Author: Mandy Esseen,Martin Phillips,Anne Riley
Category: General certificate of education examination (Great Britain)
Providing comprehensive coverage of key concepts and the demands of the AQA exam, this title explains the processes, skills and knowledge students need to succeed at this level.
The Essential Introduction
Author: Sarah Casey Benyahia,Freddie Gaffney,John White
Category: Performing Arts
A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction gives students the confidence to tackle every part of the WJEC A2 Level Film Studies course. The authors, who have wide ranging experience as teachers, examiners and authors, introduce students step by step, to the skills involved in the study of film. The second edition has been re-designed and re-written to follow the new WJEC A2 syllabus for 2009 teaching onwards and is supported by a companion website at www.alevelfilmstudies.co.uk offering further advice and activities. There is a chapter for each exam topic including: The small scale research project The creative project Aspects of a national cinema - Bollywood; Iranian; Japanese; and Mexican International Film Styles - German and/or Soviet; Surrealism; Neo-Realism; and New Waves Specialist studies - Urban Stories; and Empowering Women Spectatorship topics - Early cinema before 1917; Documentary; Experimental and expanded film/video; and Popular film and emotional responses The single film critical study - every film covered Specifically designed to be user friendly, the second edition of A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction has a new text design to make the book easy to follow, includes more than sixty colour images and is packed with features such as: case studies relevant to the 2009 specification activities on films like All About My Mother, 10, Vertigo and City of God key terms example exam questions suggestions for further reading and website resources. Matched to the current WJEC specification, A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction covers everything students need to study as part of the course.
text, industry, audience
Author: Barbara Connell
Publisher: Auteur Pub
Category: Performing Arts
Featuring the input of highly experienced instructors, this exciting textbook explroes key concepts and develops students analytical, research, and production skills. Each chapter advances the students' knowledge and understanding through a series of developmental assignments and a variety of approaches. Contributors employ a range of different media forms and platforms to consider textual analysis, and they study representation from the point of view of the position and response of audiences and users. A section outlining approaches to production work considers the creation of texts in different media forms, and practical advice aides in developing research skills. A series of industry case studies focus particularly on television shows (including The Wire), film, computer games, advertising, magazines, and newspapers.
Author: Joanne Hollows
Publisher: Teach Yourself
Category: Social Science
Written by an academic and researcher with over twenty years' experience in teaching and convening Media Studies courses, Media Studies: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like case studies, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors the way Media Studies is taught on many university courses. Chapters include essential coverage of the history, organization and production of the media industries, and regulation of the media. The analysis of media texts is covered in detail, as are the issues of identity and gender, the idea of globalization and the shifting face of social media in its many contexts.
Author: Joy White,Chris Owens,Ed Pawson
Publisher: Hodder Education
Bring out the best in every student, enabling them to develop in-depth subject knowledge with this accessible and engaging Student's Book, created for the 2016 specification by a team of subject specialists and the leading Religious Studies publisher. - Helps students of all abilities fulfil their potential and increase their understanding through clear, detailed explanations of the key content and concepts - Motivates students to build and cement their knowledge and skills using a range of imaginative, innovative activities that support learning and revision - Provides a variety of quotes from sources of authority that students can draw on to enhance their responses and extend their learning - Encourages students to make links between the world religions and philosophical and ethical issues so they develop a holistic view of religion in modern Britain - Prepares students for examination with a rich bank of exam-style questions, guidance on how to improve responses and student-friendly assessment criteria - Enables you to teach unfamiliar topics and systematic studies confidently with clear explanations of Christian, Catholic Christian, Islamic and Judaic beliefs and practices, verified by faith organisations WJEC Eduqas GCSE RS Component 1: Religious, philosophical and ethical studies in the Modern World 1 Issues of Relationship 2 Issues of Life and Death 3 Issues of Good and Evil 4 Issues of Human Rights Component 2: 5 Beliefs and teachings 6 Christianity: Practices Component 3: Study of a World Faith - Islam 7 Islam: Beliefs and teachings 8 Islam: Practices Component 3: Study of a World Faith - Judaism 9 Judaism: Beliefs and teachings 10 Judaism: Practices
Author: Elspeth Stevenson,Maggie Andrews
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
AQA Media Studies is the only set of resources to have been developed with and exclusively endorsed by AQA, making them the first choice to support the new AQA specification for AS and A2. This textbook provides all the required content and support for student and teacher. Short, focused activities reinforce learning, increase knowledge and skills, help develop critical understanding of the media and highlight the importance of terminology and key terms. With a range of truly blended resources, AQA Media Studies offers complete coverage and support through a variety of printed and electronic media. Get the most from your AQA Media Studies A2 Studenta s Book with blended online resources delivered via kerboodle! You can personalise your studentsa learning and track their progress online, whilst giving them the benefit of 24-hour access. Additional Information: Analysis and Discussion Tools Videos Revision Quizzes Exam Question Practice... and much, much more!
Six princlipes to support great teaching and learning
Author: Shaun Allison,Andy Tharby,Doug Lemov
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
Packed with practical teaching strategies, Making Every Lesson Count bridges the gap between research findings and classroom practice. Shaun Allison and Andy Tharby examine the evidence behind what makes great teaching and explore how to implement this in the classroom to make a difference to learning. They distil teaching and learning down into six core principles - challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning - and show how these can inspire an ethos of excellence and growth, not only in individual classrooms but across a whole school too. Combining robust evidence from a range of fields with the practical wisdom of experienced, effective classroom teachers, the book is a complete toolkit of strategies that teachers can use every lesson to make that lesson count. There are no gimmicky ideas here - just high impact, focused teaching that results in great learning, every lesson, every day. To demonstrate how attainable this is, the book contains a number of case studies from a number of professionals who are successfully embedding a culture of excellence and growth in their schools. Making Every Lesson Count offers an evidence-informed alternative to restrictive Ofsted-driven definitions of great teaching, empowering teachers to deliver great lessons and celebrate high-quality practice. Suitable for all teachers - including trainee teachers, NQTs, and experienced teachers - who want quick and easy ways to enhance their practice and make every lesson count.
Theories and Approaches
Author: Dan Laughey
Publisher: Oldacastle Books
Category: Social Science
With TV, internet, phone, radio, movies, music, magazines, and newspapers—just to name a few—how does one begin to understand today’s all-embracing media culture? In this book, all the key issues and debates in media studies are covered in a lively and accessible style, including the main features of global media corporations and approaches to the study of media effects, consumer power, celebrity, journalism, and new media. From surveillance to simulation, genre to gender, political economy to the postmodern, the reader will be guided through a matrix of intellectual endeavor on all media matters. Whether for a student, researcher, or practitioner, this handy reference guide offers a journey through a complex but fascinating subject.
Author: Michael Rodgers
Target success in OCR A Level Media Studies with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; clear guidance is combined with exam-style questions and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge and skills. With My Revision Notes every student can: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Practise the enquiry, critical thinking and analytical skills they need, with 'Test yourself' questions and answers for Components 1 and 2 - Understand what the examiner is looking for by comparing answers to sample student responses with commentary from experienced Media Studies teachers - Improve exam technique through expert tips, exam preparation advice and examples of typical mistakes to avoid - Revise, remember and accurately use key terms with definitions alongside the text for quick and easy reference - Feel confident undertaking the non-exam assessment (NEA), using a checklist for the 'Making media' production task in Component 3
Author: Alan Brown,Bob Digby,Val Davis
Publisher: Hodder Education
Help your students develop enquiring minds as they learn the geographical knowledge and skills they need through the enquiries of the new OCR B specification which include and up-to-date case studies, a wide range of activities and exam-style questions developed to support and stretch students of all abilities. - Supports students of all abilities through differentiated activities including scaffolded questions and extension questions. - Highlights opportunities for fieldwork throughout the book, and includes guidance on carrying out fieldwork. - Develops students' geographical skills including activities and clear explanations of how to use mathematical and statistical skills. - Helps students gain confidence for the exam with a variety of exam-style practice questions at different levels, with tips on how to approach them.
The Essential Introduction for AQA
Author: Peter Wall,Philip Rayner
Category: Social Science
AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for AQA is fully revised for the current specification with full colour throughout, over 100 images, new case studies and examples. The authors introduce students step-by-step to the skills of reading media texts, and address key concepts such as genre, representation, media institutions and media audiences as well as taking students through the tasks expected of them to pass the AQA AS Media Studies exam. The book is supplemented with a companion website at www.asmediastudies.co.uk featuring additional activities and resources, further new case studies such as music and sport, clear instructions on producing different media, quizzes and tests. Areas covered include: an introduction to studying the media the key concepts across print, broadcast and e-media media institutions audiences and the media case studies such as Heroes, Nuts, and The Daily Mail guided textual analysis of real media on the website and within the book research and how to do it preparing for exams a production guide and how to respond to a brief. AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for AQA clearly guides students through the course and gives them the tips they need to become proficient media producers as well as media analysts.