Exam Answers

EXAM DATES

  • Paper 1 (Media Texts and Contexts)
    • May 2021 (2 Hours)
  • Paper 2 (Critical Perspective)
    • June 2021 (2 Hours)

WHAT’S IN EACH PAPER?

Paper 1

  1. Media Texts (25 marks)
    • TV Drama
  2. Media Contexts (25 marks)
    • The Music Industry

Paper 2

  1. Media Debates (30 Marks)
    1. Postmodern Media
    2. Media & Power
  2. Media Ecology (30 Marks)

PAST PAPERS

Below are links to past exam papers for the two Media Studies exams!

Paper 1 – Key Media Concepts

Paper 2 – Critical Perspectives in Media

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

All Media Studies essays are marked using the following:

GRADED ANSWERS FOR PAPER 1

Textual Analysis (TV Drama)

Fargo (Grade A/A*)

Hustle (Grade B)

Merlin (Grade D/C)

Audience and Institutions (The Music Industry)

Cross Media Convergence & Synergy (Grade A)

Digital Technology (Grade B)

Ownership (Grade D)

GRADED ANSWERS FOR PAPER 2

Postmodern Media

Define Postmodern Media (Grade A)

Definitions of Postmodernism (Grade B)

What is Postmodernism (Grade D)

What is Postmodernism (Grade E)