By Pete Wall, Joanna Barker
A2 Media experiences: the fundamental Revision advisor for AQA is the must-have, self-help source for college students getting ready for AQA A2 Media experiences assessments. person sections hide the next key examination subject matters: texts and contexts within the media (MED4) the construction and manufacture of stories representations style media audiences comparative serious research (MED6) texts making connections wider contexts theoretical views. Written through skilled lecturers and examiners, A2 Media experiences: the basic Revision consultant for AQA offers beneficial suggestion and aid, and contains actions, examination questions, labored examples, revision information and advised assets. With one of these source, A-level scholars of media experiences can't get it wrong.
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You also need to ﬁnd out a method of revising that makes optimum use of your precious time. Again this means getting organised. It is quite a salutary experience to make an analysis of how you spend your time over a period of a week, broken down in terms of the 168 available hours. A fairly rough breakdown will do. It can be realised in terms of activities like: ■ ■ ■ Sleeping Working (as in paid employment) Study (in and out of class) ■ ■ Leisure activities Travelling First, you need to think what has worked best so far.
In the chapters on MED4 and MED6 we have a detailed look at how you should go about preparing for these exams. You may ﬁnd it a useful thought to consider now what kind of organisational strategies you are going to adopt for your revision plan. Let’s try to get you started. The MED4 exam requires you to answer two questions from a total of four possible sections. Unless you are a super conscientious student you will have prepared just two topics for this paper. e. 30 hours each. Of course you may feel that one topic needs more attention than the other.
You might like to check out the analysis of a news bulletin in A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction (page 179) if you are uncertain how to get started. Question (b), the alternative question, makes rather different demands. You should notice immediately that the focus of this question is news values and news sources. If you feel conﬁdent that you have a good grasp of these two core concepts within this topic, then this is the question for you. Note that the question asks you to consider which factors.