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Media Studies

NEW SPEC: AQA Media Studies for A Level Yr 1 & AS: Student Book

This title will be available from Wednesday 29 November, 2017.

You can preorder this title below if a price is shown, or you can sign up for an evaluation copy (see button below).

Author(s): Stephanie Hendry, Elspeth Stevenson

awarding body: AQA

level: A Level Year 1 & AS

isbn: 978-1-911208-03-7

subject: Media Studies

Pages: 300pp



For first teaching from September 2017



The AQA Media Studies AS specification was accredited by Ofqual on 31st July 17. In order to ensure our resource was as accurate and useful as possible, we had to delay publication of our AQA Media Studies for A level AS and Year 1 Student Book. To provide you with the material you need to teach from September, you can download Chapters 1 & 2 now for free. Click here to download the first two chapters.


Selected for AQA’s official approval process, this new student book offers high quality support you can trust.

Written by experienced Media Studies teachers with substantial examining experience

Knowledge, understanding and skills are developed through the textbook and presented in a highly accessible way

Includes practical approaches to developing skills, and contemporary case studies of media industries throughout

The Non-Exam Assessment is supported with a chapter containing clear, student-focused guidance on meeting requirements

Contains practical suggestions for effective ways to deliver the subject content

Exam practice and skills guidance are provided, introducing students to the assessment criteria and mark schemes

Designed for students of all ability levels with extension questions and tasks to stretch and challenge the most able learners


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Chapter 1: Reading print media

Chapter 2: Reading audio-visual media

Chapter 3: Reading digital media

Chapter 4: Media representations

Chapter 5: Media audiences

Chapter 6: Media industries

Chapter 7: Developing Media Studies Skills

Chapter 8: Close Study Products

Chapter 9: The Examination Paper

Chapter 10: Preparing for Production

Chapter 11: Making Media


About the authors:

Stephanie Hendry has over twenty years’ experience as a Media Studies teacher, and has developed and run a high achieving Media Studies course at a leading College in Lancashire. She is the author of a range of A Level Media resources and has been at the forefront of Teacher Support and CPD delivery for ten years, writing and delivering training for Media teachers. Stephanie is also a senior member of the A-level examining team for a major awarding body.

Elspeth Stevenson is an experienced Head of Media Studies who has worked in the field for almost twenty years and currently works in Cornwall’s largest secondary school. She has extensive examining experience and is also an experienced author.  She has previously co-authored two AQA endorsed A Level Media Studies textbooks, as well as a specialist classroom resource on the topic of Television Crime Drama.