To find example answers click on this link and scroll down to 'Support Materials' where you can find examples. Remember A2 paper is called 'Critical Perspectives in Media' or G325.
On that same page is a tab for past papers, mark schemes and reports if you wanted to see the mark scheme, example questions and examiner reports.
Remember for Section 1A:
You are comparing your skills from AS to A2 in a particular section (usually the exam question is one of the following five OR it could be a combination of two):
- Conventions of Real Media Texts
- Digital Technology
- Research & Planning
- Post Production
This question requires NO THEORY but you MUST be SPECIFIC in your examples and discuss the EFFECT of the progression from AS to A2
Example (for digital technology question):
Within my AS production, I began my cinematography skills using a DSLR camera via my preliminary task whereby I had to test multiple different shots. This was the first time that I had used a camera and I found that my shots were slightly shaky and I had limited knowledge of a variety of shots. Nonetheless, this task enabled me to use shots such as a low angle shot within my AS when Tom is shouting at Jane which makes him look powerful to show the audience he was the villainous character. For A2 my skills progressed further as not only did I use further variety of shots (I used a dutch tilt for the first time to show disorientation of Ben's character when he was falling to the ground) but I managed to do this with smooth movements. I did this using a dolly to create smooth tracking shots, for example during the dutch tilt I tracked into Ben's character as he was falling to create the effect that the character's mind set is unstable. By being mindful of using smooth movements I felt that my production looked more professional than my AS cinematography and I conveyed the characters emotional state better than what I had done in my AS.
Conventions of Real Media Texts
Research & Planning