AQA Media Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS – Student Book

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

  • Written by experienced Media Studies teachers and examiners.
  • 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.
  • 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.

NB Revised pages covering the targeted close study product case study The Missing are available to download on the Resources and Downloads tab.

AQA Media Studies for A Level Year 2 – Student Book

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

  • Written by experienced Media Studies teachers and examiners.
  • 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.
  • 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.

AQA Media Studies for A Level Revision Guide

This combined A Level Revision Guide, covers content for both A Level Year 1 and A Level Year 2.

  • Written by an experienced Media Studies teacher and senior examiner and presented in a clear and straightforward way making it accessible and easy to use.
  • Contains just the right amount of detail students need to recap and revise the key content from the course.
  • Provides examples of detailed analysis across the nine media forms using the theoretical framework and a selection of both the targeted and in-depth CSPs.
  • Offers advice and guidance on approaching the various types of questions students may encounter in the exams.

AQA Media Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS – Revision Guide

Designed to complement the AQA Media Studies for A Level Year 1 and AS Student Book, this practical and concise Revision Guide supports students preparing for their AQA AS Media Studies assessment.

  • Written by an experienced Media Studies teacher and senior examiner and presented in a clear and straightforward way making it accessible and easy to use.
  • Contains just the right amount of detail students need to recap and revise the key content from the course.
  • Provides examples of detailed analysis across the nine media forms using the theoretical framework and a selection of both the targeted and in-depth CSPs.
  • Offers advice and guidance on approaching the various types of questions students may encounter in the exam.

WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for A Level & AS Key Thinkers: Ethics

An essential companion to help students master one of the most important areas of their Religious Studies course in Ethics: knowing the key thinkers.

  • Provides an overview of each thinker’s life and their ideas, with key dates, social context and why they are important.
  • Helps students understand the thinkers’ main arguments and how they justified their approach to ethics, allowing students to evaluate the theories them for themselves.
  • Exam guidance section in each chapter provides a focus for revision and includes advice on how different types of questions could be tackled.
  • Encourages students to explore each area of scholarly knowledge required by the specification, from grasping key ideas to knowing how to best criticise a thinker’s approach.
  • Puts ideas and theories into contemporary contexts to help students build their evaluation skills.
  • Timeline displaying an overview of the key dates for each thinker in relation to world events.
  • Key thinkers covered include Thomas Aquinas, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Hobbes and Jeremy Bentham.

Contents

  1. Robert Adams
  2. Aristotle
  3. Max Stirner
  4. H. Bradley
  5. A. Prichard
  6. J. Ayer
  7. Thomas Aquinas
  8. John Finnis
  9. Bernard Hoose and Richard McCormick
  10. Joseph Fletcher
  11. Jeremy Bentham
  12. John Stuart Mill
  13. Augustine
  14. John Calvin
  15. John Locke
  16. Ivan Pavlov
  17. Thomas Hobbes
  18. Pelagius
  19. Arminius
  20. Jean-Paul Sartre
  21. Neuroscientific perspectives: Angela Sirigu et. al.
  22. Carl Rogers

AQA Psychology for A Level & AS: Your Guide to Exam Success!

Whether your students are aiming for an A* or a C this guide is a friend to keep with them from the start to the end of their course.

  • Written by Cara Flanagan, the UK’s leading and most trusted author for A Level Psychology.
  • Put the advice into practice and it will help your students get the grade they deserve.
  • You and your students can use this Guide regardless of your choice of student book.

A message from the author:

“In my life I have been a student, teacher, mother, examiner, speaker and author. All of these have given me ample opportunity to reflect on what to do in exams – I have taken them (with reasonable success), I have taught all sorts of subjects (maths, computer science, psychology) and helped students to exam success, I have guided my own children through them, I have marked thousands of A level papers and also been involved in writing exam papers, I have spoken at student conferences about how to achieve exam success, and I have written many book chapters and magazine articles on exams. In this book I am going to tell you everything I have learned.”

Cara Flanagan

What’s in ‘Your Guide to Exam Success!’?

Chapter 1: The specification
Looking at what the words in the specification actually mean and how they translate into exam questions.

Chapter 2: The exam and skills required
All you need to know about how the different skills are examined and what you need to do to develop these skills.

Chapter 3: Research methods and mathematical content
If you attain full marks on these questions, you have almost achieved a pass mark on this content alone.

Chapter 4: Understanding how exam answers are marked
An insight into the examining process so you can provide the right kind of answers.

Chapter 5: Studying and revising
Little and often. Helping you make a plan that can be adapted and revisited until it works for you.

Chapter 6: Aiming for A*
Life is what you make it.

Chapter 7: Taking the exam
How to use your time wisely in the weeks leading up to the exam, and also in the exam itself.

Chapter 8: Mock exams
One for AS and one for A level.  Mark schemes, suggested answers and examiner comments are provided in the Resources and Downloads tab.

References and answers.

AQA Psychology for A Level Year 1 & AS Student Book – 2nd Edition

Approved by AQA and written by leading psychology authors, Cara Flanagan, Matt Jarvis and Rob Liddle, the 2nd Edition of this popular Student Book will support students through the AS / Year 1 course and help them thoroughly prepare for their exams.

  • Approved by AQA, this book offers high quality support you can trust.
  • The clear and accessible layout will help students engage with and absorb the information.
  • Each topic is presented on one spread to see the whole picture with description and evaluation clearly separated.
  • Evaluation material uses a three-paragraph structure (point, evidence and conclusion) and includes counterpoints to develop discussion skills.
  • ‘Apply it’ activities provide plenty of opportunities to practise application skills.
  • Mathematics and research methods requirements are thoroughly covered with practice questions on most spreads and ideas for research activities in each chapter.
  • Visual summaries of each chapter help ensure a good grasp of the basics.
  • Exam practice, example student answers and skills guidance are provided.

See the Digital Book Bundle page for information on the Student Digital Book which adds even more value to this student book!

For invaluable revision support it combines brilliantly with the ‘Green-hair Girl’ 2nd Edition Revision Guide and Flashbook as well as the original (and still completely relevant) Revision App.

AQA Psychology for A Level Year 2 Student Book – 2nd Edition

Approved by AQA and written by leading psychology authors, Cara Flanagan, Matt Jarvis and Rob Liddle, the 2nd Edition of this popular Student Book will support students through the A Level Year 2 course and help them thoroughly prepare for their exams.

  • Approved by AQA, this book offers high quality support you can trust.
  • The clear and accessible layout will help students engage with and absorb the information.
  • Each topic is presented on one spread to see the whole picture with description and evaluation clearly separated.
  • Evaluation material uses a three-paragraph structure (point, evidence and conclusion) and includes counterpoints to develop discussion skills.
  • ‘Apply it’ activities provide plenty of opportunities to practise application skills.
  • Mathematics and research methods requirements are thoroughly covered with practice questions on most spreads and ideas for research activities in each chapter.
  • Visual summaries of each chapter help ensure a good grasp of the basics.
  • Exam practice, example student answers and skills guidance are provided.

 

See the Digital Book Bundle page for information on the Student Digital Book which adds even more value to this student book!

For invaluable revision support it combines brilliantly with the ‘Pink-hair Girl’ 2nd Edition Revision Guide and Flashbook as well as the original (and still completely relevant) Revision App.

WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS Student Book: Revised Edition

Coming December 2022

The WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS 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 A Level Media Studies course.

What’s new in the Revised Edition?

  • Coverage of the new set products for assessment from 2024 onwards.
  • 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.
  • Up-to-date information about the exam components including practice questions to help students with the skills they need for assessment.

What have we retained?

  • 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.
  • 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 students will be assessed.
  • Exam guidance sections introduce students to practice questions and the assessment objectives helping students with the skills they need for assessment.
  • The book supports students taking Media Studies for the first time, as well as those who are progressing from GCSE.

WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies for A Level Year 2 & A2 Student Book: Revised Edition

Coming March 2023

The WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies for A Level Year 2 & A2 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 A Level Media Studies course.

What’s new in the Revised Edition?

  • Coverage of the new set products for assessment from 2024 onwards.
  • 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.
  • Up-to-date information about the exam components including practice questions to help students with the skills they need for assessment.

What have we retained?

  • 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.
  • 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 students will be assessed.
  • Exam guidance sections introduce students to practice questions and the assessment objectives helping students with the skills they need for assessment.
  • The book supports students taking Media Studies for the first time, as well as those who are progressing from GCSE.

 

WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies For A Level Year 2 & A2 – Student Book

This title is being replaced by a Revised Edition which reflects the latest amendments to the specification. For details on the new book click here

Written by experienced Media Studies teachers and examiners, and endorsed by WJEC/Eduqas, this Student Book provides high quality support you can trust.

  • Designed to encourage students to become confident, independent learners and develop the skills they need.
  • 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 with the ‘Rapid Recall’ and ‘Quickfire Questions’ features linking seamlessly to the Year 1 book.
  • A dedicated chapter on the Non-Examined Assessment element of the specification provides clear guidance on how 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 help to stretch and challenge higher ability students.

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.

WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS – Revision Guide

Designed to complement the student book, this practical and concise revision guide supports students preparing for their WJEC/Eduqas A Level Year 1 & AS Media Studies assessment.

  • Written by experienced Media Studies teachers and senior examiners, essential information is presented in an engaging and user-friendly design with a variety of key features to enhance learning including `Quickfire Revision’ and `Key Theory Focus’.
  • Provides a variety of application `Have a Go’ and extension `Take it Further’ activities to encourage students to apply their knowledge and understanding and practice their analytical skills further.
  • Offers invaluable advice and guidance on approaching and interpreting the various types of questions students may encounter in the exam.

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.