Panicky helpity, help, help! There’s a bug in AQA Media Studies A level Paper 2: Questions which ask you to “evaluate . . . theory” – the pitfalls and how to (possibly) avoid them. Exemplar answer on the validity of reception theory, Oh Comely and Men’s Health.

I think something is very wrong with AQA Media Studies A Level Paper 2. One of the exemplar assessment questions and mark schemes doesn’t really work.

I think I’ve found a way round it, but it is a stretch.

If you are a teacher and you think I have it wrong then get in touch.

I had a similar issue a few years ago when the board added the Identity question. I sent them everything I had and asked if it was right. They told me that they couldn’t tell me if I was on the right track because it would give me an “unfair advantage”.

Some of my students took my advice and got themselves A* grades on the paper.

So I don’t think AQA are going to be much help.

Here’s the best I can do at the moment.

Good luck.

We’re all going to need it!

 

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