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Media Studies

WJEC A2 Media Studies: Study and Rev Guide (LEGACY SPEC)

Author(s): Christine Bell, edited by Barbara Connell

awarding body: WJEC

level: A2

isbn: 978-1-908682-01-7

subject: Media Studies

Pages: 160 pp



"The case studies are very helpful and offer some excellent examination tips for students.  The link between AS and A2 is clear and it is helpful to have the summary of the AS course at the beginning of the A2 guide.  The students were very enthusiastic about both the AS and A2 books.  They especially liked the terminology section in the front of the AS book as it helped them to recap what they had learnt in lessons.  They also commented that it is helpful for students who are new to Media and haven't done WJEC Film Studies or equivalent."
Head of Media Studies, Crewe

Endorsed by WJEC, and written by senior examiners, this full-colour guide for WJEC A2 Media Studies offers students invaluable study support and authoritative guidance for the coursework and exams.


Take a Look:


Study support:

Full-colour examples of media texts, resources and tecnhniques support key points of learning

Essential underpinning knowledge supports study and prepares students for the exams

Key media terms help students get to grips with essential terminology

Examiner tips help refine exam technique, make improvements and avoid common mistakes

Key people and ideas in Media Studies are highlighted

'Quickfire' questions check and reinforce students' understanding as they progress, with answers at the end

Coursework and Revision support:

Detailed advice and guidance on MS2 and MS3 pre-production and production projects are provided which provides reassurance on producing the coursework
- Advice on approaches to research and pre-production
- Tips on demonstrating technical and creative competence
- Examples of students' work show what is expected of them

Exam practice and technique is reinforced with advice on how exam questions are set, answers are marked and where students commonly go wrong

Q&A section provides excerpts from exam-style essay questions with student answers and commentaries

Unit summaries give visual prompts for remembering key knowledge


Part One: Knowledge and Understanding

Revision of key concepts from AS Level
MS3: Media Investigation and Production
Research Investigation

MS4: Media - Text, Industry and Audience
Music Industry
Computer Games

Part Two: Exam Practice and Technique

Research support
Questions, answers and examiner commentaries
Glossary of media terms
Quickfire answers

About the authors:

Christine Bell is a Principal Examiner for a major awarding body and has extensive examining experience.  Currently Curriculum Leader for Media Studies at Heaton Manor School, Newcastle, Christine has taught Media Studies for over 25 years.  An experienced author, including the successful WJEC AS Media Studies Study & Revision Guide, Christine also delivers training and INSET to teachers across the country.

Barbara Connell is Chief Examiner for a major awarding body and has been examining and moderating for twenty years.  She is currently Subject Leader for Media Studies at Cardiff and Vale College in South Wales.  Barbara is an experienced author and editor of both A Level and GCSE Media Studies books, including the successful WJEC AS Media Studies Study & Revision Guide.  She also delivers CPD training to teachers across England and Wales.