BTEC Media Representations Mock Exam 2017

BTEC Media Representations
Test Reference 12334E
Information for candidates

INSTRUCTIONS
• Answer all questions.
• Notes prepared before the assessment are not permitted in the test room.
• You may make notes using an on-screen or paper notepad. These notes will not be marked.
• A link onscreen to the full video clip is available on every screen.
• A link onscreen to a list of key characters is available on every screen.
• Additional onscreen links will be provided for any clips mentioned in the question..

 

INFORMATION
• The assessment is 2 hours in duration.
• The total mark for this test is 80.
• The number of marks for each question is shown in brackets e.g. (2). Use this as a guide as to how much time to spend on each question.

ADVICE
• Read each question carefully before you start to answer it.
• Keep an eye on the time.
• We recommend that you take a break from looking at the screen after 1 hour for approximately 5 minutes.
• Try to answer every question.
• Check your answers if you have any time at the end.

This is a mock exam. The content and questions have been provided by Pearson BTEC. In the real exam the interface won't be exactly the same but this experience should give you a fair idea of what to expect.

Scenario

No Fighting Chance - Full Video

This video is also available to view from the question screens.

Any clips referenced within the question text will be available on the question screens.

Character Sheet

These are the characters in the video. This list can also be found on the question screens.

1. Explain one example of how colour is used in this image to make meaning. (2)

2. Explain how props and figure expression have been combined to represent Joe in clip 1 (4)

Clip 1

No Fighting Chance

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3 (a). Explain one example of how intertextuality is used in No Fighting Chance. (2)

No Fighting Chance

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3 (b). Using your own knowledge, explain why intertextuality is used in media texts. Your answer does not need to refer to No Fighting Chance. (2)

4 (a). Identify the editing technique used in clip 2. (2)

Clip 2

No Fighting Chance

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4 (b). Explain why this editing technique has been used in clip 2. (2)

Clip 2

No Fighting Chance

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5. Explain how the representation of Gary is established through lighting and sound in clip 3. (4)

Clip 3

No Fighting Chance

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6. Compare the representation of Stephanie in clip 4 with the representation of Steve in clip 5. (10)

Clip 4

Clip 5

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7. “No Fighting Chance is a reinforcement of dominant ideology”. To what extent do you agree with this statement? (12)

No Fighting Chance

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8. Analyse how an audience may read the combination of sound, camerawork and editing in clip 6 to create meaning. (10)

Clip 6

No Fighting Chance

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9. Analyse the effect of audience positioning in clip 1. (10)

Clip 1

No Fighting Chance

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10. Evaluate the possible effects upon society of media representations. Use examples from No Fighting Chance to support your answer. (20)

No Fighting Chance

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