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Secondary school events

Studying Serial Television Drama: a GCSE Study Day

Tue 12 Dec 2017, Wed 10 Jan, Wed 7 Feb, Thu 22 Feb and Wed 28 Feb 2018 10:30 – 15:30
NFT3, BFI Southbank

Studying Serial Television Drama: a GCSE Study Day (1)

This event is intended for teachers and students only.

Serial Television Dramas are both critically and commercially successful, often with high production values and designed to appeal to a wide, but often focused, demographic. This GCSE study day focuses exclusively on the set topic for AQA GCSE 2018 summer examination by analyzing form and format, genre (including sub-genre) and narrative, representation, scheduling, promotion and marketing, but also includes practical tasks and pitching ideas. A wide range of texts will be explored in the morning including Waterloo Road, Broadchurch, Holby City, Humans and Downton Abbey. Texts used as stimulus will be primarily contemporary but also occasionally historical to provide an institutional framework. There will be an introduced afternoon screening of a suitable drama episode and a Q&A with an industry speaker. Teachers will be given a resources pack on the day.

Led by Rob Miller, Creative Consultant and Lecturer

GCSE Level
Media Studies

£8 per student; £1 per adult accompanying every 5 students; for any additional adult the student rate applies. £40 for teachers attending without students.

  • ‘Excellent knowledge of the syllabus and requirements for the exam. Good opportunities for students to get involved’
    Emma McCarthy, Coombe Girls School

How to Book

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