GCSE WJEC Media Studies Textual Investigations Guide: Superhero Films  (ZigZag Education)

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GCSE WJEC Media Studies Textual Investigations Guide: Superhero Films

Comprehensive notes with regular activities supporting study of this genre to complete a textual investigation. Up-to-date discussion of the genre, from comic book origins to the latest films.

  • Structured around genre, narrative and representation, enabling a choice of textual investigations
  • Detailed case studies of Batman Begins and Spider-Man, including analysis of key scenes
  • Glossary and filmography

Coverage includes: genre, characters, representation, ideology, narrative, industry and audience issues.


What do teachers have to say about this resource? (4986)
'This provides in-depth background information to the genre with potential ideas for activities that will suit teachers/ schools that will utilise the information to create their own SOWsI particularly like the freedoms for creativity, for more confident teachers, * clear introduction/ background information for activities given.* Clear examples of character types with reference to exact films* Activities are clearly linked to full textual analysis questions.* Potential Narrative textual analysis questions are broken down with key points.* Exemplar analysis for scaffolding answers with explanation of grading for the work.* Clear intertextual links between comic books and films and also films and promotional print material.I think that the resources only touch upon criteria and grading as fitting with the specification, though provides more than adequate information and ideas that support what the specification requires... This resource provides in-depth background information, points of study and possible activities for study of the genre, giving creative freedom to the teach to produce their own SOW.'E Richardson, Media Studies Teacher & Independent Reviewer
'Like : Camera angles resource; really useful.Like : The example responses (page 41) with rough idea of grades.Like : Glossary really useful!'S Derrick, Head of Media and Film Studies, Independent Reviewer
'I did like the case studies and the exemplar answers - they could be handy for textual investigations... it would be good as an introduction to the genre especially if doing the GCSE in one year or with younger pupils... the hand drawn cartoon style images were a nice touch.' S Morgans, Media Teacher & Independent Reviewer
'Good comprehensive guide with a detailed and coherent structure. Covered many new films and some different theories surrounding audience- eg Mulvey etc... It enhances the knowledge of the genre and in particular the concept of genre... an excellent introduction into the key concepts of media.'R Lewis, Head of Media Studies, Examiner and Independent Reviewer
'A great topic, which does well to tap into the students' interests... very worthwhile background information.'G Scarfe, GCSE WJEC Film Studies Teacher & Independent Reviewer


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