As Media Studies: The Essential Revision Guide by Peter Wall, Joanne Barker

By Peter Wall, Joanne Barker

AS Media stories: the basic Revision consultant for AQA is the must-have, self-help source for college students getting ready for AQA AS Media experiences checks. person sections disguise the main subject matters, together with media language, viewers, illustration, movie and broadcast fiction, and advertising among many, many extra. Written via skilled academics and examiners, this wonderful revision advisor also provides worthy recommendation and aid, and contains: actions  examination questions  labored examples  suggestion on the way to technique the exam – using the studying time, be aware taking, making plans a solution, ordering your rules and writing your reaction revision information  urged assets. The authors additionally hide very important questions for college kids – together with: why can we have checks? what's AS point? what's AQA Media reports? and the way does the examination approach paintings? – in order that any pupil of media experiences will locate themselves armed and able to take on their path head on.

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Once you feel you have a good grasp of the key concepts, then go into the world of the media and use this toolkit to figure out how texts work. There can be no better preparation for either of the two AS exams. Increasingly the Awarding Bodies and QCA itself are facing up to their responsibilities and providing support for candidates via their website. You can if you wish get in touch with the ‘Exams Doctor’ at QCA if you feel that you are in need of support. org. html and even invites you to e-mail him with any queries you may have.

HELP!!!! Finally learn some terminology. You should have some from the way in which you will want to describe shots and edits in the sequence. Learn some semiotic terms too. Denotation and connotation are a couple to get you started. If all else fails, remember that unless you are a serial screwer-up of exams, there will be another chance in a few months’ time and perhaps you will have sorted yourself out and feel better prepared next time. If you are taking MED2 tomorrow, then you have rather a bigger problem.

There are a number of schools and colleges that offer access to Media Studies sites RESOURCES designed to help their own students taking the AQA specification. As these tend to change, it is not possible to make specific recommendations, but it is worth spending some time seeking them out and checking to see if there is material that can help you. Of course there are a number of established sites that can be particularly helpful, such as the sites of the regulatory bodies that control the media. pcc.

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