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.

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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.

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

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.

AQA GCSE Media Studies – 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 practised Media Studies teachers with examining experience, and endorsed by AQA, this student book offers high quality support you can trust.

  • Offering comprehensive coverage of the specification, this highly visual and colourful student book is designed to stimulate and inspire students.
  • Written in clear and accessible language to offer explanations, examples and advice suitable for all GCSE Media Studies students, with extension activities to challenge the more able.
  • Students will engage with the theoretical framework and the social, cultural, historical and political contexts through a variety of case studies.
  • Features sections specifically focusing on media products selected from the first suite of Close Study Products, alongside student-centred guidance on how to approach the study of CSPs.
  • The Non-Examined Assessment is supported with a chapter containing clear, student-focused guidance.
  • A free exam chapter is available to download. It looks at the structure of the exam papers, examples of questions and some ‘right and wrong’ techniques in answering them.

Eduqas GCSE Media Studies: Theoretical Perspectives and Contexts

Coming Summer 2022

An accessible and engaging study guide to support students in two key areas of the Eduqas GCSE Media Studies course: theoretical perspectives and contexts.

  • Explanation of the key theoretical perspectives relating to Media Language, Representation and Audiences.
  • Detailed focus on the named theories: Propp’s theory of Narrative, and Blumler and Katz’s Uses and Gratifications Theory.
  • Application of theoretical perspectives to a range of media products, to reinforce key ideas and enhance understanding.
  • Outline of social, cultural, historical and political contexts; and the exploration of different media forms and products in relation to these contexts.
  • A range of activities to engage students and help extend their knowledge and understanding.
  • Explanation of key theoretical ideas and terminology.

Theoretical perspectives help students develop knowledge and understanding of the media and support analysis of media products.

The study of contexts is important in understanding media products in relation to the time and place in which they are produced.

WJEC Eduqas GCSE Sociology – Student Book

This title is being replaced by a Revised Edition. For information on the new title click here.

Endorsed by WJEC Eduqas and written by two experienced teachers, this accessible and engaging Student Book provides high quality support you can trust.

  • A simple and straightforward double page spread layout makes for easy navigation around the topics, including colour-coded headings to highlight particular skills students need to develop.
  • A range of activities that will help students to think sociologically, including `Take it Further’ and `Think Theory’.
  • A dedicated Sociological enquiry and research methods chapter will introduce students to one of the key areas of study in Sociology.
  • The 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 challenge learners to think for themselves and help develop their understanding of the topics.

WJEC Eduqas GCSE Sociology – Revision Guide

Designed to complement the WJEC Eduqas GCSE Sociology Student Book, this practical and concise spread-based Revision Guide supports students preparing for their WJEC Eduqas GCSE Sociology assessment.

  • Each topic is covered on one spread with just the right amount of detail, helping students get straight to the point.
  • Makes explicit the three skills required by students across both papers: delivers ideas for AO3 (Evaluation) ensuring that students know what they need to achieve the highest grades, and covers the AO1 (Knowledge and understanding) and encourages students to apply their knowledge as required for AO2 (Application).
  • Detailed exam advice is included, with hints and tips offered throughout the book to help students develop the skills needed for the exam.
  • Offers a selection of examples for students to use in their answers.

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.