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GCSE - Component 1  

Section B - Radio

The Archers

The powerpoint used in Week 2's lessons is to the right. You can look through this on this page or you can download it to your computer.

Lesson Content

  • To understand the BBC as a media industry, and the importance of the Archers to its genre.

  • To be able to explain how the Archers has evolved over time and why this is important to its survival.

  • To identify a typical Archers audience, by identifying examples of codes and conventions from the program.

Scroll down the page for information on the homework task and resources used in the lesson.

Lesson Resources

Home Study

Find two magazine front covers to analyse - One which is targeted at women and one which targets men. 

Using the information you have learnt today, annotate the front cover applying all the magazine front cover conventions.

Next, answer the following question:

Who is the target audience from this magazine and how do you know this?

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