PQD Key Aspects

Here’s the PQD document we’re currently using in class for revision (PDF). I’ll post a more detailed explanation/application for the exam process for you after we’ve been through it on Wednesday. In the meantime, if you recall how I was pulling apart/teasing out the Broken Hill bar (Shirley) scene, you should consider doing something similar with other important scenes in the film.

Suggestions include:

  • Coober Pedy The drinking club (Adam after taking drugs)
  • The First People (Aborigines) camp
  • Kings Canyon
  • The charades ‘picnic’
  • Opening AND closing sequences
  • Broken Hill (Shirley)
  • Desert opera (Lyrics and explanation of relevance of the aria here Sempre Libera – for info, we only hear the first verse sung by Violetta)

There are, of course plenty of others you could look at. 🙂

Finally, there’s a really useful little synopsis and overview (short, but nothing wrong with that) that hints at the depth of the film. You can find it here: Curator’s Notes.

Almost forgot… click the pic for the full slides for Priscilla.

Click the sun for the notes…


I’ve been busy with these for you… they are mostly broken down to point you at the correct part of the course/notes and also to point you at what you could say for the tasks.

In no particular order… (Click the link to download. All files are PDFs)

SQA Revision Multiple Egs

Media Revision Notes

2017 – PQD Overview

I will be running a study support/exam prep session tomorrow from 9 -> 1 or 2 depending on demand/need. I’m planning to tackle Q1 periods 1&2, and Q2 (Role of Media) periods 3&4. I’ll also be running a similar session Tuesday periods 3&4 and lunchtime. Basically, if you have questions, come in and ask! 😉

QUIZLET Available

I’ve managed to get Quizlet up and running. At the moment, there are only a few bits and pieces available, and almost no pictures, but I’ll add to it as we go… and feel free to give me suggestions!

Click to join Quizlet Study Aids

There are 3 short ‘sets’ available on Narrative Structure, Seven Plots and Importance of Audience. There’s also a massive set with the complete glossary from the back of your course book turned into flashcards that you can study and quiz yourself on. It’s ridiculously big… honestly… like “pure mad mental” big… but still worth working on! I will sort out a few smaller sub-sets based on it for you very shortly (as in, when I can work out how to create sub-sets), but I think you should still make a start ‘playing with it…

As a bonus, Quizlet have a free iOS and Android App so you can study as you go…