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Media Studies

WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies for AL Yr 1 & AS: Student Book

Author(s): Christine Bell, Lucas Johnson

awarding body: WJEC/Eduqas

level: A Level Year 1 & AS

isbn: 978-1-911208-10-5

subject: Media Studies

Pages: 288pp



"As an experienced Media teacher who has contributed to media textbooks myself, I am very impressed with this book. Theories are explained concisely without over-simplification and with clear application to the study texts. The book is also attractive and readable. One of the plusses of the limited new A level specification is that this book will remain current for at least a couple of years. I've ordered a class-room set and am insisting all my students buy a copy. This is the first time I've ever done this in thirty years of media and film teaching!" 5 star review on Amazon

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.

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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 your students will be assessed

Exam guidance sections introduce students to practice questions and the new assessment objectives, helping students with the skills they need for assessment

Extension tasks will help to stretch and challenge higher ability students

The Year 1 and AS Student Book supports students taking Media Studies for the first time, as well as those who are progressing from GCSE




The Media Studies Framework

Structure of the specification & overview of requirements

Component 1: Media Forms and Products

Assessment of component 1

Component 2: Theoretical framework & Close Study Products

Assessment of component 2

Component 3: Media Production (Non-examined Assessment)

Statement of Aims and Intentions

Production Approaches

Exam tips and examination techniques


Quick guide to theoretical approaches/theories

Quickfire Answers


About the authors:

Christine Bell is a senior examiner for a major awarding body and has extensive examining experience. Currently Curriculum Leader for Media Studies at Heaton Manor School, Newcastle, Christine has taught Media Studies for 30 years. An experienced author Christine also delivers training and INSET to teachers across the country.

Lucas Johnson is a senior examiner for a major awarding body. He has been teaching Media courses for the past 17 years both at sixth form level and, prior to that, in higher education. He currently teaches at Peter Symonds College in Winchester.



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.

Download the Eduqas GCSE and GCE Set Product changes here.