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 WJEC A2 Media Studies syllabus. Individual chapters, written by experienced teachers and examiners cover the following key areas:
• Introduction: From AS to A2
• 1. Key Concepts: genre, narrative, representation, audience
• 2. Developing Textual Analysis
• 3. Theoretical Perspectives
• 4. Passing MS4: Text, Industry and Audience
• 5. Passing MS3: Media Investigation and Production
Specially designed to be user-friendly, A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for WJEC includes activities, key terms, case studies, sample exam questions and over 120 full colour images.
Table of Contents
Selected Contents: Figure List Acknowledgements How to Use This Book Introduction: From AS to A2 PART 1: Media Theories, Concepts and Issues 1. Key Concepts: genre, narrative, representation, audience 2. Developing Textual Analysis 3. Theoretical Perspectives PART 2: Preparing for the WJEC Units 4. Passing MS4: Text, Industry, Audience 5. Passing MS3: Media Investigation and Production Epilogue Glossary Bibliography Index
Peter Wall is Chair of Examiners for GCE Media Studies, GCE Communication Studies, GCSE Media Studies, Applied GCSE Media and the Creative and Media Diploma. He is co-editor of Media Studies: The Essential Resource (2004), Communication Studies: The Essential Resource and Film Studies: The Essential Resource (2006), co-author of AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction (3rd edition, 2008), A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction (2005) and Framework Media: Channels (2004) and author of Media Studies for GCSE (2007).
Peter Bennett is Chief Examiner for GCE Communication Studies and Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Education where he teaches prospective new teachers. He previously taught Film, English and Communication Studies at Rowley Regis College. He is the co-author of AS Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction (3rd edition, 2008), A2 Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction, A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction (2005) and Framework Media: Channels (English and Media 11-14), 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).
Antony Bateman is Head of Media and Film Studies at Wardle High School and Rochdale 14-19 Creative & Media Diploma Programme Director.
‘This book will be an indispensable guide to the subject for both students and teachers. Some inspiring case studies and useful guidance to relevant theory and subject content makes this textbook essential reading. This is exactly what is needed to achieve exam success in the WJEC specification for A level Media Studies.’ Claire Mortimer, Colchester Sixth Form College