For Your Consideration…

I’ll just leave this reminder here for you from the SQA Mark Scheme for the 2015 Higher Media paper. It may help you focus on headings to think about… 😉

Candidates are expected to:

Question 1 

a)

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of language technical codes and/or cultural codes and/or anchorage as appropriate to the referenced content
  • give specific and valid exemplification of the referenced language concepts from at least one example of media content
  • make points which analyse the relationship between the language concepts and meaning

b)

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of categories and/or narrative and/or representation as appropriate to the referenced content
  • give specific and valid exemplification of the selected key aspect concept(s) from at least one example of media content
  • make points which analyse the relationship between the selected concepts and meaning

If categories is chosen, relevant concepts include: purpose, genre, tone and style.
If narrative is chosen, relevant concepts include: structures, codes and conventions.
If representation is chosen, relevant concepts include: representations, selection and portrayal, ideological discourses.

c)

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of target audience and mode of address and/or preferred reading and/or differential decoding, as appropriate to the referenced content
  • give specific and valid exemplification of the referenced audience concepts from at least one example of media content
  • make points which analyse the relationship between audience response and how key aspects are used

Question 2

Candidates must discuss the role of media referenced in the question. They are expected to:

  • make points that communicate ideas and information on the role of media. These points can include relevant issues, facts, perspectives or theoriesany valid point should be accepted if it is relevant to the question
  • make points of discussion which debate two sides of an argument, offer critical comment or develop a line of argument/opinion
  • draw at least one conclusion which provides a judgment in relation to terms of the question, connected to the evidence presented, and provide reasons

I’ll be about tomorrow if you want to look in when you’d normally have media. 🙂

Study Support: Monday

I’m available Monday Periods 1-3, and can stay on until about 5:30 after school if anyone wants to do some last minute cramming.

If you’re coming in at 3:40 – 5:30, can you please let me know by lunchtime so I can sort out my transport for getting home!

I’ll also be online tomorrow night if needed.

The Doc Is In…

Hi class.

chickendoctorI’ve just logged in and started writing some revision posts for you. If you want to come in tomorrow (Monday), I’m available Periods 1 – 3. I’ll also stay on after school till about 5:30 if you wish… but LET ME KNOW BY LUNCHTIME tomorrow if you are coming in at 3:40.

If you have any immediate questions then LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST. I’ll be watching it as I type up the promised notes.

Similarly, if you need any of the previous handouts, ask! I’ll reply with direct links.

Lastly, I’m about to post a worked answer Q2. It’ll be password protected. Usual Password! 🙂

Later…

Study Support / Exam Prep

Hi folks…

You can have my undivided attention from 9am – 1:30 pm (ish) tomorrow. I’m planning to go through Question 2 first, followed by a recap for Question 1. Please email me at the school if you are coming in (nwwinton at pkc dot gov dot uk) so I know who to expect.

I’ll make all the notes available on the site tomorrow evening (it’ll be later rather than earlier as I have a meeting after school that will make me late to get home).

I strongly recommend you watch Panorama in advance of tomorrow/the weekend/the exam as it is, to all intents and purposes, the ‘textbook’ for Q2.

It would also be a great idea to have viewed Priscilla as well.

Finally, can you remember the three roles of the media the SQA mention?

See those that can make it tomorrow. 🙂

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