AS & A2 Media Studies: The Essential Revision Guide for AQA is a comprehensively updated new edition offering advice and guidance to help students pass AS and A2 Media Studies.
Written by a team of experienced teachers and examiners, the book offers clear and engaging pathways through all the areas covered in the Media Studies curriculum, providing students with:
• Revision Activities
• Exam Tips and reminders
• Definitions of key terms
• Past paper questions
• References to examiners reports.
The authors also offer essential background information to help Media Studies students understand wider contexts and theoretical perspectives, as well as giving the lowdown on how exams are marked, how to manage self-study and approaching final examinations.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction Getting the best from this book What kind of student are you? Preparing for exams Part 2 AS Media Studies: An Overview How is GCE different from GCSE? Help Making examiners happy MEST1 Section A MEST1 Section B Part 3 The challenge of A2 Wider contexts Theoretical perspectives Synopticity What kind of student have you become? Revising for A2 exams MEST3 Section A MEST3 Section B Part 4 How exams are marked Not happy with your grade Resources Conclusion
Antony Bateman has taught Media and Film Studies for fourteen years and was formerly Diploma Programme Director for Creative and Media in Rochdale. He is co-author of A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for AQA (second edition, 2010), AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for WJEC (2011) and A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for WJEC (2010).
Sarah Casey Benyahia is a Media and Film Studies teacher at Colchester Sixth Form College. She is a senior examiner for one of the major assessment boards and the co-author of several textbooks, including A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for AQA (second edition, 2010), AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for WJEC (2011) and A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for WJEC (2010) and AS and A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction (2009).
Claire Mortimer has been involved in teaching Media and Film Studies for over 20 years. She has had extensive experience as an Assistant Examiner for Media Studies. She is the author of the Routledge Film Guidebook: Romantic Comedy (2010), and co-author of AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for WJEC (2011) and Doing Film (2012).
Peter Wall has over 40 years of experience of teaching in further and higher education and providing support for schools and colleges. He has held a number of senior examining positions for awarding bodies and currently acts as Chair of Examiners for GCE and GCSE Media Studies for a major awarding body. He is the author of several textbooks for Media Studies and related disciplines in addition to his role as series editor for Routledge Essentials.