GCSE Media Studies. We are learning to: understand what media studies is and a brief history of how it has changed. Expectations. Always enter the room in an orderly manner and start the lesson by copying the D.T.L. (date , title, learning intentions)
We are learning to:
understand what media studies is and a brief history of how it has changed.
“A ‘medium’ is a method of communication. It is something that is in the middle.”
What different kinds of media can you think of?
There are many different forms of communication that we study for Media Studies.
We can put them into three main areas:
Categorise all the media you know into the three sections. Copy the following mind map to help you …
Media Studies is……
Tone of voice
Signs, Codes, Symbols
Colours can be observed in different ways by different audiences.
Match the colour with its associated meanings – record your answers in your exercise books.
red pink brownorangeyellow greenbluepurple white black
power light royalty calmness nature warmth sunshine
death goodness masculinity freshness happiness evil
purity luxury cleanliness energy warmth passion
mystery desire innocence ambition healing tropics
war danger femininity
There are two main subject specific skills you will need to develop over the next two years:
You will also need to learn lots of subject-specific vocabulary to get higher grades and use these in your analyses and evaluations!
Your end of course portfolio should contain your three coursework pieces. TWO of these are completed in Year 10 and the other piece is completed during Year 11.Overall, your controlled assessment is worth 60% of your final grade.
You have 3 minutes. Put these media forms in order of when you believe they were invented:
Newspapers + Magazines
Digital Communication (mobile phones, digital TV)
Take 10-15 minutes at the end of every day to note down what media you have consumed and for how long.
You could include:
- watching television (what you watch, how long for)
- reading newspapers/magazines (which publications, what were the articles about?)
- playing computer games (which games, how long for)
- listening to MP3 Player/Radio stations (what you listened to, how long for)
- using the internet (sites visited, time spent per day)
Also, try to record any time you spent discussing media texts with friends and family!