Mest 2: Practical Producttion
Here is the guidance from AQA for the whole practical production
Begin collating ideas and evidence for your evaluation nowbelow is the guidance from the exam board.The Evaluation 1500 words The function of the Evaluation is to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the Productions in relation to the media concepts and the media context in which candidates were working. They should take care not to slip into simply describing the processes they went through in the creation of their Productions or finding excuses for why their Productions are not as good as they might have been. These are the sorts of questions that they should be looking to answer in their Evaluation:
What were the target audiences and what effects did the candidate hope to have on them?
What genre(s) was the candidate working in and how would this be apparent to their audience?
How do the Productions communicate meaning to their audiences through the various aspects of media language that have been employed?
How were the narratives constructed and what part did they play in the creation of the meaning/experience of the pieces.
What kind of values and ideologies did the Productions promote or attack?How were these apparent in the texts?
What issues of representation do the Productions raise?
In addition there should be some, relatively short, consideration throughout the piece of how the three different media platforms facilitate communication and audiences’ different relationships with them.
Candidates should try to use the vocabulary of Media Studies throughout their Evaluation, e.g. writing about the ‘signification process’rather than the ‘creation of meaning.’
Candidates should also be encouraged to stick to the word limit, as, unless they do, it is unlikely that they will be able to hit the top band escriptor which calls for cogency.