AS and A Level: Media Studies

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    Explore the ways Frayn uses multiple genre in his novel 'Spies'

    5 star(s)

    ***** This is an excellent essay. The candidate sticks to the essay question throughout. Apt quotations have been selected and analysed in a sophisticated manner. …

    • Essay length: 2595 words
    • Submitted: 20/11/2007
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Cath Rowe 05/09/2013
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    Describe the impact of television in the 1950s and early 1960s.

    5 star(s)

    ***** A clear and well written history of the development of British television between the 1950s and 1970s. Many of the debates for and against the benefits of…

    • Essay length: 1478 words
    • Submitted: 12/02/2004
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Nicola Twaites 09/04/2013
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    Theodore Adorno's notions of 'standardisation' and 'pseudo-individualism' might be applied to contemporary pop music - Do you see any problems or shortcomings from this approach?

    5 star(s)

    ***** This is an excellent essay. It is written in an academic register and is thoroughly researched, using a range of apt academic quotations, correctly referenced. The…

    • Essay length: 2565 words
    • Submitted: 22/12/2003
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Cath Rowe 20/08/2013
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    Deconstruction of Legally Blonde

    4 star(s)

    A very good essay, although sometimes the language is a bit too informal and it detracts from the insightful nature of what is being said.

    Current grade: 3.5 stars.…

    • Essay length: 1740 words
    • Submitted: 03/07/2008
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Govinda Dickman 07/08/2013
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    Looking at mise-en-scene, cinematography and sound in the film Leon (Luc Besson) 1994.

    4 star(s)

    I think this is a very strong analysis of the emotional impact of a well directed action sequence, and the author is beginning to use the technical language of film…

    • Essay length: 1082 words
    • Submitted: 13/01/2005
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Govinda Dickman 07/08/2013
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    Discuss techniques used in charity advertising with specific reference to particular examples and case studies.

    4 star(s)

    Overall, this essay offers some perceptive textual analysis. However, the structure requires work - there are too many small paragraphs that are not needed. In addition, the textual…

    • Essay length: 1438 words
    • Submitted: 03/12/2003
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Cath Rowe 16/02/2012
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    British Cinema Vs Hollywood Cinema

    4 star(s)

    **** A lively debate on the differences between British and Hollywood film, and why the latter is deemed more successful than the former. The successes and failures…

    • Essay length: 1497 words
    • Submitted: 06/08/2003
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Nicola Twaites 09/04/2013
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    Anaysis of the first 3 minutes of the horror film "Wrong Turn".

    3 star(s)

    This is a fairly detailed analysis of the micro-elements of the 1st 3 minutes of a film in the horror genre. It is occasionally quite insightful, but on the…

    • Essay length: 1632 words
    • Submitted: 26/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Govinda Dickman 07/08/2013
    • Awarding body: AQA (for A-levels)
  9. Marked by a teacher

    Man on Wire is a documentary based on Philippe Petits emotional and physical journey as a tightrope walker

    3 star(s)

    *** This is a good essay. The candidate has employed some key terms related to the documentary genre and to technical codes and conventions. The essay as a…

    • Essay length: 410 words
    • Submitted: 19/01/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Cath Rowe 05/09/2013
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    Types of documentary

    3 star(s)

    Overall, this essay provides an informative overview of the main different documentary modes. It also offers debate on issues of truth, impartiality and balance affecting the contemporary documentary.

    • Essay length: 1987 words
    • Submitted: 01/12/2010
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Nicky Twaites 01/03/2013

We are continually exposed to information though an ever-increasing range of sources and Media Studies investigates and examines how these sources operate and the impact they can have. The Media Studies student will develop a wide range of practical and analytical skills during the course and will gain a deep understanding of the role the media plays in the 21st century. Photography, video, film, TV, the music industry, advertising, documentary and the games industry may well be covered by the course you follow.

In order to do well in the subject you'll need to develop some practical skills such as video-making but you'll also need to be able to express yourself clearly and concisely in examinations. Marked by Teachers has thousands of essay examples which will really help you gain the understanding you need to succeed in the subject.

Whilst studying Media Studies at this level is great preparation for taking it to a further level it is also a good preparation for a range of other subjectssuch as Sociology, Economics and Business Studies. Media Literacy is an increasingly useful skill to have and highly applicable to a number of modern careers.


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