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Some good conversations were had today as you gave feedback to one another. Many of you have a clear idea of what needs doing over the next few controlled assessment lessons. If you need to take photos then this needs to be your biggest priority.
Controlled Assessment 4 of 4
That's it...time is up. You should now have completed all 4 of your magazine pages in readiness for your peer assessment lesson. This will take place next lesson and will involve you forming small focus groups to discuss the work that you have completed so far and the areas that you need to improve. It is a very good opportunity to look at what others have done, ask questions, consider how your products measure up and gain ideas and insight from your peers. You need to come with an open mind and the ability to take and make constructive criticism.
Controlled Assessment 3 of 4
We are now moving towards the end of these controlled assessment lessons and for many of you things are taking shape well. Many of you still need to take some photographs in order to use them in your page layouts. This now needs to be a meter of urgency as you will need to use them in your final controlled assessment lesson on Wednesday. It would be a shame to get to the peer assessment lesson and not be able to have a finished set of pages to get feedback on. This will not only effect your production mark but also give you less to write about in your evaluation.
Controlled assessment 2 of 4
The second controlled assessment lesson was used well by the majority of you. The pages should be taking shape now as you are halfway through your allotted time. Many of the pages now have text and the layout has been tightened up, however several of you still need photographs and time is running short. Make sure that you have your photographs next lesson so that you can begin placing them in your new pages.
controlled assessment 1 of 4
This was your first controlled assessment out of a block of four. Many of you made a great start and have made incredible progress in producing your magazine pages. If you keep up this pace then you will produce something to be proud of over the course of the next few lessons. Some of you still have much work to do and will need all of the time that you have to finish of your pages to a high standard.
Remember that you need to arrange for your photographs to be taken - or to bring in appropriate photographs - for your magazine pages. Make sure that they link to your photo planning so that you can get marks for the planning of them.
There was an opportunity today to get some feedback on some of your text work and act on any advice that was given to you. By now you have had three hours working on drafting your text and this should be plenty of time to get all of your text drafted. We are now moving into a series of controlled assessment lessons which will be used to compile and produce your final products. We will start off with a group of four lessons to get the bulk go the work done. Make sure that you are gathering your photos or arranging a time to get the images taken outside of lessons because it would be much better to have these images at the start of the production process than left at the end.
The drafting continues and today we took a really close look at what it takes to produce a high quality article to go on your double page spread. I have included some of the tips for you to think about as you redraft your articles. Remember that it doesn't matter if you produced your article last year you still have time to redraft it, get better marks for the final product and secure extra marks for the planning and drafting of it.
You all made a really good start to your additional page. It was good to see that many of you had clearly thought about your new page layouts and came with some ideas. At this point it is best to point out that the simple plans are probably going to be the most effective because it will allow you to focus on doing a few things right rather than trying to do lots of things. Next lesson we will consider the role of the images and start to consider how we should plan for the taking of them. Remember that this is an opportunity to gain more marks on your planning and research as well as creating effective products.