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Friday, 3 June 2016

Past A2 OCR + CIE Exam Questions compiled

THIS POST COMPILES BOTH OCR AND CIE EXAM QUESTIONS

CIE PAPERS, QUESTIONS














OCR PAPERS, QUESTIONS
For examples of A-grade exam essays, click here.
IN THIS POST:
  1. An example of the exam paper
  2. All the past Media reg exam Qs compiled
  3. All the past 1a/1b Qs compiled (+ link to A-grade essays)

OCR paper G325, June 2014
A reminder of how the paper looks [click to enlarge] - it continues on to a 4th page. You answer both Section A Qs (30 mins, 25% each) and ONE of the two questions from the appropriate Section B category [Media Regulation] (1 hour, 50%)
The Section B questions follow; scroll further down to see the past Product Evaluation Qs too

JAN 2010
How effectively can contemporary media be regulated?
How far do changes to the regulation of media reflect broader social changes?

JUNE 2010
To what extent is contemporary media regulation more or less effective than in previous times?
Discuss the need for media regulation.


JAN 2011
Evaluate the arguments for and against stronger regulation of the media.
To what extent can media be regulated in the digital age?

JUNE 2011
To what extent are contemporary media regulated adequately?
Why is the regulation of media so complex?

JAN 2012
How effectively can contemporary media be regulated?
How far do changes to the regulation of media reflect broader social changes?

JUNE 2012
“We need stricter media regulation.” Discuss.
To what extent is it becoming more difficult to regulate media, and why?

JUNE 2013
“Some media regulatory practices are more effective than others.” Discuss.
How far do you accept the view that there is no need for media regulation to be any stricter now than in the past?

JUNE 2014
“We get the media we deserve.” Discuss this statement and its implications for media regulation.
How well does contemporary media regulation protect the public?

JUNE 2015
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PRODUCT EVALUATION QUESTIONS

You can find examples of A grade 1a/1b essays here.

JAN 2010: R+P/CREATIVITY---REP'N
1A: Describe how you developed research and planning skills for media production and evaluate how these skills contributed to creative decision making. Refer to a range of examples in your answer to show how these skills developed over time.
1B: Analyse media representation in one of your coursework productions.

JUNE 2010: R+P (+ USE OF CONVENTIONS/CREATIVITY)---GENRE
1A: Describe the ways in which your production work was informed by research into real media texts and how your ability to use such research for production developed over time.
1B: Analyse one of your coursework productions in relation to genre.

JAN 2011: DIGITAL TECH/CREATIVITY---NARR
1A: Describe how you developed your skills in the use of digital technology for media production and evaluate how these skills contributed to your creative decision making. Refer to a range of examples in your answer to show how these skills developed over time.
1B: Apply theories of narrative to one of your coursework productions.

JUNE 2011: USE OF CONVENTIONS (/CREATIVITY)/R+P---AUD
1A: Explain how far your understanding of the conventions of existing media influenced the way you created your own media products. Refer to a range of examples in your answer to show how these skills developed over time.
1B: Analyse one of your coursework productions in relation to the concept of audience.

JAN 2012: USE OF CONVENTIONS/CREATIVITY---REP'N
1A: Describe how your analysis of the conventions of real media texts informed your own creative media practice. Refer to a range of examples in your answer to show how these skills developed over time.
1B: Analyse media representation in one of your coursework productions.

JUNE 2012: CREATIVITY/POST-PRODUCTION---M.LANG
1A: Describe a range of creative decisions that you made in post-production and how these
decisions made a difference to the final outcomes. Refer to a range of examples in your
answer to show how these skills developed over time.
1B: Explain how meaning is constructed by the use of media language in one of your coursework
productions.

JUNE 2013: CREATIVITY/DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY---REP'N
1A: Explain how your skills in the creative use of digital technology developed over time. Refer to a range of examples from your media productions in your answer.
1B: Apply the concept of representation to one of your coursework productions.

JUNE 2014: POST-PRODUCTION---GENRE
1A:  Describe the most important post-production decisions you made for your different media
productions and explain why these decisions were significant. Refer to a range of examples in
your answer to show how your skills in post-production developed over time.
1B: Apply the concept of genre to one of your coursework productions.

JUNE 2015: R+P? [not used since June 2011] ---NARRATIVE? [Last time was Jan 2011, AND Jan was not really meant for sitting this exam!!!]
1A: 
1B:

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