Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Representations revision resources

The following are several guides, in addition to any added to blogs on one representation area, on all 7 areas of representation, or the general concept of representation:

This is a nice overview of each of the 7 areas of rep'ns:

This one is a workbook with tasks, but particularly good at integrating THEORY and explaining theories of representation:

This is very good at illustrating a range of common representations of the disabled:

This is a very thorough (60-slide) step-by-step run through the concept of representation, how ideology comes into it, and each of the 7 areas are considered in turn:

This blog post features a summary of a report into representations of the disabled, with a range of YouTube clips included to illustrate the points:

This blog post has embedded clips for 6 of the rep'n areas to try, plus one exam report:

This website is mainly looking at gender and sexuality, but incorporates points (and especially theory) which can be apllied to most of the 7 areas of representation [it contains some strong language]:
Role models
Ally McBeal
Positive role model?
by Judith Schroeter
More and Cosmo
Confident magazines for women
by David Gauntlett

Men's friendships
Joey and Chandler
by Vegard Iglebæk
Men's magazines
Lessons in sexist attitudes?
by Lucy Brown

(that list goes on much longer, each one lnking in to detailed further essays with specific theories highlighted)

There are many clips here which have 1 rep'n highlighted for practice:

Monday, 7 June 2010

Past exam clips for G322

The 1st sitting of this exam was January 2009, when Monarch of the Glen was the source of the clip, and representation of age was the focus.

The 2nd sitting was summer 2009, a Dr Who clip with gender the representation focus.

The 3rd sitting, in January 2010, used a clip from Hotel Babylon, with ethnicity the focus.

June 2010: Primeval, focus on gender.

January 2011: BBC1's Hustle, focus on gender:

The June 2011 sitting was on social class and status, using BBC1's Merlin:

The Jan 2012 sitting had sexuality for the first time:

You can read that at

You can't read anything into what has/hasn't been the focus on exam, but I will note that Regional Identity plus Physical Ability/Disability haven't yet been covered.

You can access the official mark schemes and examiner's reports, including some sample actual student exam essays, at
There's a lot of useful material at the chief examiner's blog too:
Keep checking the various blogs (look at your blogger dashboard) for more updates to this and other blogs (so long as you follow them you'll be able to see these)

Essential YouTube resources

See for a range of useful videos