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Media Studies

WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Media Studies: Student Book

Author(s): Hayley Sheard

awarding body: WJEC/Eduqas

level: GCSE

isbn: 978-1-911208-48-8

subject: Media Studies

Pages: 272pp



Endorsed by WJEC/Eduqas and written by an experienced examiner for the GCSE Media Studies specification. 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.


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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 are 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



Chapter 1 The Media Studies Theoretical Framework

Chapter 2 The Media Studies Specification

Chapter 3 Component 1: Exploring the Media

Chapter 4 Assessment of  Component 1: Exploring the Media

Chapter 5 Component 2: Understanding Media Forms and Products

Chapter 6 Assessment of  Component 2: Understanding Media Forms and Products

Chapter 7 Component 3: Creating Media Products

Chapter 8 Component 3: Completing the Cover Sheet and Statement of Aims

Chapter 9 Examination Preparation

Chapter 10 Quick Guide to Theoretical Perspectives


Quickfire answers


About the author:

Hayley Sheard is an experienced examiner and is currently a senior moderator for a major awarding body. She taught in the sixth form sector for over fifteen years where she was also Head of Media Studies. Hayley has extensive experience of delivering training and CPD to teachers across the country.



PLEASE NOTE: Changes to Media Studies qualifications for assessment in 2021

Important information about changes to Eduqas Media Studies qualifications for assessment in summer 2021, including the relevance of Eduqas endorsed student books, may be found here: