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AQA Media - Television Game Shows

Discussion in 'Media studies' started by pgiffney, May 17, 2016.

  1. pgiffney

    pgiffney New commenter

    Starting planning for next year and getting quite daunted by this topic for next year's exams - yes, referencing to codes and conventions, and then discussion re institution - but REPRESENTATION? How to get any aspects of this in the exam? - thoughts??

    With ZigZag not releasing material until September - I don't want to be chasing my own tail - has anyone got any ideas as to how they are teaching this next year please??
    Bar an essay type q. on the c&c of game shows, and perhaps a storyboard for a trailer for a new one, really no ideas as to what can be taught...
     
  2. Mr_X

    Mr_X New commenter

    Here's our starter(s) for ten...
     

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  3. pgiffney

    pgiffney New commenter

    WOw- thank you!
     
  4. kim_stockwell

    kim_stockwell New commenter

    Thank you for this!
     
  5. Lyns

    Lyns New commenter

    Thanks!
     
  6. joshfriday2002

    joshfriday2002 New commenter

  7. wiemaranerlover

    wiemaranerlover New commenter

    Fantastic starter for 10! Thank you.
     
  8. Hellsbells86

    Hellsbells86 New commenter

    This is fantastic, thank you so much for the resources!
     
  9. jsheady

    jsheady New commenter

    Amazing! Thanks.
     
  10. joppon9

    joppon9 New commenter

    For representation, I'd definitely start with gender. Game show hosts on the whole tend to be male, with females taking on the assistant role. You could discuss this in relation to game shows such as Countdown. However, you could look at and discuss the fact that while the female assistant Rachel Riley is stereotypically attractive; she's also smart and intelligent and called upon to solve difficult maths puzzles; likewise with linguist Susie Dent. For age you could link to audience and different types of games shows, so game shows that require intelligence and solving puzzles tend to have older, 'wiser' hosts and contestants, while game shows based on popular culture/ trivia like '8 Out of Ten Cats' have younger hosts/ panels - again this can be linked to the channels that they're on, scheduling etc.

    Someone's also poster a full scheme which looks good.
     
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  11. sarah3008

    sarah3008 New commenter

    Thank you so much for the resources, these are great!
     
  12. emilylime

    emilylime New commenter

    I would also discuss how they like to stereotype contestants and why they do this eg creating relationships with different audience members. You can also discuss dress code, non verbal communication etc. I will compare the rep of Ann Robinson/ Jeremy Paxman as the "villain" to someone like Ben shepherd on tipping point or Bradley Walsh as the "supportive friend".
     
  13. wieldy

    wieldy New commenter

    Cheers dude.
     
  14. abaine2

    abaine2 New commenter

    Here's a mock paper I adapted from someone else's.
     

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  15. lapso77

    lapso77 New commenter

    Thank you abaine2. That looks excellent
     
  16. hosyin

    hosyin New commenter

    Thank you so much!
     
  17. GraceeeeM

    GraceeeeM New commenter

    These are amazing - thank you!
     
  18. RedShark

    RedShark New commenter

    Awesome!!!!
     
  19. emilylime

    emilylime New commenter

    Hi all, I have created a mark scheme which I use to share with students for this exam paper - thought it might be of use to others too. I highlight where they have and haven't hit criteria and it helps students to focus on how they will improve for the next exam.
     

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  20. Katieeferg

    Katieeferg New commenter

    Hi all,
    I made a brief that could go with the mock exam earlier on this thread. I wanted my students to practice working from a brief before their mock.
     

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