Preparing for Controlled Assessment

Assignment 1a and 1b

Aim of class
• To introduce the first controlled assessment • To look at the assessment criteria • To discuss the rules of controlled assessment in media

Learning Objective
• To understand what to expected during controlled assessment • To become familiar with the marking criteria and assessment objectives for Assignment 1a and 1b

Starter
• Read the text and highlight the key words

Assessment Objectives
• AO2 - analyse and respond to media texts using key media concepts and terminology • AO3 - demonstrate research, landing and presentation skills • AO4 - construct and evaluate your own media products using creative and technical skills

Assignment 1a
• Analyse two magazine front covers • Use media terminology • Explore how each cover attracts a specific target audience • Discuss how people, places or events are represented • 500 words

Rules for controlled assessment
• How does it work? • First draft • Final draft • Deadlines

Task 1
• Using the marking criteria and assess the example analysis • WWW and ebi

Terminology
• Key terminology for analysis of magazine front covers • http://media.edusites.co.uk/article/studyingmagazines-at-gcse/

Analyse
• Using the terminology sheet • Identify as many features as you can in a minute

Analyse 2
• Who or what is represented? • How are they represented? • Why are they represented this way?

Analyse 3
• What is the target audience of the magazine? • What evidence do you have for this?

Plenary
• How clear are you on the scale of 1 to 5 about what you have to do for assignment 1a? • Put a tick on the board

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