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Media Studies

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

Author(s): Christine Bell

awarding body: WJEC

level: GCSE

isbn: 978-1-908682-21-5

subject: Media Studies

Pages: 152 pp



"Really helped with my Controlled Assessment and is proving invaluable in my revision too!  Wouldn't be without it!"

Endorsed by WJEC and written by experienced senior examiner and teacher Christine Bell.  The textbook is designed to support your students throughout their course and prepare them for their final exam.

Highly accessible and engaging with up-to-date examples throughout this book:

  • Helps provide a structure for teachers delivering this course
  • Thoroughly covers the media studies framework - text, organisations and audience
  • Supports a range of topic areas with specific examples, relevant vocabulary and classroom activities
  • Offers ideas for approaching Textual Investigations across a range of media platforms
  • Provides step-by-step guidance in completing the production element of the course
  • Helps students thoroughly prepare for their final exam



Introduction to specification

Unit 1: Thinking about the Media: Investigating and Planning

Section 1:  What is the Media?
Section 2: Introduction to the Media Studies framework
Section 3: Analysis toolkit
Section 4: What is a Topic?
Section 5 Television Crime Drama: Unit 1 Case Study
Section 6: Advertising and Marketing
Section 7: Lifestyle and Celebrity
Section 8: The vampire/horror genre
Section 9: Music

Unit 2:  Creating for the Media:  Investigating and Producing
Section 10:  Approaching Production
Section 11:  Approaching Textual Investigations
Endmatter:  Quickfire answers, Glossary, Index



About the author:

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 at GCSE and A Level for over 25 years.  An experienced author, including the successful WJEC AS and A2 Media Studies Study and Revision Guides, Christine also delivers training and INSET to teachers across the country.