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AQA GCSE Media Studies Paper 1 (8572/1) - 13th May 2024 [Exam Chat]

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Paper 1 (8572/1) - 13th May 2024 [Exam Chat]


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Date/Time: 13 May/ PM
Length: 1h30m

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Original post by Pwca
AQA GCSE Media Studies Paper 1 (8572/1) - 13th May 2024 [Exam Chat]
Welcome to the exam discussion thread for this exam.
Introduce yourself! Let others know what you're aiming for in your exams, what you are struggling with in your revision or anything else.
Wishing you all the best of luck. :yy:
General Information
Date/Time: 13 May/ PM
Length: 1h30m
Good luck!
Click here to find exam discussions for other GCSE subjects

Why were the questions worded like that and the lara croft questions???
me and my friends are arguing about the fact that they put superimposition on the paper when it isn’t even in the subject specific terminology page from the AQA site
I hated that paper. The questions were woreded horrible and superimposed???
Original post by Ghost world 69
Why were the questions worded like that and the lara croft questions???

what on earth was that 20 marker as well
Original post by Ghost world 69
Why were the questions worded like that and the lara croft questions???

awful paper hopefully lower grade boundries
Think our school is writing to AQA to complain!.
Reply 7
This paper was from the deepest darkest depths of hell
Reply 8
No

Kim K
Marcus Rashford
Kim kardashian hollywood
I Daniel Blake
Radio 1
Kiss Fm
Tatler
The Times
Represent
Galaxy
OMO
Arctic monkeys
Black pink

DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG I SPENT REVISING FOR ALL OF THESE TOPICS and only 4 come up, are you actually joking?? Absolute disgrace of a paper, my whole year was in hysterics afterwards
Original post by tulipstar
what on earth was that 20 marker as well

Yeah it didnt even say to refer to kim kardashian, just lara croft i dont know how i managed to squeeze 4 paragraphs out of that
Original post by Ghost world 69
Yeah it didnt even say to refer to kim kardashian, just lara croft i dont know how i managed to squeeze 4 paragraphs out of that

no same, it would have been alright with kk Hollywood as well. I just abt managed 4 awful paragraphs.
Original post by y.ab
No
Kim K
Marcus Rashford
Kim kardashian hollywood
I Daniel Blake
Radio 1
Kiss Fm
Tatler
The Times
Represent
Galaxy
OMO
Arctic monkeys
Black pink
DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG I SPENT REVISING FOR ALL OF THESE TOPICS and only 4 come up, are you actually joking?? Absolute disgrace of a paper, my whole year was in hysterics afterwards
so mad about the adverts not being in it
It was chill tbh. However, the superimposition question caught me off.
Original post by tulipstar
no same, it would have been alright with kk Hollywood as well. I just abt managed 4 awful paragraphs.

I used less than 3/4th of the given space. What did you even write about?
Original post by StudiousSpirit
I used less than 3/4th of the given space. What did you even write about?

I said that some video games care about profit because they have in-app purchases and cost a lot to play. Then I said Lara Croft Go cares more about the accessibility of their game to a wider audience because people can access the games on their mobile and there's no in-app purchases. I also started talking about how they tried to focus on representing Lara Croft to appeal to a female audience and said they cared more about that than profit 😭
Original post by tulipstar
I said that some video games care about profit because they have in-app purchases and cost a lot to play. Then I said Lara Croft Go cares more about the accessibility of their game to a wider audience because people can access the games on their mobile and there's no in-app purchases. I also started talking about how they tried to focus on representing Lara Croft to appeal to a female audience and said they cared more about that than profit 😭

that actually sounds good tbh, i have no clue just worry about how video games include unnecessary violence and sexual content and that they don’t care about how it affects people’s behaviour only the profit that comes from it. And then for lara croft i said they create high male expectations towards females by sexualising Lara Croft within her body and the clothes she wears so that they can bring in more male audiences to gain profit. Didn’t really know what to do about the social and historical context thing but i just wrote about how they try and minimise their Pegi ratings even if it’s content not appropriate for children so they can broaden their audience
What on earth were those 1 markers - those arent even in the spec im p sure ?!?

Also so much on lara croft for some reason, and too much on that double spread , very poorly constructed paper imo

What was the answer to the first 1 marker aswell ??
Reply 17
bro i lit made things up for lara croft. i said they released toys n had convergence but i didnt even know if they did lol. loads of people talked about profit vs building a niche gaming community n i just wrote abt gender what the hell.
Reply 18
Original post by Nickijb73
Think our school is writing to AQA to complain!.

if the complaint goes through what would happen, like what would they change about the marking and grade boundaries?
Original post by omlete
if the complaint goes through what would happen, like what would they change about the marking and grade boundaries?

Not sure school have emailed parents to say they've spoken with some teachers across the country who are also speaking with AQA... Said they will keep us updated.

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