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Media Studies

AQA GCSE Media Studies: Revision Guide

Author(s): Steff Hutchinson

awarding body: AQA

level: GCSE

isbn: 978-1-911208-88-4

subject: Media Studies

Pages: 200 pp



Designed to complement the Student Book, this practical and concise Revision Guide supports students preparing for their AQA GCSE Media Studies assessment.

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Written by an experienced Media Studies teacher and examiner and presented in a clear and straightforward way making it accessible and easy to use

Reinforces key information across the four areas of the theoretical framework with the right amount of detail students need to recap and revise

Contains a revision section on how to approach the study of Close Study Products featuring media products selected from the first suite of CSPs

Breaks down the structure of the exam papers and includes examples of questions and some ‘right and wrong’ techniques in answering them

A variety of features throughout the book including ‘Spec Spotlight’, ‘Rapid Recap’ and ‘Knowledge Check’ help to reinforce learning and engage students


Click here to download suggested answers to the Knowledge Check activities and Check it questions.

Click here to download a glossary of key terms.



Introduction: The Exam Papers – What to expect

1 Intro to Theoretical Framework - Analysing Media Products

2 Media Language

3 Media Representations

4 Media Industries

5 Media Audiences

6 Analysis

7 Revising the CSPs

8 Exam practice and techniques


About the author:

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.