Your evaluation should be seen as a series of creative tasks. You are entirely free to choose your own approach.
You must provide thorough and detailed answers to the following four questions:
- In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
- How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?
- What have you learned from your audience feedback?
- How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?
In practical terms, you will devote one blog post to each task. The blog post itself, however, is merely a container (perhaps with some explanatory text) and should not resemble the ‘illustrated essay’ model. Suitable formats for the evaluation include:
- DVD extras.
- Powerpoint / Keynote / Prezi slideshows.
Be adventurous and have fun – just make sure you answer each question with sufficient rigour.
Bear in mind you are aiming for a Level 4 mark. To achieve this, you must demonstrate:
- There is excellent skill in the use of digital technology or ICT in the evaluation.
- There is excellent understanding of the forms and conventions used in the productions.
- There is excellent understanding of the role and use of new media in various stages of the production.
- There is excellent understanding of the combination of main product and ancillary texts.
- There is excellent understanding of the significance of audience feedback.
- There is excellent skill in choice of form in which to present the evaluation.
- There is excellent ability to communicate.
If you constructed your Advanced Portfolio production as part of a group, you may also work with that group to complete your evaluation tasks. You will be marked individually, however, according to your contribution and the level of understanding you demonstrate. Moreover:
- Any writing within your four blog posts must be your own.
- Every group member must be equally visible/audible in recorded artefacts.
- “Each candidate should give a clear indication of their role in any group evaluation”.