WJEC Eduqas GCSE Film Studies Student Book: Revised Edition

Coming January 2023

Revised and updated to match the latest WJEC Eduqas GCSE Film Studies specification and covering many of the latest film texts for assessment from 2024, this highly visual and engaging Student Book will support students through the course and help prepare them for their exams.

  • Written by a team of experienced examiners and teachers, this book offers high quality support you can trust.
  • Comprehensive definitions of key terms throughout the book with examples of how they should be used in analyses.
  • Case studies of key films provide an in-depth exploration of the key elements of film form.
  • A dedicated chapter on the Non-Examined Assessment production element of the specification provides clear guidance on how students will be assessed.
  • New stretch and challenge tasks allow students to further develop their understanding.
  • Exam-style questions enable students to test themselves and help refine exam technique.
  • Sample exam questions with student answers and teacher commentaries show how to produce high-mark answers and prepare for the exam.

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WJEC Eduqas GCSE Sociology Student Book – Revised Edition

Out Now!

The WJEC Eduqas GCSE Sociology Student Book has been revised and updated to reflect the latest social changes and is endorsed by WJEC Eduqas. With new real-life examples and updated statistics, along with revised coverage of exam components, this accessible and engaging resource will support students through their GCSE Sociology course.  (NB This book is replacing the 2017 edition. For details of the previous edition click here)

What’s new in the Revised Edition?

  • New updated real-life examples of sociological ideas to help with understanding and for students to apply in the exam.
  • Updated sections including new social contexts to reflect recent developments in culture and society.
  • Up-to-date statistics and information to help students evaluate sociological theories, equality/inequality.
  • Up-to-date information about the exam components including new practice questions and completely new model answers to help students with the skills they need for assessment.

What have we retained?

  • A simple and straightforward double-page-spread layout for easy navigation around the topics.
  • A range of activities to help students to think sociologically, including `Take it Further’ and `Think Theory’.
  • A dedicated Sociological enquiry and research methods chapter which introduces students to one of the key areas of study in Sociology.
  • Exam practice chapter provides students with advice and guidance on how to revise and refine their exam technique, helping them thoroughly prepare for the exams.
  • A variety of features throughout the book challenges learners to think for themselves and help develop their understanding of the topics.

Eduqas GCSE Media Studies: Theoretical Perspectives and Contexts

Coming Summer 2022

An accessible and engaging study guide to support students in two key areas of the Eduqas GCSE Media Studies course: theoretical perspectives and contexts.

  • Explanation of the key theoretical perspectives relating to Media Language, Representation and Audiences.
  • Detailed focus on the named theories: Propp’s theory of Narrative, and Blumler and Katz’s Uses and Gratifications Theory.
  • Application of theoretical perspectives to a range of media products, to reinforce key ideas and enhance understanding.
  • Outline of social, cultural, historical and political contexts; and the exploration of different media forms and products in relation to these contexts.
  • A range of activities to engage students and help extend their knowledge and understanding.
  • Explanation of key theoretical ideas and terminology.

Theoretical perspectives help students develop knowledge and understanding of the media and support analysis of media products.

The study of contexts is important in understanding media products in relation to the time and place in which they are produced.

WJEC Eduqas GCSE Sociology – Student Book

This title is being replaced by a Revised Edition. For information on the new title click here.

Endorsed by WJEC Eduqas and written by two experienced teachers, this accessible and engaging Student Book provides high quality support you can trust.

  • A simple and straightforward double page spread layout makes for easy navigation around the topics, including colour-coded headings to highlight particular skills students need to develop.
  • A range of activities that will help students to think sociologically, including `Take it Further’ and `Think Theory’.
  • A dedicated Sociological enquiry and research methods chapter will introduce students to one of the key areas of study in Sociology.
  • The exam practice chapter provides students with advice and guidance on how to revise and refine their exam technique, helping them thoroughly prepare for the exams.
  • A variety of features throughout the book challenge learners to think for themselves and help develop their understanding of the topics.

WJEC Eduqas GCSE Sociology – Revision Guide

Designed to complement the WJEC Eduqas GCSE Sociology Student Book, this practical and concise spread-based Revision Guide supports students preparing for their WJEC Eduqas GCSE Sociology assessment.

  • Each topic is covered on one spread with just the right amount of detail, helping students get straight to the point.
  • Makes explicit the three skills required by students across both papers: delivers ideas for AO3 (Evaluation) ensuring that students know what they need to achieve the highest grades, and covers the AO1 (Knowledge and understanding) and encourages students to apply their knowledge as required for AO2 (Application).
  • Detailed exam advice is included, with hints and tips offered throughout the book to help students develop the skills needed for the exam.
  • Offers a selection of examples for students to use in their answers.

WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for A Level & AS Key Thinkers: Ethics

An essential companion to help students master one of the most important areas of their Religious Studies course in Ethics: knowing the key thinkers.

  • Provides an overview of each thinker’s life and their ideas, with key dates, social context and why they are important.
  • Helps students understand the thinkers’ main arguments and how they justified their approach to ethics, allowing students to evaluate the theories them for themselves.
  • Exam guidance section in each chapter provides a focus for revision and includes advice on how different types of questions could be tackled.
  • Encourages students to explore each area of scholarly knowledge required by the specification, from grasping key ideas to knowing how to best criticise a thinker’s approach.
  • Puts ideas and theories into contemporary contexts to help students build their evaluation skills.
  • Timeline displaying an overview of the key dates for each thinker in relation to world events.
  • Key thinkers covered include Thomas Aquinas, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Hobbes and Jeremy Bentham.

Contents

  1. Robert Adams
  2. Aristotle
  3. Max Stirner
  4. H. Bradley
  5. A. Prichard
  6. J. Ayer
  7. Thomas Aquinas
  8. John Finnis
  9. Bernard Hoose and Richard McCormick
  10. Joseph Fletcher
  11. Jeremy Bentham
  12. John Stuart Mill
  13. Augustine
  14. John Calvin
  15. John Locke
  16. Ivan Pavlov
  17. Thomas Hobbes
  18. Pelagius
  19. Arminius
  20. Jean-Paul Sartre
  21. Neuroscientific perspectives: Angela Sirigu et. al.
  22. Carl Rogers

WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Media Studies Student Book: Revised Edition

Coming Autumn 2022

The popular WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Media Studies Student Book has been revised and updated to reflect the latest amendments to the specifications. It covers the new set products for assessment from 2021, and includes the new set products added for assessment in 2024.

Sample material from the new set products available now!
To help you with your planning whilst the Student Book is being finalised, a selection of FREE material covering the new set products Fortnite, Waterfalls by TLC and Intentions by Justin Bieber is available to download now on the Resources and Downloads tab.

This accessible and engaging resource will support students through their GCSE Media Studies course, and has entered into the WJEC/Eduqas endorsement process.

What’s new in the Revised Edition?

  • Coverage of the new set products for assessment from 2021 onwards, including:
    • Fortnite 
    • Waterfalls by TLC
    • Intentions by Justin Bieber
  • Coverage of the new set products for assessment from 2024 onwards including:
    • New film poster and industry study – No Time to Die
    • Revised television sitcom choices – Man Like Mobeen or Modern Family
    • New music video and online media – Lizzo
  • 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.
  • Up-to-date information about the exam components including practice questions to help students with the skills they need for assessment.

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.
  • A dedicated chapter on the Non-Exam Assessment element of the specification providing clear guidance on how students will be assessed.
  • Exam guidance chapter to introduce 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.

(NB This book is replacing the 2018 edition. For details of the previous edition click here)

WJEC/Eduqas 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.

Endorsed by WJEC/Eduqas, the Student Book is written by an experienced teacher and examiner.

This visual and engaging resource will help learners develop their knowledge and understanding of key issues and introduce them to a theoretical framework for analysing the media.

  • All areas of the specification are covered and supported by numerous highly-illustrated examples.
  • The theoretical framework underpinning media studies is explored and applied to a range of media forms and products.
  • A dedicated chapter on the Non-Exam Assessment element of the specification provides clear guidance on how students will be assessed.
  • Exam guidance chapter introduces students to practice questions and the assessment objectives helping students with the skills they need for assessment.
  • Extension tasks will help to stretch and challenge higher ability students.

WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Media Studies: Revision Guide

Designed to accompany the WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Media Studies Student Book, this practical and concise Revision Guide supports students preparing for their WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Media Studies assessment.

  • Written by an experienced Media Studies teacher and examiner and presented in a clear and straightforward way making it accessible and easy to use.
  • Key information from the theoretical framework underpinning media studies is reinforced and applied to a range of media forms and products through features including `Checklists’, `Quickfire revision’ questions and tasks and `Have a go’ activities.
  • Simple, colourful presentation along with plenty of activities will engage students and help keep them motivated throughout their revision.
  • Exam focus sections offer a breakdown of exam papers and assessment objectives helping students refine the skills they need for assessment.

 

Please note:  Some of the set products in the Eduqas GCSE, AS and A Level specification have been changed for assessment in 2021 to make them more current, or where support material is no longer available. However, the forms and the elements of the theoretical framework covered remain the same. With regard to newspapers and radio the products have simply been updated. All of the material in the Revision Guide continues to be relevant and applicable to the new products.

WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS Student Book: Revised Edition

Coming December 2022

The WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS 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 A Level Media Studies course.

What’s new in the Revised Edition?

  • Coverage of the new set products for assessment from 2024 onwards.
  • 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.
  • Up-to-date information about the exam components including practice questions to help students with the skills they need for assessment.

What have we retained?

  • Written by experienced Media Studies teachers and examiners, this engaging resource will encourage your students to become confident, independent learners and develop their skills as Media students.
  • All areas of the specification are covered and supported by numerous highly-illustrated examples taken from the set products and optional choices.
  • The theoretical framework underpinning media studies is explored and applied to a range of media forms and products.
  • A dedicated chapter on the Non-Examined Assessment element of the specification provides clear guidance on how students will be assessed.
  • Exam guidance sections introduce students to practice questions and the assessment objectives helping students with the skills they need for assessment.
  • The book supports students taking Media Studies for the first time, as well as those who are progressing from GCSE.

WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies for A Level Year 2 & A2 Student Book: Revised Edition

Coming March 2023

The WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies for A Level Year 2 & A2 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 A Level Media Studies course.

What’s new in the Revised Edition?

  • Coverage of the new set products for assessment from 2024 onwards.
  • 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.
  • Up-to-date information about the exam components including practice questions to help students with the skills they need for assessment.

What have we retained?

  • Written by experienced Media Studies teachers and examiners, this engaging resource will encourage your students to become confident, independent learners and develop their skills as Media students.
  • All areas of the specification are covered and supported by numerous highly-illustrated examples taken from the set products and optional choices.
  • The theoretical framework underpinning media studies is explored and applied to a range of media forms and products.
  • A dedicated chapter on the Non-Examined Assessment element of the specification provides clear guidance on how students will be assessed.
  • Exam guidance sections introduce students to practice questions and the assessment objectives helping students with the skills they need for assessment.
  • The book supports students taking Media Studies for the first time, as well as those who are progressing from GCSE.

 

WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies For A Level Year 1 & AS – 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

Endorsed by WJEC/Eduqas, this Student Book offers high quality support you can trust.

  • Written by experienced Media Studies teachers and examiners, this engaging resource will encourage your students to become confident, independent learners and develop their skills as Media students.
  • All areas of the specification are covered and supported by numerous highly-illustrated examples taken from the set products and optional choices.
  • The theoretical framework underpinning media studies is explored and applied to a range of media forms and products.
  • A dedicated chapter on the Non-Examined Assessment element of the specification provides clear guidance on how students will be assessed.
  • Exam guidance sections introduce students to practice questions and the assessment objectives helping students with the skills they need for assessment.
  • Extension tasks will help to stretch and challenge higher ability students.
  • The book supports students taking Media Studies for the first time, as well as those who are progressing from GCSE.

Please note:  Some of the set products in the Eduqas GCSE, AS and A Level specification have been changed for assessment in 2021 to make them more current, or where support material is no longer available. However, the forms and the elements of the theoretical framework covered remain the same. With regard to newspapers and radio the products have simply been updated. All of the material in the Student Books and Revision Guides continues to be relevant and applicable to the new products.