EPQ Toolkit for AQA: A Guide for Students (Updated Edition)

This bestselling and hugely popular ‘EPQ Toolkit for AQA’ is a highly practical, colourful, magazine-style guide that provides support, advice and guidance for students carrying out their independent extended project work.

  • It will support students through the whole EPQ journey, from helping to choose their project to planning, developing and executing both the production log and the final product.
  • It offers a framework for developing the skills students need to succeed, including research, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills.
  • Numerous exemplars of student projects help illustrate good and bad practice helping them to improve their final mark.
  • An EPQ Moderator, with extensive experience of AQA’s EPQ, provides invaluable hints, tips and advice throughout giving your students extra confidence as they work independently and succeed with their project.
  • All of the AQA assessment objectives are covered chapter by chapter.
  • There are a wide range of activities with answers provided at the end of the book.
  • The guide provides the resources and ideas for Supervisors to deliver the taught element of the EPQ and successfully guide students from start to finish.

FREE teacher PowerPoint presentations providing a scheme of work to support the 30 hours taught element are available to accompany this book. Click on the Resources and Downloads tab to access them

EPQ Toolkit for AQA: A Guide for Students (Updated Edition) Boost eBook

Boost eBooks are interactive, accessible and flexible. They use the latest research and technology to provide the very best experience for students and teachers.

This bestselling and hugely popular ‘EPQ Toolkit for AQA’ is a highly practical, colourful, magazine-style guide that provides support, advice and guidance for students carrying out their independent extended project work, and is now available as a Boost eBook.

  • It will support students through the whole EPQ journey, from helping to choose their project to planning, developing and executing both the production log and the final product.
  • It offers a framework for developing the skills students need to succeed, including research, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills.
  • Numerous exemplars of student projects help illustrate good and bad practice helping them to improve their final mark.
  • An EPQ Moderator, with extensive experience of AQA’s EPQ, provides invaluable hints, tips and advice throughout giving your students extra confidence as they work independently and succeed with their project.
  • All of the AQA assessment objectives are covered chapter by chapter.
  • There are a wide range of activities with answers provided at the end of the book.
  • The guide provides the resources and ideas for Supervisors to deliver the taught element of the EPQ and successfully guide students from start to finish.

AQA GCSE Religious Studies Essay Skills Guide: Themes, Christianity and Islam

Coming Summer 2023.

This detailed and practical guide is designed to help students understand and master the all-important AO2 skills of Critical Analysis & Evaluation, which are vital for performing well in the essay writing/long evaluation answers in the AQA GCSE exam.

  • Written for the AQA GCSE RS Spec A covering Component 1: Religious Beliefs, Practices & Traditions (comparing two religions) and Component 2: Thematic Studies.
  • Covers all specification content across Components 1 & 2 for Christianity and Islam by topic.
  • Highly visual ‘Knowledge Organiser’ format summarises all the key AO1 info that students should know by the time they tackle an exam.
  • Toolkit approach breaks down AO2 into easily understandable study skills that students can then learn to deploy when writing long answers in the exam.
  • Introduction to Evaluation section gives advice and support on how to identify different types of exam questions, how to start and structure an answer, how to build an essay and argument, how to use evidence and how to evaluate successfully.
  • Two Sample Answers per topic show the different evaluation skills with examiner commentary, and suggested content areas for student to bring into their trial answers.
  • Can be used to support classroom learning, end of topic review or final exam revision as needed.

 

 

AQA GCSE Religious Studies Essay Skills Guide: Themes, Christianity and Buddhism

Coming Autumn 2023

This detailed and practical guide is designed to help students understand and master the all-important AO2 skills of Critical Analysis & Evaluation, which are vital for performing well in the essay writing/long evaluation answers in the AQA GCSE exam.

  • Written for the AQA GCSE RS Spec A covering Component 1: Religious Beliefs, Practices & Traditions (comparing two religions) and Component 2: Thematic Studies.
  • Covers all specification content across Components 1 & 2 for Christianity and Buddhism by topic.
  • Highly visual ‘Knowledge Organiser’ format summarises all the key AO1 info that students should know by the time they tackle an exam.
  • Toolkit approach breaks down AO2 into easily understandable study skills that students can then learn to deploy when writing long answers in the exam.
  • Introduction to Evaluation section gives advice and support on how to identify different types of exam questions, how to start and structure an answer, how to build an essay and argument, how to use evidence and how to evaluate successfully.
  • Two Sample Answers per topic show the different evaluation skills with examiner commentary, and suggested content areas for student to bring into their trial answers.
  • Can be used to support classroom learning, end of topic review or final exam revision as needed.

 

AQA GCSE Media Studies Student Book – Revised Edition

Approved by AQA. The AQA GCSE Media Studies Student Book has been revised and updated to reflect the latest amendments to the specification. This accessible and engaging resource will support students through their GCSE Media Studies course.  (This book is replacing the 2018 edition. For details of the previous edition click here).

What’s new in the Revised Edition?

  • Coverage of the new close study products for assessment from 2023 onwards, including:
    • Black Widow (film – media industries)
    • How You Like That by Blackpink (music video – media industries and media audiences)
    • KISS Breakfast (radio – media industries and audiences)
    • His Dark Materials: The City of Magpies (television programme – all four areas of the theoretical framework)
    • The social media and online output of Marcus Rashford (online, social and participatory media – all four areas of the theoretical framework)
  • New examples of contemporary media products across a range of forms.
  • Updated sections on media contexts to reflect recent developments in culture and society.
  • Up-to-date statistics and information about media industries and audiences.
  • New activities to reinforce students’ knowledge and understanding.

What have we retained?

  • Highly visual and engaging design.
  • Detailed coverage of all areas of the specification, supported by highly illustrated examples.
  • Exploration of the theoretical framework of Media Studies, applied to a range of media forms and products.
  • Dedicated chapter on the Non-Exam Assessment element of the specification provides clear guidance on how students will be assessed.
  • Additional online exam guidance chapter introduces students to practice questions and the assessment objectives.
  • A variety of activities and extension tasks to help students broaden their knowledge and understanding and encourage independent learning.

 

AQA GCSE Media Studies Student Book – Revised Edition Boost eBook

Boost eBooks are interactive, accessible and flexible. They use the latest research and technology to provide the very best experience for students and teachers.

Approved by AQA. The AQA GCSE Media Studies Student Book has been revised and updated to reflect the latest amendments to the specification and is now available as a Boost eBook. This accessible and engaging resource will support students through their GCSE Media Studies course. 

What’s new in the Revised Edition?

  • Coverage of the new close study products for assessment from 2023 onwards, including:
    • Black Widow (film – media industries)
    • How You Like That by Blackpink (music video – media industries and media audiences)
    • KISS Breakfast (radio – media industries and audiences)
    • His Dark Materials: The City of Magpies (television programme – all four areas of the theoretical framework)
    • The social media and online output of Marcus Rashford (online, social and participatory media – all four areas of the theoretical framework)
  • New examples of contemporary media products across a range of forms.
  • Updated sections on media contexts to reflect recent developments in culture and society.
  • Up-to-date statistics and information about media industries and audiences.
  • New activities to reinforce students’ knowledge and understanding.

What have we retained?

  • Highly visual and engaging design.
  • Detailed coverage of all areas of the specification, supported by highly illustrated examples.
  • Exploration of the theoretical framework of Media Studies, applied to a range of media forms and products.
  • Dedicated chapter on the Non-Exam Assessment element of the specification provides clear guidance on how students will be assessed.
  • Additional online exam guidance chapter introduces students to practice questions and the assessment objectives.
  • A variety of activities and extension tasks to help students broaden their knowledge and understanding and encourage independent learning.

 

AQA GCSE Media Studies Revision Guide – Revised Edition

The AQA GCSE Media Studies Revision Guide has been revised and updated to reflect the latest amendments to the specification.  This accessible and engaging resource will support students through their revision for the GCSE Media Studies assessments.  (This book is replacing the 2019 edition. For details of the previous edition click here)

What’s new in the Revised Edition?

  • Coverage of the new close study products for assessment from 2023 onwards, including:
    • Black Widow (film – media industries)
    • How You Like That by Blackpink (music video – media industries and media audiences)
    • KISS Breakfast (radio – media industries and audiences)
    • His Dark Materials: The City of Magpies (television programme – all four areas of the theoretical framework)
    • The social media and online output of Marcus Rashford (online, social and participatory media – all four areas of the theoretical framework)
    • The new magazine and newspaper editions for assessment in 2023
  • Updated information on media contexts to reflect recent developments in culture and society.
  • Up-to-date statistics and information about media industries and audiences.

What have we retained?

  • Highly visual and engaging design.
  • Detailed coverage of all areas of the specification, supported by highly illustrated examples.
  • Exploration of each area of the theoretical framework of Media Studies, applied to a range of media forms and products.
  • A dedicated chapter on analysis covering the skills required to analyse both previously unseen products and the close study products.
  • Exam guidance chapter to support students with their preparation and techniques for each of the two question papers.
  • A variety of knowledge check tasks and short questions to help students’ retrieval practice.

The Answers to the questions in the Revision Guide along with a Glossary are available to download on the Resources and Downloads tab.

AQA GCSE Media Studies Revision Guide – Revised Edition Boost eBook

Boost eBooks are interactive, accessible and flexible. They use the latest research and technology to provide the very best experience for students and teachers.

The AQA GCSE Media Studies Revision Guide has been revised and updated to reflect the latest amendments to the specification and is now available as a Boost eBook.  This accessible and engaging resource will support students through their revision for the GCSE Media Studies assessments. 

What’s new in the Revised Edition?

  • Coverage of the new close study products for assessment from 2023 onwards, including:
    • Black Widow (film – media industries)
    • How You Like That by Blackpink (music video – media industries and media audiences)
    • KISS Breakfast (radio – media industries and audiences)
    • His Dark Materials: The City of Magpies (television programme – all four areas of the theoretical framework)
    • The social media and online output of Marcus Rashford (online, social and participatory media – all four areas of the theoretical framework)
    • The new magazine and newspaper editions for assessment in 2023
  • Updated information on media contexts to reflect recent developments in culture and society.
  • Up-to-date statistics and information about media industries and audiences.

What have we retained?

  • Highly visual and engaging design.
  • Detailed coverage of all areas of the specification, supported by highly illustrated examples.
  • Exploration of each area of the theoretical framework of Media Studies, applied to a range of media forms and products.
  • A dedicated chapter on analysis covering the skills required to analyse both previously unseen products and the close study products.
  • Exam guidance chapter to support students with their preparation and techniques for each of the two question papers.
  • A variety of knowledge check tasks and short questions to help students’ retrieval practice.

The Answers to the questions in the Revision Guide along with a Glossary are available to download on the Resources and Downloads tab.

AQA GCSE Media Studies – Student Book

This title is being replaced by a Revised Edition which reflects the latest amendments to the specification. For details on the new book click here.

Written by practised Media Studies teachers with examining experience, and endorsed by AQA, this student book offers high quality support you can trust.

  • Offering comprehensive coverage of the specification, this highly visual and colourful student book is designed to stimulate and inspire students.
  • Written in clear and accessible language to offer explanations, examples and advice suitable for all GCSE Media Studies students, with extension activities to challenge the more able.
  • Students will engage with the theoretical framework and the social, cultural, historical and political contexts through a variety of case studies.
  • Features sections specifically focusing on media products selected from the first suite of Close Study Products, alongside student-centred guidance on how to approach the study of CSPs.
  • The Non-Examined Assessment is supported with a chapter containing clear, student-focused guidance.
  • A free exam chapter is available to download. It looks at the structure of the exam papers, examples of questions and some ‘right and wrong’ techniques in answering them.

AQA Media Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS – Student Book

Approved by AQA, the Student Book offers high quality support you can trust.

  • Written by experienced Media Studies teachers and examiners.
  • 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-Examined Assessment is supported with a chapter containing clear, student-focused guidance.
  • Contains practical suggestions for effective ways to deliver the subject content.
  • Designed for students of all ability levels with extension questions and tasks to stretch and challenge the most able learners.

NB Revised pages covering the targeted close study product case study The Missing are available to download on the Resources and Downloads tab.

AQA Media Studies for A Level Year 2 – Student Book

Approved by AQA, the Student Book offers high quality support you can trust.

  • Written by experienced Media Studies teachers and examiners.
  • 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-Examined Assessment is supported with a chapter containing clear, student-focused guidance.
  • Contains practical suggestions for effective ways to deliver the subject content.
  • Designed for students of all ability levels with extension questions and tasks to stretch and challenge the most able learners.

AQA Media Studies for A Level Revision Guide

This combined A Level Revision Guide, covers content for both A Level Year 1 and A Level Year 2.

  • Written by an experienced Media Studies teacher and senior examiner and presented in a clear and straightforward way making it accessible and easy to use.
  • Contains just the right amount of detail students need to recap and revise the key content from the course.
  • Provides examples of detailed analysis across the nine media forms using the theoretical framework and a selection of both the targeted and in-depth CSPs.
  • Offers advice and guidance on approaching the various types of questions students may encounter in the exams.