The NEA briefs outline the requirements of the brief and a range of production detail which students should include. How fully the NEA productions fulfil the requirements of both the brief and the production detail is part of the mark scheme so students should aim to ensure they have included all required content.
The NEA brief includes a requirement that students’ media products should include at least two different uses of mise-en-scene.
The briefs also require the media production to include at least two different characters representing at least two different social groups. Social groups that could be represented include gender, age, ethnicity, sexuality, regional identity, social class, and different subcultures. Students could either represent one social group in different ways (e.g. different genders) or represent two different social groups (e.g. gender and social class) in order to fulfil this requirement.