WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award Engineering (Technical Award) Student Book: Revised Edition

Coming February 2023

This popular Student Book has been revised and updated in line with WJEC’s new Level 1/2 Technical Award specification for first teaching from September 2022. Written by an experienced Engineering teacher and examiner, it offers high quality support you can trust.

  • Carefully designed to be accessible, flexible, practical and student-friendly.
  • Introduces students to many of the basic engineering skills and principles and gives them a good understanding of the subject area.
  • Shows students how to communicate effectively as an engineer via 3D drawing techniques and technical drawings as well as how to use and identify many tools, machines and pieces of equipment that are commonplace in the engineering world.
  • Includes new exam-style questions to help students practice and prepare for the exams.
  • Provides links to other relevant areas of the specification to encourage a more holistic understanding of topics.
  • Includes a variety of features to ensure students get the most out of the course and achieve their potential in the exams, such as:
    • Key terms – definitions of key technical words and phrases to demonstrate the vocabulary used by engineers
    • Top tips – provide quick-fire advice to help students complete or understand the current task
    • Tasks and mini projects – embed the knowledge students have learnt within the subject and allow them to ‘have a go’ at applying the theory

Answers to all the questions in the Student Book are provided online. These will be available on the Resources and Downloads tab upon publication of the book.

WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award Sports & Coaching Principles (Technical Award) Student Book

Coming February 2023

Written by experienced PE teachers and examiners, this new Student Book has been carefully designed to be highly visual, accessible, and practical. Matching the new Level 1/2 Vocational Award, for first teaching from September 2022, it offers high quality support you can trust.

  • Each unit begins with a ‘Before you get started’ feature to establish what students already know before they begin the topic.
  • A visually stimulating design helps students engage with the content.
  • Tasks and Activities throughout allow students to test and apply their knowledge as they work through the course.
  • Includes targeted exam advice and exam-style questions to ensure students are fully prepared for assessment.
  • Student-friendly checklists at the end of each unit allow students to evaluate how confident they are with the required learning outcomes and where further study may be required.
  • A variety of other features ensure students get the most out of the course and achieve their full potential in the exams, such as:
    • Connectivity – links to other units to encourage a holistic understanding of the key concepts
    • Key terms – highlighted and defined throughout to help students familiarise themselves with important terminology
    • Top Tips – provide tips and ideas on how to remember the key information required for the exam
    • Take it one step further – further activities to extend learning
    • Test Yourself – questions which offer regular opportunities for students to check their understanding

Answers to all the questions in the Student Book are provided online. These will be available on the Resources and Downloads tab upon publication of the book.

WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award Hospitality and Catering (Technical Award) 2nd Edition Student Book

Out now!

This best-selling Student Book has been completely revised and updated to match the new Hospitality and Catering Level 1/2 (Technical Award) specification, for first teaching from September 2022. Written by renowned author Anita Tull and reviewed by experienced teacher and examiner Alison Palmer, this engaging student book will support students through their Level 1/2 course. (This book is replacing the 2018 edition. For details of the previous edition click here.)

What’s new in the 2nd Edition?

  • Structure and content fully updated to match the new specification precisely.
  • Completely new assessment sections in line with the new specification.
  • New content throughout, including extensive new material covering the additional skills and techniques now required for 2.3 Food preparation and cooking techniques.
  • Content re-organised under new specification Unit and Topic headings and numbering making it easy for students to follow.
  • New Specification stems signposting to clearly show students which sections of information they need to ‘know’; ‘know and understand’; ‘be aware of’ and ‘be able to’.
  • Recipes and Commodities sections available for FREE online.

What have we retained?

  • Language and design tailored to the learning needs of Level 1 and Level 2 students.
  • Visually stimulating layout to help ensure students engage with the content in a meaningful way, making it highly accessible for lower ability students.
  • Practical activities together with learning features such as `Put it into Practice’ and `Scenarios’ to help students translate their knowledge and understanding to the world of work.
  • Short and extended answer style questions throughout to help prepare students for assessment.
  • Stretch and challenge activities encourage students to work towards achieving a higher grade, making them particularly useful for higher ability students.
  • FREE suggested answers to Activities, end of topic Practice questions/Stretch and challenge activities from the new edition, available online.

When used in conjunction with our bestselling Study and Revision Guide students will have an unrivalled suite of resources to help them excel with their study of Hospitality and Catering.

Available now! FREE Recipes and suggested Answers to the activities and questions from the Student Book are now available to download from the Resources and Downloads tab.

WJEC Eduqas GCSE Film Studies Student Book: Revised Edition

Coming January 2023

Revised and updated to match the latest WJEC Eduqas GCSE Film Studies specification and covering many of the latest film texts for assessment from 2024, this highly visual and engaging Student Book will support students through the course and help prepare them for their exams.

  • Written by a team of experienced examiners and teachers, this book offers high quality support you can trust.
  • Comprehensive definitions of key terms throughout the book with examples of how they should be used in analyses.
  • Case studies of key films provide an in-depth exploration of the key elements of film form.
  • A dedicated chapter on the Non-Examined Assessment production element of the specification provides clear guidance on how students will be assessed.
  • New stretch and challenge tasks allow students to further develop their understanding.
  • Exam-style questions enable students to test themselves and help refine exam technique.
  • Sample exam questions with student answers and teacher commentaries show how to produce high-mark answers and prepare for the exam.

Sample material coming soon! Sign up here to receive email updates on GCSE Film Studies and we’ll send you the samples as soon as they are ready.

GCSE Drama: Scene Study and Duologues

Coming Summer 2022

Written by a highly experienced and respected Drama teacher and Author, Annie Fox, this comprehensive resource offers detailed guidance on how to approach performing duologues for the GCSE Drama course. It aims to help students have the most positive possible experience of performing duologues, from choosing ones that suits their skills, supporting their rehearsals and trouble-shooting common problems.

  • Provides guidance on how to select a duologue, including the choice of character, content and genre.
  • Includes a large selection of exemplar duologues for performance practice, each with a summary of the setting and characters, as well as notes to aid in understanding and breaking down the scene.
  • Offers advice and tips on how to rehearse and troubleshoot common issues such as forgetting lines and ensuring students demonstrate a range of skills.
  • Covers a wide range of genres and styles, including the horror thriller Let the Right One In, the friendship drama Out of Love and the hilarious fantasy comedy, Alice.
  • Supports all GCSE Drama specifications including AQA, OCR, Edexcel and WJEC/Eduqas, and offers high-quality support you can trust.

Includes the following plays:
Drama:  Let the Right One In, Rope, Hymn, Leave Taking, Thebans, Out of Love, The Arrival, Moon on a Rainbow Shawl
Comedy:  Alice, The 39 Steps, The Importance of Being Earnest, Beauty and the Beast, Twelfth Night, The Rivals, Pygmalion

Coming soon! Downloadable charts and grids will also be available to help students with rehearsals and note-taking.

WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award Hospitality and Catering (Technical Award) Study and Revision Guide: 2nd Edition

Coming Summer 2022

This practical Study and Revision Guide has been completely revised and updated to match the new Hospitality and Catering Level 1/2 (Technical Award) specification, for first teaching from September 2022.  Written by renowned author Anita Tull, it provides the essential information needed for the exam and will help students develop and apply the skills needed for the Controlled Assessment. (This book is replacing the 2020 edition. For details of the previous edition click here.)

The ideal companion to the Student Book! This guide is designed to be used as a textbook for lower-ability students and a study aid and revision guide for higher-ability students.

What’s new in the 2nd Edition?

  • Structure and content fully updated to match the new specification precisely.
  • Completely new assessment sections in line with the new specification.
  • A new section on How to prepare and make dishes with examples of how different techniques are combined in recipes, together with new activities to help students identify skills and techniques in a range of dishes, helping prepare them for assessment.
  • Content re-organised under new specification Unit and Topic headings and numbering making it easy for students to follow.
  • New Specification stems signposting to clearly show students which sections of information they need to ‘know’; ‘know and understand’; ‘be aware of’ and ‘be able to’.

What have we retained?

  • Condensed version of the required theory presented in a clear and colourful study guide.
  • Interesting Activities throughout to allow students to consolidate and apply their learning.
  • Key terms to remind students of the essential terminology needed for assessment.
  • Accessible design with colourful diagrams, images, tables and charts to support understanding and knowledge recall, making it perfect for lower ability students.
  • In Unit 1, end of section ‘Knowledge check’ and Practice exam questions enable students to test themselves and provide plenty of practice for the assessment.
  • Unit 2 helps support students in applying the knowledge learned from Unit 1 and prepare for the Controlled Assessment, providing guidance for presenting evidence together with example answers and assessor commentary.
  • When used in conjunction with our bestselling Student Book, students will have an unrivalled suite of resources to help them excel with their study of Hospitality and Catering.

 

AQA GCSE Religious Studies Essay Skills Guide: Themes, Christianity and Islam

Coming Autumn 2022.

This detailed and practical guide is designed to help students understand and master the all-important AO2 skills of Critical Analysis & Evaluation, which are vital for performing well in the essay writing/long evaluation answers in the AQA GCSE exam.

  • Written for the AQA GCSE RS Spec A covering Component 1: Religious Beliefs, Practices & Traditions (comparing two religions) and Component 2: Thematic Studies.
  • Covers all specification content across Components 1 & 2 for Christianity and Islam by topic.
  • Highly visual ‘Knowledge Organiser’ format summarises all the key AO1 info that students should know by the time they tackle an exam.
  • Toolkit approach breaks down AO2 into easily understandable study skills that students can then learn to deploy when writing long answers in the exam.
  • Introduction to Evaluation section gives advice and support on how to identify different types of exam questions, how to start and structure an answer, how to build an essay and argument, how to use evidence and how to evaluate successfully.
  • Two Sample Answers per topic show the different evaluation skills with examiner commentary, and suggested content areas for student to bring into their trial answers.
  • Can be used to support classroom learning, end of topic review or final exam revision as needed.

 

 

WJEC Vocational Award Hospitality and Catering Level 1/2 – Student Book

This book has been replaced by a new 2nd Edition. For details of the new edition click here

Written by renowned author Anita Tull and experienced teacher and examiner Alison Palmer, this student book covers both Units of the WJEC Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering. (This book was written to match the 2016 specification and is being replaced by a 2nd Edition. For details of this new edition click here.)

  • Endorsed by WJEC, providing high quality support you can trust.
  • Suitable for Level 1 and 2 students, the depth of coverage, language and design of the book has been carefully tailored to their learning needs.
  • Content is presented in a visually engaging fashion, with bite-sized chunks of information together with bulleted lists, charts, tables, spider-grams and more to help ensure students engage with the content in a meaningful way.
  • Plenty of practical activities together with learning features such as `Put it into Practice’ and `Scenarios’ help students translate their knowledge and understanding to the world of work.
  • Short and extended answer style questions throughout help prepare students for assessment.
  • Stretch and challenge activities encourage students to work towards achieving a higher grade.

AQA GCSE Religious Studies Essay Skills Guide: Themes, Christianity and Buddhism

Coming Autumn 2022.

This detailed and practical guide is designed to help students understand and master the all-important AO2 skills of Critical Analysis & Evaluation, which are vital for performing well in the essay writing/long evaluation answers in the AQA GCSE exam.

  • Written for the AQA GCSE RS Spec A covering Component 1: Religious Beliefs, Practices & Traditions (comparing two religions) and Component 2: Thematic Studies.
  • Covers all specification content across Components 1 & 2 for Christianity and Buddhism by topic.
  • Highly visual ‘Knowledge Organiser’ format summarises all the key AO1 info that students should know by the time they tackle an exam.
  • Toolkit approach breaks down AO2 into easily understandable study skills that students can then learn to deploy when writing long answers in the exam.
  • Introduction to Evaluation section gives advice and support on how to identify different types of exam questions, how to start and structure an answer, how to build an essay and argument, how to use evidence and how to evaluate successfully.
  • Two Sample Answers per topic show the different evaluation skills with examiner commentary, and suggested content areas for student to bring into their trial answers.
  • Can be used to support classroom learning, end of topic review or final exam revision as needed.

 

WJEC Vocational Award Hospitality and Catering Level 1/2 Study & Revision Guide

This book is being replaced by a new 2nd Edition. For details of the new edition click here.

Written by leading food author Anita Tull, this practical Study and Revision Guide combines clear and colourful presentation with the essential information needed for the exam as well as developing and applying the skills needed for the Controlled Assessment.

NB: This edition is suitable for students preparing for the assessments taking place in summer 2022 and 2023. A revised edition will be available later this year covering the new Technical Award specification, for first teaching from September 2022. Click here for details of the new 2nd Edition.

  • Supporting students throughout the course, this guide is the ideal companion for the best-selling Hospitality and Catering Student Book.
  • All Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria from the WJEC specification are clearly referenced.
  • Activities help students apply and test their knowledge.
  • Key terms needed to include in the assessment are defined throughout.
  • Accessibly designed for all-ability candidates with colourful diagrams, images, tables and charts to support understanding and knowledge recall.
  • In Unit 1, end of chapter ‘Knowledge check’ and e-assessment practice questions enable students to test themselves and provide plenty of practice for the assessment.
  • Unit 2 helps support students in applying the knowledge learned from Unit 1 and prepare for the Controlled Assessment Task (CAT), providing guidance for presenting evidence together with example answers and assessor commentary.

AQA GCSE Media Studies Student Book – Revised Edition

Out now!

Approved by AQA. The AQA GCSE Media Studies Student Book has been revised and updated to reflect the latest amendments to the specification. This accessible and engaging resource will support students through their GCSE Media Studies course.  (This book is replacing the 2018 edition. For details of the previous edition click here).

What’s new in the Revised Edition?

  • Coverage of the new close study products for assessment from 2023 onwards, including:
    • Black Widow (film – media industries)
    • How You Like That by Blackpink (music video – media industries and media audiences)
    • KISS Breakfast (radio – media industries and audiences)
    • His Dark Materials: The City of Magpies (television programme – all four areas of the theoretical framework)
    • The social media and online output of Marcus Rashford (online, social and participatory media – all four areas of the theoretical framework)
  • New examples of contemporary media products across a range of forms.
  • Updated sections on media contexts to reflect recent developments in culture and society.
  • Up-to-date statistics and information about media industries and audiences.
  • New activities to reinforce students’ knowledge and understanding.

What have we retained?

  • Highly visual and engaging design.
  • Detailed coverage of all areas of the specification, supported by highly illustrated examples.
  • Exploration of the theoretical framework of Media Studies, applied to a range of media forms and products.
  • Dedicated chapter on the Non-Exam Assessment element of the specification provides clear guidance on how students will be assessed.
  • Additional online exam guidance chapter introduces students to practice questions and the assessment objectives.
  • A variety of activities and extension tasks to help students broaden their knowledge and understanding and encourage independent learning.

 

AQA GCSE Media Studies Revision Guide – Revised Edition

Out now!

The AQA GCSE Media Studies Revision Guide has been revised and updated to reflect the latest amendments to the specification.  This accessible and engaging resource will support students through their revision for the GCSE Media Studies assessments.  (This book is replacing the 2019 edition. For details of the previous edition click here)

What’s new in the Revised Edition?

  • Coverage of the new close study products for assessment from 2023 onwards, including:
    • Black Widow (film – media industries)
    • How You Like That by Blackpink (music video – media industries and media audiences)
    • KISS Breakfast (radio – media industries and audiences)
    • His Dark Materials: The City of Magpies (television programme – all four areas of the theoretical framework)
    • The social media and online output of Marcus Rashford (online, social and participatory media – all four areas of the theoretical framework)
    • The new magazine and newspaper editions for assessment in 2023
  • Updated information on media contexts to reflect recent developments in culture and society.
  • Up-to-date statistics and information about media industries and audiences.

What have we retained?

  • Highly visual and engaging design.
  • Detailed coverage of all areas of the specification, supported by highly illustrated examples.
  • Exploration of each area of the theoretical framework of Media Studies, applied to a range of media forms and products.
  • A dedicated chapter on analysis covering the skills required to analyse both previously unseen products and the close study products.
  • Exam guidance chapter to support students with their preparation and techniques for each of the two question papers.
  • A variety of knowledge check tasks and short questions to help students’ retrieval practice.

The Answers to the questions in the Revision Guide along with a Glossary are available to download on the Resources and Downloads tab.