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Media Studies

AQA Media Studies for AL Yr 2: Student Book

Author(s): Stephanie Hendry, Elspeth Stevenson

awarding body: AQA

level: A Level Year 2

isbn: 978-1-911208-09-9

subject: Media Studies

Pages: 272pp



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

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FREE Exam Chapter

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This extra free chapter breaks down the two A level examination papers and offers advice and guidance on approaching the different types of questions you may encounter. (NB This exam chapter is not approved by AQA.)


Written by experienced Media Studies teachers with examining experience

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 on meeting requirements

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



Chapter 1 - Media Language

Chapter 2 - Media Representations

Chapter 3 - Media Audiences 

Chapter 4 - Media Industries 

Chapter 5 - Applying the framework: CSPs

Chapter 6 - Products for 'other' audiences (including Alternative and Independent Media) 

Chapter 7 - The Examination Papers

Chapter 8 - Making Media 

Chapter 9 - The NEA 


About the authors:

Stephanie Hendry has over twenty years’ experience as a Media Studies teacher and has developed and run a high achieving Media Studies course at a leading College in Lancashire. She is the author of a range of A level Media resources and has been at the forefront of Teacher Support and CPD delivery for ten years, writing and delivering training for media teachers. Stephanie has examining and moderating experience.

Elspeth Stevenson is an experienced Head of Media Studies who has worked in the field for almost twenty years and currently works in Cornwall’s largest secondary school. She has examining experience and is also an experienced author. She has previously co-authored two AQA endorsed A-Level Media Studies textbooks, as well as a specialist classroom resource on the topic of Television Crime Drama.