Wednesday, 7 May 2014

TV Drama Revision Pack

Very useful and comprehensive revision pack for TV drama!

Revision Booklet

Tuesday, 6 May 2014



Many of the extracts can be watched here: OCR Exam extracts playlist or in this post.

January 2009 paper
TV Drama: Age (see exemplar below - ADDED: Embedded video at the bottom)
Industry: Discuss the ways in which media products are produced and distributed to audiences within a media area you have studied.

June 2009 paper
TV drama: Gender
Industry: How important is technological convergence for institutions and audiences within a media area which you have studied?

January 2010 paper
TV Drama: Ethnicity (exemplar answer here - 39/50)
Industry: "Media production is dominated by global institutions and services which sell their products and services to national audiences." To what extent do you agree with this statement?

June 2010 paper
TV Drama: Gender (see video at the bottom of this post - Primeval. I also gave you 2 exemplars on this one)
Industry: What significance does the continuing development of digital media technology have for media institutions and audiences?

January 2011 paper
TV Drama: Gender again - Extract from Hustle.
Industry: Discuss the issues raised by media ownership in the production and exchange of media texts in your chosen media area.

June 2011 paper (see two high level 4 responses below + examiner's comments)
TV Drama: Class and status - Merlin extract
Industry: “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?

January 2012 paper
TV Drama: Sexuality - Fingersmith extract
Industry: To what extent does digital distribution affect the marketing and consumption of media products in the media area you have studied?

June 2012 paper
TV drama: ability/disability
Industry: “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?

January 2013 paper
TV Drama: Age - Extract from ER
Industry: What impact does media ownership have upon the range of products available to audiences in the media area you have studied?

Candidates' reponses - Age (Monarch of the Glen) January 2010 (Find examiner's comments right at the end of each document)
Candidate A:
TV Drama: High Level 3
Script January 09 Age Level 3 4
Candidate B:
TV Drama: low level 4
Film Industry: High level 3
Script Jan 09 4 and 3
Candidate C: That's what an E looks like (levels 1/2) Read carefully to avoid the vague comments made by this candidate. I read a lot of this in some of your practice tasks...
Examiner's Report on G322 TV Drama Unit (January 2010)

Primeval - exam text June 2010

More candidates' scripts including an A grade in this earlier post:

Strong answer for June 2011 paper:

Another strong response to the June 11 paper - high level 4 for both TV Drama and Film Industry

Friday, 2 May 2014

Useful reading

Please check out the links below for useful articles pertaining to your module.