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Y11 Media - Game Shows

YEAR 11 MEDIA STUDIES STUDENTS: AQA GCSE in Media Studies 2017
– Topic: TV game shows
Our Year 11 Media Studies students are about to start to study a particular topic for their GCSE exam in May. The content of this topic is about TV game shows and students are encouraged to watch a variety of game shows as homework and to provide wider study.

As these types of programmes are on during primetime TV and most likely enjoyed as a family, we would welcome your engagement and interaction with your child to support their study. This could involve watching a different selection of TV game shows, such as BBC’s Pointless, C4’s Countdown, ITV’s The Chase and Tipping Point, as well as the popular Saturday night shows such as Take Me Out and Ninja Warrior.

It is important that students watch a variety of game shows. Things they should notice are the format and style of the show, the positioning of the host and contestants and how they interact, as well as any music or sound effects used to create tension and excitement. Other key things to discuss are the type of audience the game show is aimed at and whether there is team work involved or just an individual challenge. As always in Media Studies, we are trying to develop a thoughtful understanding of why this type of media is successful – why people enjoy it, how it impacts on us and our society, how it is created, and what kind of ideology it promotes.

If you require any further information as to how you can support your child, please contact Mrs Makinson.