Monday, 9 April 2012

Past AS Exam Qs

All the past questions are written in below
Remember, its a 2 hour exam: 1st 30 mins view Tv Drama clip 4 times in 30mins then 45mins for essay on 4 technical areas (sound, editing, camera work, mise-en-scene) + 1 area of representation (from gender, age, sexuality, ethnicity, social class and status, regional identity, physical (dis)ability); 45mins for British Cinema essay (the section is headed Institutions and Audiences).

There is only one question to answer. It will NOT mention film, as the question is intended for all Media students regardless of which industry option they have studied.
Here's how it appears, followed by a full list of past questions:

Answer the question below, making detailed reference to examples from your case study material to support points made in your answer.
Discuss the issues raised by an institution’s need to target specific audiences within a media industry which you have studied.
You must choose to focus on one of the following media areas. You may make reference to other media in your answer.
•           Film
•           Music
•           [etc – 6 media are listed]
2008 SAMPLE PAPER: Discuss the issues raised by an institution’s need to target specific audiences within a media industry which you have studied.

JAN 2009: Discuss the ways in which media products are produced and distributed to audiences, within a media area which you have studied. 

TV DRAMA: AGE: Monarch of the Glen.


JUNE 2009: How important is technological convergence for institutions and audiences within a media area which you have studied? 

TV DRAMA: GENDER: Dr Who.

JAN 2010: “Global institutions dominate media production. These institutions sell their products and services to national audiences.” To what extent do you agree with this statement? 

TV DRAMA: ETHNICITY: Hotel Babylon.

JUNE 2010: What significance does the continuing development of digital media technology have for media institutions and audiences? 

TV DRAMA: GENDER: Primeval.

JAN 2011: Discuss the issues raised by media ownership in the production and exchange of media texts in your chosen area. 

TV DRAMA: GENDER: Hustle.


JUNE 2011: “Successful media products depend as much upon marketing and distribution to a specific audience as they do upon good production practices.” To what extent would you agree with this statement, within the media area you have studied? 
TV DRAMA: CLASS + STATUS: Merlin.


JAN 2012: To what extent does digital distribution affect the marketing and consumption of media products in the media are you have studied?
TV DRAMA: SEXUALITY: Fingersmith.


JUNE 2012: “Cross-media convergence and synergy are vital processes in the successful marketing of media products to audiences.To what extent do you agree with this statement in relation to your chosen media area?
TV DRAMA: DIS/ABILITY: Coming Down From the Mountain.

JAN 2013: What impact does media ownership have upon the range of products available to audiences in the media area you have studied?
TV DRAMA: AGE: E.R. (S14 E2)

JUNE 2013: Evaluate the role of digital technologies in the marketing and consumption of products in the media area you have studied.
TV DRAMA: REGIONAL IDENTITY: Doc Martin (S? E?)

JUNE 2014: ?
TV DRAMA: ?: ? (S? E?)

ALWAYS ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SOURCES - 
The following comes from the excellent CHS Media blog: http://mediachs.edublogs.org/film-industry/as-exam-past-papers-answers/

AS EXAM PAST PAPERS + ANSWERS

Past Exam Extracts

June 2012 Coming Down The Mountain – Disability
Full Marks answer from CHS student
Jan 09 Monarch of the Glen – Age

June 09 Doctor Who – Gender
OCR Doctor Who Question
OCR DOctor Who – Mark Scheme
OCR Doctor Who – Examiner’s Report
OCR Doctor Who – Exemplar Analysis
Two essays by CHS students:  MB – Doctor Who & SB Doctor Who
OCR Doctor Who – High Level Response
OCR Doctor Who – Sound Editing Exemplar
OCR Doctor Who – Low Level Response
OCR Doctor Who – Low Level Response 2
G322 PAST PAPERS – IN A SINGLE DOCUMENT (for printing)
Here’s the mark scheme for 2011. It’s basically the same each year.
 G322 Section A – TV Drama Section B – Film Industry Sample Answers


Answer the question below, making detailed reference to examples from your case study material to support the points made by your answer.
Specimen Gender (The Chase) Discuss the issues raised by an institution’s need to target specific audiences within a media industry which you have studied.-          institution….Companies – WTF, Warp-          media industry…..film industryIn what ways is it  important for WTF/Warp to identify and target specific audiences? 
Jan 2009 Age (Monarch of the Glen) Discuss the ways in which media products are produced, and distributed to audiences, within a media area, which you have studied.-          media products…..films-          media area….the film industry-          Very similar to ‘How a film goes from concept to consumption’ essay….would have to include detailed references to WTF and Warp. Jan 09 Grade BAJan 09 Grade: AB (for some reason these two links don’t work; the rest of this page seems to be OK)
June 2009 Gender (Doctor Who) How important is technological convergence for institutions and audiences within a media area which you have studied? AS MB 09 A Grade: ABAS SB 09 A Grade AAJune 2009. Grade AA3 Dr Who responses, Grade A,A,CFilm Industry Grade A Exam Board Advice Dr Who
Jan 2010 Ethnicity (Hotel Babylon) “Media  production is dominated by global institutions, which sell their products and services to national audiences.” To what extent do you agree with this statement? 

[interpreted: In what ways do global institutions (like the Big 6) dominate the film industry?To what extent is the film industry basically about  selling a global product to different national audiences?]

June 2010 Gender (Primeval) What significance does the continuing development of digital media technology have for media institutions and audiences? 

[interpreted: What difference is digital technology making to the film industry (and WT and Warp in particular) and what is the impact of digital technology  on  film audiences?]
AS 10 WT Grade: AAAS CS 10 A Grade: AA47 marks – section b film Grade: BU75 marks – section b film Grade BB80 marks – section b magazines Grade AX 97 marks – section b music Grade: AX
98 marks – section b radio Grade: AX
Jan 2011 Gender (Hustle) Discuss the issues raised by media ownership in the production and exchange of media texts in your chosen area.  
June 2011 Class & Status (Merlin) “Successful media products depend as much upon marketing and distribution to a specific audience as they do upon good production practices.” To what extent would you agree with this statement, within the media area you have studied?  As 11 B AB GradeBAAS 11 B MM Grade: BAAS 11 A LK Grade: AACandidate A Music Industry Grade AX Candidate B Magazine Industry Grade AX
Candidate C Film Industry Grade AA
Jan 2012  Sexuality (Fingersmith) To what extent does digital distribution affect the marketing and consumption of media products in the media are you have studied?
 An X-grade  indicates that the Section B response is not on the film industry and therefore not really worth looking at.

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