Task 1: Case study task
This task will test your knowledge of TV Drama and involve writing in detail about at least TWO TV dramas that you have researched in class and at home.
Task 2: Pitch task
This will involve pitching your new idea for a TV drama in response to the preliminary brief.
Task 3: Creative task
This will involve designing some kind of media product for your new TV drama - for example a website homepage or the storyboard of the opening scene of your drama / trailer for your TV Drama.
Task 4: Audience or Marketing task
This could test any aspect of the brief but usually involves audience pleasures (why the target audience would enjoy your new TV drama) or how you would use new technology to promote your TV drama to the audience.
Please note that question 1 will always be about conventions of TV Drama and our case studies but Task 2-4 are all about your OWN TV Drama that you are pitching and these questions can be in any order on the exam paper.
Important note: you CANNOT just turn up to the GCSE Media exam and hope to wing it on the day - the students you are up against will have done up to a MONTH of preparation in response to the preliminary brief. The positive side is that if you complete all the preparation tasks you already know you will have a brilliant exam!