Unit Introduction GCSE TV cwk unit 1314.docx
Unit 2.3 – Introduction
This pack is broken down into 6 sections: Section 1: Introduction – Guide to course and marking, how to complete and orgainse everything Section 2: A list of the Class and Homework activities you should complete/have completed Section 3: Coursework (The Brief – what you have to do) Section 4: Coursework (Practical Processes – documents you should use) Section 5: Coursework (Individual Writing of the evaluation) Section 6: Self and Peer Evaluation This unit is identified by the exam board as
of your coursework folder:
Practical Production & Evaluation What makes it different to the other units?
1. It is a group production, not individual (maximum groups of 4 chosen by you in conjunction with your teacher) 2. It is worth 30% of your total GCSE (the other 2 coursework units are worth 30% combined together so this is the
most important unit
) 3. The practical component is marked with the writing component which is an EVALUATION (See mark breakdown) 4. It is marked out of 45 5. You will have less time to complete it (see the schedule) 6. You will be working with moving images, as opposed to still images
However, there are many similarities to previous units. They are:
1. You will complete a short period of teaching related to the unit first 2. You will be assessed on the completion of 1 practical production, 1 evaluation and 1 portfolio 3. You will work to a brief 4. You will be given clear guidelines for everything 5. Portfolios will have the same evidence criteria: research, planning, organisation The blog address is: http://everythingmediastudies.blogspot.com
You will be assessed as usual through a positive marking system. In other words, everything you do that contributes positively to the project can gain you marks. If you are absent for any of the work, you need to understand that the group will continue without you. You will not be able to score marks if you are not there to complete the work. This applies to both holidays taken in term time and short term illness. The only concession to this is long term illness/serious personal circumstances: in both cases formal communication with parents is essential before any alternative arrangements can be made. It is essential that you act responsibly towards your group. Group production meetings, on location shooting sessions at the weekends, and editing sessions in the lunch hour and after school are all compulsory
if you are directed to undertake them
, and you will lose marks if you do not attend. If required, these will be explained in a letter home to your parents close to the start of the project and they will sign a form to indicate to us that they understand the level of commitment required and that they will ensure your attendance.