,
InDesign, Audition, Premiere,
After Effects…)
40 YR1 Final Project Teachers support students Upload YR1 Final
(preliminary production task) with skills workshops + Final submission project to weebly
tutorials depending on needs:

Hardware – cameras, audio


recording techniques

Software – Adobe CS tutorials


& one to ones (Photoshop,
InDesign, Audition, Premiere,
After Effects…)
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A LEVEL MEDIA STUDIES: Film lecture room:
STUDENT AWARDS (agreed with Andrea)
BEST MUSIC VIDEO Invite Principle, Tristan, Sarah,
BEST TV SHOW Mayor, local press and
BEST RADIO SHOW marketing department.
BEST MAGAZINE
BEST NEWSPAPER Show work & highlights from A
BEST WEBSITE level media trips.
STUDENT(S) MAKING MOST PROGRESS
Photo opportunity, give out
certificates & prizes.
42 SUMMER HOLS