The resource consists of a DVD which includes: Extracts from popular prime-time serials, series, soaps, literary adaptations, and issue-based drama, including Cutting It, Oliver Twist, Skins, EastEnders, Criminal Justice and Cops. Video interviews with Kate Harwood, BBC Controller for Series and Serials, and with directors and screenwriters. A printable PDF with 'light touch' activities, practical exercises, and contextual material around each extract. Role-plays, production exercises, simulations and games. Guidance for close textual analysis, cross-platform and e-media study, and institutional background, as required by the AS specifications. A focus on issues of representation and audience response. The resource has been designed for maximum flexibility: the extracts can be used on their own as unseen texts in preparation for OCR's G322, as mini-case studies for the study of Broadcast Fiction, as stimulus for student production work at GCSE, or as starting points for schemes of work on genre or narrative. The PDF includes Teachers' notes, modelled responses, glossaries and follow-up approaches - a tool-kit of ways into this fascinating area of study.
Publisher: English & Media Centre