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MEST3 Examination, Tuesday 10th June – Final Reminders for Section B

June 8, 2014

Representations and The Impact of New and Digital Media

1 hour 48 marks (60%)

Section B will require you to choose one essay question from a choice of four.

Pleas take 10 minutes to plan your answer to include a range of  points, examples (cross-platform), theories, issues, debates and contexts.

Be careful to answer the specific question with appropriate points, examples and theories, and make sure you avoid simply writing about everything in your case study – be selective and specific!

Mark Scheme Criteria (Level 4)

A sophisticated and comprehensive essay, showing very good critical autonomy.Sophisticated and detailed understanding of representation.A sharp focus on the question throughout.

Sophisticated application of a wide range of media debates, issues and theories and wider contexts.

A comprehensive individual case study, with a wide range of detailed examples.

Well structured, articulate and engaged


 Media issues and Debates might include –

• Representation and stereotyping

• Media effects

• Reality TV

• News Values

• Moral Panics

• Post 9/11 and the media

• Ownership and control

• Regulation and censorship

• Media technology and the digital revolution – the changing technologies in the 21st century

 The details of a range of Media Issues and Debates have been included in the the booklets handed out last week.


Please refer to the various exemplar essays handed out, especially the 45 and 48 mark Rossett student essays, to see how these ideas should be incorporated in your writing.


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