Shopping Basket:   0 items

Media Studies

AQA GCSE Media Studies: Student Book

Author(s): Jerry Slater, Steff Hutchinson, Julia Sandford-Cooke

awarding body: AQA

level: GCSE

isbn: 978-1-911208-07-5

subject: Media Studies

Pages: 288pp



Written by experienced Media Studies teachers with examining experience and approved by AQA, the Student Book offers high quality support you can trust.


Take a look!



FREE Exam Chapter

Click here to download the free exam chapter

This extra free chapter looks at the structure of the exam papers, examples of questions and some ‘right and wrong’ techniques in answering them. (NB This exam chapter is not approved by AQA.)


Offering comprehensive coverage of the specification, this highly visual and colourful resource 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

Featuring 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



How to use this book

Introduction to Media Studies

Chapter 1: Media Language

Chapter 2: Media Representations

Chapter 3: Media Audiences

Chapter 4: Media Industries

Chapter 5: Close Study Products and Media Formats

Chapter 6: Non-Examined Assessment

Chapter 7: The Examination




About the authors:

Jerry Slater is lead developer for a major awarding body’s new GCSE Media specification and Principal Examiner for Communication and Culture. He taught Media Studies from GCSE to degree level for over 25 years.  He is an Associate Lecturer, Open University.

Steff Hutchinson has taught in Coventry secondary schools for over 30 years. A Media Studies, Photography and Fine Art specialist, she has been head of Media Studies and faculty leader for Expressive Arts, a local authority advisory teacher in the Arts, and is currently an Assistant Headteacher. Steff has examining and moderating experience.  She has written and delivered a variety of online and face-to-face training courses for teachers.  

Julia Sandford-Cooke has nearly 20 years’ experience of publishing and marketing. She has written and edited numerous textbooks, specialising in vocational education, media studies, construction, health and safety, and travel.