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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.