A2 Media Studies


The following are some of the key pieces of information that you need to know about the ADVANCED practical:

  1. You MUST produce ONE MAIN TASK (Usually FILMED) and TWO ANCILLARY TASKS (Usually PRINT and/or WEB BASED)

  2. The MAIN TASK is worth 40 marks out of 100 and the TWO ANCILLARY TASKS are worth 10 EACH (20 out of 100)

  3. There are a list of BRIEFS that you MUST choose from.

  1. You can work in groups of up to FOUR but, for groups this size, you MUST clearly demonstrate that you have made a contribution to the project

  2. The teacher will let you know the deadline although this is usually by the time that school breaks for Christmas

  3. All of the RESEARCH and PLANNING that you will produce in the lead up to the creation of the project will need to be placed on your own individual Blog

  4. The Blog is marked out of 20 for the research and planning. You will also include an EVALUATION on your blog that is also marked out of 20. Therefore, the completed blog will be marked out of 40 (40 out of 100)

G324 Advanced Production

G324 Advanced Production - Your Blog

The purpose of the Blog is:

  1. To demonstrate all of the research and planning that you have produced in the build up to your MAIN production piece AND your ANCILLARY TASKS

  2. To include an EVALUATION in which you answer 4 QUESTIONS

Here are two examples of very good year 13 Blogs:

Jade Bryant - Music Video Bloghttp://54543candidate3044.blogspot.com/
Jake Sloane Blog - Advertisement Bloghttp://candidate545435234.blogspot.com/

What should you include on your Blog?

1. History and Development

2. Textual Analysis for your MAIN TEXT 2._A2_Textual_Analysis_for_your_MAIN_TEXT.html

3. Textual Analysis for your ANCILLARY TASKS

4. Audience Targeting4._A2_Audience_Targeting_2.html
5. Audience Research5._Audience_Research.html
6. Regulation Research6._A2_Regulation_Research.html
7. Institutional ResearchInstitutional_worksheet.html
Research your production
Plan your production
10. Permissions for Filming / Photography and Music10._A2_Permissions_for_Filming___Photography_and_Music_2.html
11. Storyboards and/or Shot Lists 11._A2_Storyboards_and_or_Shot_Lists.html
16. Actors / Models ProfilesA2_Actors___Models_Profiles_2.html
13. Draft Pages for MAIN TASK and ANCILLARY TASKS (Print only)13._A2_Draft_Pages_for_Print_Work.html
17. Settings Board17._Settings_Board_2.html

14. Product Design Work (For Advertising Brief)

19. Props / Costume BoardsA2_Props___Costume_Boards_2.html
20. Test Footage for Filmed AND PRINT Tasks20._A2_Test_Footage_for_Film_AND_Print.html

21. Evidence of Manipulation of Images

Rate your production

22. Audience Feedback

23. Professional Audience Feedback

15. Analysis of Lyrics (For Music Videos)

8. Case Studies

9. Theoretical Research9._A2_Theoretical_Research.html
CLICK Here for examiners briefsA2_Examiners_Briefs.html
CLICK HERE for examples of ANCILLARY tasksA2_Ancillary_Task_Examples.html
12. Scripts (Film Task only) 12._A2_Scripts_%28Film_Task_only%29.html
Self Evaluate your production
24. Answer FOUR Questions set by the Examiner23._A2_FOUR_Evaluation_Questions.html
Beth Neave - 
Music Video Bloghttp://54543tavistock6175.blogspot.co.uk/
Yas Rich - 
Short Film Bloghttp://54543tavistock6198.blogspot.co.uk/
18. Location Recce and Risk Assessment13._A2_Location_Recce_and_Risk_Assessment_sheet_2.html
22. Shooting Schedule18._A2_Shooting_Schedule_2.html