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Intervention time for controlled assessment 2
Congratulations to those people who finished their projects today - I am sure that you felt that a weight has been lifted and we can start to really build towards the examination. Next lesson most of you will still have time to complete your additional hours - make the most of them as for many of you it will be your last. The few people with time remaining will complete it after Christmas. Any photographs that need taking, either for the first time or as improvements, need to be taken as soon as possible to allow for time to edit and compile them into the magazine pages.
Cover work for 11th December 2013
Cover work for 10th December 2013
Today I am not in school I am afraid but you are going to look at the work of Roland Barthes and how he tries to explain how stories work and what makes them successful. Enigma Codes and Action Codes are the most important to be able to us and talk about as these form the basis of many narratives. You will also understand the difference between story and plot and be able to use the terms story, plot and narrative with increasing confidence and accuracy. In the task ignore the reference to the Wanted clip and just use the films that we have previously studied - you may use the notes that you have on them from earlier theorists. Remember to look at your Home Learning to ensure that you understand the theory that we have covered.
Cover Work For Wednesday 4th December 2013
* Create a revision tool which covers the three narrative theories that we have covered.
Today we looked at applying the narrative theories that we have ben studying to a narrative by using a tension graph to plot the major events and the effect that it has on an audience. Remember that spikes in the graph can often be attributed to key moments in Todorov's Theory of Equilibrium such as the inciting incident or the resolution. Others may coincide with key aspects of Binary Oppositions or Propp's theory of Character Functions.