OCR Media Studies for A2

OCR Media Studies for A2

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By (author) Julian McDougall

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  • Format: Mixed media product | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 246mm x 11mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 30 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340958715
  • ISBN 13: 9780340958711
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 4 illustrations, 23 colour photos
  • Sales rank: 553,346

Product description

Written for the latest OCR A2 Media Studies specification by an expert principal examiner, OCR MEDIA STUDIES FOR A2 THIRD EDITION is an invaluable resource, providing your students with extensive material to help them in their A2 exam and advanced portfolio work. Key features include: - in-depth, accessible material supporting the theoretical units to aid understanding of difficult concepts - synoptic links to highlight clearly where developmental work from the AS is required - extensive case studies that offer specific micro examples for students to connect to macro themes - activities that give your students ideas on how to take each theme area further - production tips to help your students to integrate theory and practice - practice tasks to help your students develop the confidence to evaluate their own work - exam-style questions that prepare your students for their exam - a section on study resources to equip your students with all the books, articles and websites they need to take each theme area to another level - a wide-ranging glossary that explains academic terminology and technical jargon. Additional online student resources are provided free, including step-by-step exemplars of tasks to guide students through their portfolio work. For teachers, extensive online teaching materials are available for purchase. Written in a highly accessible style, OCR MEDIA STUDIES FOR A2 THIRD EDITION engages with your students from the very start, helping your students to add real value to their Media Studies.

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Author information

Dr JULIAN McDOUGALL is Reader in Media and Education and Head of Creative Arts at Newman University College, Birmingham. He is the author of a number of bestselling media books, including OCR MEDIA STUDIES FOR AS (Hodder Education, 2008) and THE MEDIA TEACHER'S BOOK SECOND EDITION (Hodder Education, 2010). He is a principal examiner for a leading examinations board.

Table of contents

1 Media Literacy for A2 2.1 Advanced Portfolio: the step up from AS 2.2 Advanced Portfolio: responding to the set brief 3.1 Critical Perspectives: writing about production 3.2 Critical Perspectives: themes 4.1 Media and Collective Identity 4.2 Global Media 4.3 Media in the Online Age 4.4 'We Media' and Democracy 4.5 Contemporary Media Regulation 4.6 Postmodern Media 5 Preparing for a media degree Glossary Study resources Index