WJEC Eduqas GCSE Sociology Student Book – Revised Edition

Out Now!

The WJEC Eduqas GCSE Sociology Student Book has been revised and updated to reflect the latest social changes and is endorsed by WJEC Eduqas. With new real-life examples and updated statistics, along with revised coverage of exam components, this accessible and engaging resource will support students through their GCSE Sociology course.  (NB This book is replacing the 2017 edition. For details of the previous edition click here)

What’s new in the Revised Edition?

  • New updated real-life examples of sociological ideas to help with understanding and for students to apply in the exam.
  • Updated sections including new social contexts to reflect recent developments in culture and society.
  • Up-to-date statistics and information to help students evaluate sociological theories, equality/inequality.
  • Up-to-date information about the exam components including new practice questions and completely new model answers to help students with the skills they need for assessment.

What have we retained?

  • A simple and straightforward double-page-spread layout for easy navigation around the topics.
  • A range of activities to help students to think sociologically, including `Take it Further’ and `Think Theory’.
  • A dedicated Sociological enquiry and research methods chapter which introduces students to one of the key areas of study in Sociology.
  • Exam practice chapter provides students with advice and guidance on how to revise and refine their exam technique, helping them thoroughly prepare for the exams.
  • A variety of features throughout the book challenges learners to think for themselves and help develop their understanding of the topics.

WJEC Eduqas GCSE Sociology Student Book: Revised Edition Boost eBook

Boost eBooks are interactive, accessible and flexible. They use the latest research and technology to provide the very best experience for students and teachers.

The WJEC Eduqas GCSE Sociology Student Book has been revised and updated to reflect the latest social changes and is now available as a Boost eBook. Endorsed by WJEC Eduqas, and with new real-life examples and updated statistics, along with revised coverage of exam components, this accessible and engaging resource will support students through their GCSE Sociology course.

What’s new in the Revised Edition?

  • New updated real-life examples of sociological ideas to help with understanding and for students to apply in the exam.
  • Updated sections including new social contexts to reflect recent developments in culture and society.
  • Up-to-date statistics and information to help students evaluate sociological theories, equality/inequality.
  • Up-to-date information about the exam components including new practice questions and completely new model answers to help students with the skills they need for assessment.

What have we retained?

  • A simple and straightforward double-page-spread layout for easy navigation around the topics.
  • A range of activities to help students to think sociologically, including `Take it Further’ and `Think Theory’.
  • A dedicated Sociological enquiry and research methods chapter which introduces students to one of the key areas of study in Sociology.
  • Exam practice chapter provides students with advice and guidance on how to revise and refine their exam technique, helping them thoroughly prepare for the exams.
  • A variety of features throughout the book challenges learners to think for themselves and help develop their understanding of the topics.

GCSE Drama – Scene Study and Duologues

Out now!

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

Additional charts and grids to help students with rehearsals and note-taking are available to download from the Resources and Downloads tab.

GCSE Drama – Scene Study and Duologues Boost eBook

Boost eBooks are interactive, accessible and flexible. They use the latest research and technology to provide the very best experience for students and teachers.

Written by a highly experienced and respected Drama teacher and Author, Annie Fox, this comprehensive Boost eBook 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

 

WJEC Eduqas GCSE Film Studies Student Book: Revised Edition

Coming May 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.

WJEC Eduqas GCSE Film Studies Student Book: Revised Edition Boost eBook

Boost eBooks are interactive, accessible and flexible. They use the latest research and technology to provide the very best experience for students and teachers.

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 Boost eBook 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.

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

Coming Summer 2023.

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.

 

 

GCSE Drama – Performing Monologues

A practical, hands-on resource to help students tackle the Performing Monologues aspect of their Drama GCSE.

  • Written by Annie Fox
  • Provides guidance on how to choose a monologue, including the choice of character, style, content and genre.
  • Includes a large selection of exemplar monologues and offers a synopsis of the play, rehearsal techniques and areas for further research on each one.
  • Contains notes on additional scenes from the plays which could also be considered, studied and performed.
  • Advice on how to rehearse, and how to tackle common problems such as timing, nerves, voice and eye-lines.
  • Downloadable pro-forma sheets are also available including a rehearsal schedule, research, feedback, post-rehearsal notes and performance checklist.
  • Suitable for AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Drama specifications.

Worksheets and Templates to accompany the book are available to download FREE on the Resources and Downloads tab.

GCSE Drama – Live Theatre Evaluation

A practical, hands-on resource to help students tackle the Live Theatre Evaluation aspect of their Drama GCSE.

  • Covers the different elements of theatre performance and the Evaluation requirements from each awarding body.
  • Includes advice on how to prepare before viewing a performance.
  • Provides guidance on analysing and evaluating acting, sets, costume, lighting and sound.
  • Support for developing writing skills such as expressing and ordering ideas, plan making and common problems.
  • Contains sample practice questions.
  • Suitable for AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Drama specifications.

Worksheets and Templates to accompany the book are available to download FREE on the Resources and Downloads tab.

 

 

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

Coming Autumn 2023

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.

 

AQA GCSE Media Studies Student Book – Revised Edition

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 Student Book – Revised Edition Boost eBook

Boost eBooks are interactive, accessible and flexible. They use the latest research and technology to provide the very best experience for students and teachers.

Approved by AQA. The AQA GCSE Media Studies Student Book has been revised and updated to reflect the latest amendments to the specification and is now available as a Boost eBook. This accessible and engaging resource will support students through their GCSE Media Studies course. 

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.