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Section A- Question 1(A)

January 2010- Describe how you developed research and planning skills for
media production and evaluate how these skills contributed to creative decision
making. Refer to a range of examples in you answer to show how these skills
developed over time.

June 2010- Describe the ways in which your production work was informed by
research into real media texts and how your ability to use such research for
production developed over time.

January 2011- Describe how you developed your skills in the use of digital
technology for media production and evaluate how these skills contributed to
your creative decision making. Refer to a range of examples in you answer to
show how these skills developed over time.

June 2011- Explain how far your understanding of the conventions of existing
media influenced the way you created your own media products. Refer to a range
of examples in your answer to show how this understanding developed over
time.

January 2012- Describe how your analysis of the conventions of real media texts
informed your own creative media practice. Refer to a range of examples in your
answer to show how these skills developed over time.

June 2012- Describe a range of creative decisions that you made in post-
production and how these decisions made a difference to the final outcomes.
Refer to a range of examples in your answer to show how these skills developed
over time.

January 2013- Explain how your research and planning skills developed over
time and contributed to your media production outcomes. Refer to a range of
examples in your answer.

June 2013- Explain how your skills in the creative use of digital technology
developed over time. Refer to a range of examples from your media productions
in your answers.

June 2014- Describe the most important post-production decisions you made for
your different media productions and explain why these decisions were
significant. Refer to a range of examples in your answer to show how these skills
in post-production developed over time.

June 2015- Explain the most significant ways in which your media productions
were informed by your understanding of the conventions of real media texts.
Refer to a range of examples in your answer to demonstrate how this
understanding developed over time.
June 2016- Explain the importance of research and planning to your media
production outcomes and how your skills in this area developed over time. Refer
to a range of examples from your media production process in your answers.
Section A- Question 1(B)

January 2010- Analyse media representation in one of your coursework


productions.

June 2010- Analyse one of your coursework productions in relation to genre.

January 2011- Apply theories of narrative to one of your coursework


productions.

June 2011- Apply one of your coursework productions in relation to the concept
of audience.

January 2012- Analyse media representation in one of your coursework


productions.

June 2012- Explain how meaning is constructed by the use of media language in
one of your coursework productions.

January 2013- Analyse one of your coursework productions in relation to the


concept of narrative.

June 2013- Apply the concept of representation to one of your coursework


productions.

June 2014- Apply the concept of genre to one of your coursework productions.

June 2015- Apply the concept of narrative to one of your coursework


productions.

June 2016- Analyse the ways in which one of your coursework productions
communicates meaning to the audience through media language.
Section B- Collective Identity

January 2010
 Analyse the ways in which the media represent one group of people that you
have studied.
 “The media do not construct collective identity, they merely reflect it”.
Discuss.

June 2010-
 With reference to any one group of people that you have studied, discuss how
their identity has been ‘mediated’.
 “Media representations are complex, not simple and straightforward”. How
far do you agree with this statement in relation to the collective group that
you have studied?

January 2011-
 Analyse the ways in which the media represent groups of people.
 What is collective identity and how is it mediated?

June 2011-
 Discuss how one or more groups of people are represented through the
media.
 Explain the role played by the media in the construction of collective identity.

January 2012-
 How do media representations influence collective identity? You may refer to
one group of people or more in your answer.
 Discuss the different ways in which groups of people are represented by
media. You may refer to one group of people or more in your answer.

June 2012-.
 Analyse the ways in which at least one group of people is ‘mediated’.
 Discuss the social implications of media in relation to collective identity. You
may refer to one group of people or more in your answer.

January 2013-
 Analyse the impact of media representation on the collective identity of one or
more groups of people.
 Compare the different ways in which one or more groups of people are
represented by media.

June 2013-
 Explain what is meant by ‘collective identity’ and the role of media in its
construction.
 “Media representations are just reflections of reality, not constructions or
distortions”. Discuss with reference to one or more group(s) of people.
June 2014-
 Media and collective identity: how does one affect the other?
 “Media simply represent collective identity, they don’t create it”. How far do
you agree with this statement? Make reference to one or more group(s) of
people in your answer.

June 2015-
 Analyse the ways in which media representations today construct collective
identity, with reference to one or more group(s) of people you have studied.
 “The media do not construct reality; they merely offer a window on the
world”. Discuss this statement with reference to the representation of
collective identities.

June 2016-
 How is the identity of one or more group(s) of people affected by media
representations?
 How diverse are the contemporary media representations of one or more
group(s) of people you have studied?