Developing key topics in depth and introducing students to the notion of independent study, this full colour, highly illustrated textbook is designed to support students through the transition from AS to A2 and is the perfect guide for the new AQA A2 Media Studies syllabus. Individual chapters, written by experienced teachers and examiners cover the following key areas:
• Introduction: From AS to A2
• Developing Textual Analysis
• Critical Perspectives
• Issues and Debates: Case Studies
• Passing MEST 3: Critical Perspectives
• Research and Production Skills
• Passing MEST 4: Media Research and Production
Specially designed to be user-friendly, A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for AQA includes activities, key terms, case studies, sample exam questions and over 100 images.
Table of Contents
@contents: Selected Contents: Introduction: From AS to A2 1. Developing Textual Analysis 2. Critical Perspectives 3. Issues and Debates: Case Studies 4. Passing MEST 3: Critical Perspectives 5. Research and Production Skills 6. Passing MEST 4: Media Research and Production
Antony Bateman is Head of Media and Film Studies at Wardle High School and was previously the Rochdale 14-19 Creative & Media Diploma Programme Director.
Peter Bennett is Chief Examiner for GCE Communication Studies and Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Education. He is the co-author of AS Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction (3rd edition, 2008), A2 Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction and Framework Media: Channels, as well as co-editor of Communication Studies: The Essential Resource (2003) and Film Studies: the Essential Resource (2006).
Sarah Casey Benyahia is a teacher and examiner of Film and Media Studies. She is the author of Teaching Contemporary British Cinema (2005) and Teaching TV and Film Documentary (2008) and co-author of AS Film Studies: The Essential Introduction (2nd edition, 2008) and A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction (2nd edition, 2009).
Jacqui Shirley is a teacher in Stockport, Manchester and Principal Examiner for GCE Media Studies.
Peter Wall is Chair of Examiners for GCE Media Studies. He is co-author of AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction (3rd edition, 2008) and Framework Media: Channels (2004), co-editor of Media Studies: The Essential Resource (2004), Communication Studies: The Essential Resource and Film Studies: The Essential Resource (2006), and author of Media Studies for GCSE (2007).
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