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Eduqas A-level Media Studies Component 1 (A680U10-1) - 20th May 2024 [Exam Chat]

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Eduqas A-level Media Studies Component 1 (A680U10-1) - 20th May 2024 [Exam Chat]

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Date/Time: 20 May/ PM
Length: 2h 15m

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predictions for what will be on the exam?
Original post by citutfrf
predictions for what will be on the exam?
Almost definitely Tide (hasn't been asked yet) and probably film as that last came up in 2020. For least likely I'd guess newspapers as they've come up pretty much every year except 2023 and SuperHuman (a/v advert).
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Original post by thefigtree
Almost definitely Tide (hasn't been asked yet) and probably film as that last came up in 2020. For least likely I'd guess newspapers as they've come up pretty much every year except 2023 and SuperHuman (a/v advert).

why not superhuman? would of thought it would as its the first year its been introduced. also any thoughts about music videos formation and riptide have both previously come up so i wouldnt expect it as they cant really repeat questions
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Charity adverts have come up a lot before, but you're right about it being newly introduced so could happen.

I think there's a possibility of Black Panther coming up as well since that is a fairly new text, whereas I, Daniel Blake has come up a few times over the last few years. KOTV might also be one to look out for, not sure about radio since George the Poet is also a new text but Late Night Woman's hour was a question last year. Assassin's Creed was included in 3 questions last year so hopefully won't come up too much this year.

Definitely think Tide is coming up and let's pray it does.
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Original post by emilymonk
Charity adverts have come up a lot before, but you're right about it being newly introduced so could happen.
I think there's a possibility of Black Panther coming up as well since that is a fairly new text, whereas I, Daniel Blake has come up a few times over the last few years. KOTV might also be one to look out for, not sure about radio since George the Poet is also a new text but Late Night Woman's hour was a question last year. Assassin's Creed was included in 3 questions last year so hopefully won't come up too much this year.
Definitely think Tide is coming up and let's pray it does.

Would Tide be section A and B? as in both representation and audience
My media teacher says that they can ask a question on media language for one of the texts we study, however the exam board says its always unseen. Should I bother with ML for the set texts or only focus on representation (Section A)?
Original post by louissssss
Would Tide be section A and B? as in both representation and audience

Yes it can come up in either. The main areas of focus are media representation, language, audience and contexts but not industry. I still think it's likely to come up as an audience q tho :smile:
Original post by louissssss
My media teacher says that they can ask a question on media language for one of the texts we study, however the exam board says its always unseen. Should I bother with ML for the set texts or only focus on representation (Section A)?

Focus on media language as well because it can be used for representation e.g: in Tide, the clothing illustrates typical fashion choices of 1960s women (connotations etc), representing them in a very conventional way.
Original post by citutfrf
predictions for what will be on the exam?

black panther for industry ? my teacher also said about Tide most definitely coming up and for unseen newspapers? what do you guys think
Original post by Mlemmou26
black panther for industry ? my teacher also said about Tide most definitely coming up and for unseen newspapers? what do you guys think

Unseen newspapers was ML question Nov 2020 so hopefully not 😬
As for industry Black Panther and HYHGP haven't come up and Marketing, Revenue and Theory questions haven't come up yet so prioritise them
Tide hasn't come up for both Audience or Representation so very very likely
Original post by louissssss
Unseen newspapers was ML question Nov 2020 so hopefully not 😬
As for industry Black Panther and HYHGP haven't come up and Marketing, Revenue and Theory questions haven't come up yet so prioritise them
Tide hasn't come up for both Audience or Representation so very very likely

what about woman's hour radio podast, superhuman for advert but wateraid ( i know we dont study it anymore ) came up in nearly every year so hopefully they wont this year. Also BP is more likely than IDB isnt it
Original post by Mlemmou26
what about woman's hour radio podast, superhuman for advert but wateraid ( i know we dont study it anymore ) came up in nearly every year so hopefully they wont this year. Also BP is more likely than IDB isnt it

Yes Black Panther is probably more likely
Does anyone know how the questions for the bought editions of The Times and The Mirror will work, as well as the ones for the online editions?
Original post by emilymonk
Does anyone know how the questions for the bought editions of The Times and The Mirror will work, as well as the ones for the online editions?

for section b?
Original post by citutfrf
predictions for what will be on the exam?

any chances superhuman advert comin up?
Original post by emelianiloufar
for section b?

Yeah - we learnt about them last year, but I can't remember what questions will come up about them. You have to refer to bought editions in questions when they ask, but I'm not sure about the online editions.
Original post by emilymonk
Yeah - we learnt about them last year, but I can't remember what questions will come up about them. You have to refer to bought editions in questions when they ask, but I'm not sure about the online editions.

i think the question will just ask a generic q about how something is portrayed in the the editions we each study - like how are social and cultural contexts influenced in the set edition of the daily mirror for example but it'll always be based on audiences and industry. the online ones just want you to give a few examples from the websites n stuff
does anyone know what came up last year for comp 1??

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