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BEING AN EXAMINER
· Good for experience
· There is no special criteria to be met
· Helps generate ideas for teaching
· Can actually teach us things!
· Our marking is checked a minimum of 2 times
· We are graded based on consistency of
marking
· A poor examiner will not be asked to mark
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EXAM MYTHS
· You do not necessarily get penalised for poor
grammar or illegible handwriting
· The examiner is not `out to get you'
· A good examiner will never `speed read'
through your paper
· A good examiner should never mark large
centres (or any centre) inconsistently…read more

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MEST 3: THE BASICS
· The exam equates to 50% of your A2 grade
(25% of your A-Level grade)
· The exam is made up of 80 raw marks:
· Section A = 32 marks (40%)
· Section B = 48 marks (60%)
· You will not get the opportunity to re-take this
exam
· This exam is now rarely taken in January due
to its synoptic nature…read more

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MEST 3: The basics
Section A requires the student to:
`Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of
media concepts, contexts and critical debates'.
Section B requires the student to:
`Apply knowledge and understanding when
analysing media productions and processes to
show how meanings and responses are
created'.…read more

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MEST 3: Previous Unseen Texts
· Previously a single exam known as Med 6 but
premise still the same
· The Sun vs The Mirror (Same day)
· Billy Elliot vs This is England (Trailers)
· Big Brother vs Now Magazine (Jade Goody
race scandal)
· The Simpsons vs GTA San Andreas (Promos)
· Call of Duty vs Battle for Haditha (Trailers)…read more

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