GCSE Media Studies WJEC exam board

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Assessment
obj
ect
ives
AO1:
R ecal
l,
sel
ect
and
commu ni
cat
e your
knowl
edge
and
under
standi
ng
of
medi
a pr
oduct
s and
cont
ext
s i
n
whi
ch t
hey are
produced
and
consumed.
AO2:
Anal
yse
and
respond
to
medi
a t
ext
s/t
opi
cs
usi
ng
key
concept
s and
appr
opr
iat
e t
echnol
ogy.
AO3:
Demonst
rat
e r
esear
ch,
pl
anni
ng
out
and
present
ati
onal
ski
l
ls.
Key
w or
ds
Media key term Definition Used in where?
Alignment The positioning of features. Magazi
ne and
websi
te
Audience expectations Particular elements that the audience expect to Magazi
ne
see whether it is subconsciously or consciously.
Banner advertisements Marketing messages that appear at the side of Websi
te
the website that are usually hyperlinked to the
advertiser's website.
Blog Short for `web log', this term refers to a list of Websi
te
journal entries posted on a web page
Byline A line giving the name of the writer of a media text Magazi
ne
Censorship When things are taken out of media texts Magazi
ne and
because they may cause offence. websi
te
Close up A shot where small objects fill the screen or Magazi
ne and
camera is close to subject. websi
te
Colour scheme The colours chosen for a website which often Websi
te
reflects the artist's genre, star image and
iconography
Connotation A suggested or hinted meaning. Magazi
ne and
websi
te
Conventions Features of a genre Magazi
ne and
websi
te
Convergence The way in which technologies and institutions Thr
oughout
me di
a
come together in order to create something new.
Copyright The legal ownership of creative and intellectual We bsi
te
property
Cover mount Something stuck to the front of the magazine. Magazi
ne
E.g. a free CD
Denotation What can be clearly seen or heard. Magazi
ne and
websi
te
Desaturated When the image features dull or muted colours Ma gazi
ne and
websi
te
Distribution The way that media texts reach consumers. Magazi
ne
Domain name The name that identifies the website Websi
te
Enigma A question that is not immediately answered and We bsi
te
thus draws an audience into a text
Fanzine A magazine created by fans for fans Magazi
ne
Footer navigation The line of text that links at the bottom of the Websi
te
page that usually contains terms and conditions,
site map and contact details
Genre A category or type Magazi
ne and
websi
te
t
h
Bet
hany
C unni
ngham
Medi
a St
udi
es
exam
Exam:
14 June
1

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Gesture codes The way that people are standing or positioned to Magazi
ne
show meaning.
Guestbook A section on a website where guests can leave a Websi
te
comment.
Home page The front page of the website Websi
te
House style A presentational and layout style specific to a Magazi
ne
particular publication and consistent in every
issue.…read more

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Serif fonts A typeface that has small projecting features at Magazi
ne
the end of the strokes that makes up letters and
symbols.
Signify To show something. Magazi
ne and
websi
te
Social networking site links Links within a website to Facebook, MySpace or We bsi
te
a Twitter `live feed'.
Soft focus When the image is softened Magazi
ne and
websi
te
Stereotype A typical or obvious representation. Magazi
ne and
websi
te
Subgenre A more specific category or type.…read more

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Suggest
ed
w ebsi
tes
for
f
urt
her
r
eadi
ng
o ht
tp:
//
www.mediawe bsour
ce.com (Sect
ion A)
o ht
tp:
//
www.bpi
.co.
u k
(
S ect
ion
A )
o ht
tp:
//
www.mediaknow al
l.
com (Secti
on A and
se ct
ion
B )
o ht
tp:
//
www.musicweek.com (Secti
on A)
o ht
tp:
//
www.cul
tur
e .
gov.…read more

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You get
1 ma r
k f
or i
de nti
fying t
he
sp eci
fi
c f
uncti
o n
for
e ach .
In the case of
J an uary 201 2
it
was
camera shots
so i
t
w i
ll
po ssibl
y be: camera shots
(very unlikely but not out of the question),
l
ight
ing,
col
our
or symb ol
ic
cod es.
Use the Dyer's star theory.
2.…read more

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The
tar
get
demogr
aphi
c can
af
fi
li
ate
themselves
w i
th
the
mo st
desi
red
memb er
.
CO MMO D I
TY O ne
D i
rect
ion
is
used
in
order
to
ma rket
pr
oducts
such as
P okémon f
or
a more male
sel
ected r
ange i
n order
t
o sel
l
thei
r
product
s as
w el
l
as t
heir
music.…read more

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O pposi
ti
onal
r
eadi
ng
­ vi
ewer
r
eject
s t
he
text
s pr
efer
red
readi
ng
Uses
and
grat
if
icat
ions
theor
y:
The
theor
y t
hat
audiences
use
media
text
s i
n or
der
t
o f
ulf
il
pl
easur
es
and
basi
c needs
(expl
ains
the
reasons
why
consume r
s c
h oose
a t
ext
)
such
as:
Esc
a pi
sm
Sur
veil
lanceto gai
n an
under
standi…read more

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T hi
s coul
d
also
connot
e that
i
f
it
wa s
a
per
son/people t
hen they
are
possi
bly
not
reveali
ng
all
and
t
here
is
a
sense of
my st
ery.…read more

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Pink Thi
s i
s oft
en associat
ed
w i
th
you ng
gir
ls
a nd so
pr
ob abl
y i
f
u sed t
h i
s i
ndicat
e s
that
the
target
demo gr
ap hi
c i
s very
youn g
and
probably
fema l
e. Or
t
his
could al
so be used f
or t
he art
ist
i
n order
to
co nnot
e
i
nnocen ce
an d
bea ut
y.…read more

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A imed
at
a teenage gi
rl
s audience ­
they have
mo re
disposable
income
Kerrang
h ave
a niche
au di
ence and so
they have
a
U SP (
u ni
que sell
i
n g
point)
,
theref
ore a
mu ch
more l
oyal
aud i
ence.…read more

Comments

Georgina Bene

really helpfull, thanks

Bethany Cunningham

Thanks very much Georgina-good luck for your exam! 

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