WJEC GCSE 2018 topic: Revision Guide for TV Newspaper and News Websites

WJEC GCSE 2018 topic: Revision Guide for TV Newspaper and News Websites

Ensure students are fully prepared for the exam, from key terms to analysis and pre-production skills.

  • Key terms activities give students the language they need to discuss the exam topic
  • Step-by-step analysis of newspapers and news websites, focusing on key aspects of representation, audience and genre
  • Key information the newspapers and news websites industry and promotion – plus plenty of design practice

Essential Practice

  • Exam-style questions & pre-production tasks
  • Annotated sample answers help them to recognise what makes a good answer

Specifically written for the GCSE WJEC 2018 exam – every page is relevant!

‘It really helped me get my head around web-based drama – before this I had no idea idea where to start.’ – T Wilkes, Head of Expressive Arts, Fakenham High School, Customer

‘FANTASTIC! Buy it – we do every year and it has really impacted on our teaching & results.’ – N Ayres, Head of Media Studies & Customer

‘Motivates and encourages students to revise independently.’
– R Logue, HoD & Customer

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GCSE WJEC Teaching Pack 2018 – TV News and News Websites

GCSE WJEC Media Studies Teaching Pack - TV News and News Websites

Detailed 19-lesson SoW designed specifically for the WJEC 2018 exam topic.

  • Detailed Lesson Plans, Handouts & Worksheets
  • Answers, Exemplars and PowerPoints Provided
  • ‘Info sheet’ handouts relate all the key concepts to TV News and Websites.
  • AfL tasks throughout for self and peer assessment

Structured lesson plans and all associated resources provided.

  • Exam-focused theory, analysis and stimulating activities throughout.
  • Regular analysis tasks and exemplars for Section A
  • Thorough practice of creative tasks for Section B

Contemporary texts thoroughly researched to ensure you cover every aspect of the topic!

ALL DIRECTLY RELEVANT TO TV News and News Websites

“The exam is at the centre of it and all work is relevant and yet interesting… Opportunities for peer assessment are well-directed and clear… each type of question is dealt with thoroughly… Enables pupils to know what the examiner is looking for and how to get the marks. The exploration of how meaning is created through construction and editing gives the kids an A* approach to textual analysis… The Web-Based Drama work is excellent… every conceivable relevant theory is there to give them the edge in the exam… As an educational resource I wouldn’t want to be without it!”
K Chanter, Head of Media Studies & Independent Reviewer (previous edition)

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GCSE WJEC Teaching Pack: Introduction to Media

GCSE 9-1 OCR Teaching Pack: Introduction to Media

Gauge student understanding and build up the basics

This stimulating and detailed six-lesson scheme of work familiarises students with the framework and key terminology via structured starters, activities and plenaries. Pick up and teach as introductory lessons or taster sessions – the perfect foundation for GCSE media.

Every lesson includes:

  • Fun, creative and engaging worksheets and PowerPoint activities such as symbol and advert creation – great for visual and weaker learners
  • Full indicative content for easy marking and peer- or self-assessment

Makes theory relevant and accessible using products students buy, shows they watch, and signs they recognise.

Price is £34 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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GCSE 9-1 OCR Teaching Pack: Introduction to Media

GCSE 9-1 OCR Teaching Pack: Introduction to Media

Gauge student understanding and build up the basics

This stimulating and detailed six-lesson scheme of work familiarises students with the framework and key terminology via structured starters, activities and plenaries. Pick up and teach as introductory lessons or taster sessions – the perfect foundation for GCSE media.

Every lesson includes:

  • Fun, creative and engaging worksheets and PowerPoint activities such as symbol and advert creation – great for visual and weaker learners
  • Full indicative content for easy marking and peer- or self-assessment

Makes theory relevant and accessible using products students buy, shows they watch, and signs they recognise.

Price is £34 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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GCSE 9-1 AQA Teaching Pack: Introduction to Media

GCSE 9-1 AQA Teaching Pack: Introduction to Media

Gauge student understanding and build up the basics

This stimulating and detailed six-lesson scheme of work familiarises students with the framework and key terminology via structured starters, activities and plenaries. Pick up and teach as introductory lessons or taster sessions – the perfect foundation for GCSE media.

Every lesson includes:

  • Fun, creative and engaging worksheets and PowerPoint activities such as symbol and advert creation – great for visual and weaker learners
  • Full indicative content for easy marking and peer- or self-assessment

Makes theory relevant and accessible using products students buy, shows they watch, and signs they recognise.

Price is £34 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Practice Papers for GCSE AQA 2018: Serial TV Dramas

Practice Papers for GCSE AQA 2018: Serial TV Dramas

GCSE AQA Practice Papers for the annual topic

‘As close as you are going to get to the real
thing…

All teachers of the spec need materials like
this!’


L Bird, Head of Media & Independent Reviewer

3 Practice Papers for the exam topic

Fully prepare your students to succeed in the exam!

  • Theory tasks test all key concepts
  • Variety of design tasks covering web, print, storyboard &
    script
  • Original papers in the latest exam style – not available from
    AQA

Everything you need:

  • 3 practice papers with pre-release briefs
  • Student-friendly mark schemes – great for self-assessment!
  • Full sample answers for 2 papers at different levels
    A*–C
  • NEW ‘What’s the Examiner Thinking’ sections with detailed
    examiner-style commentary

I love it!…It’s so useful to have mock exam papers
written for the actual exam topic… Accurate mock exam papers
are invaluable…Practical tasks spread across all skills
required…the mark scheme is written in pupil speak giving them
clear ideas of how to get the best answers.’ L Bird, Head
of Media & Independent Reviewer

‘The best ZigZag resource I’ve ever purchased.’
L Jessop, Head of Media & Independent
Reviewer

ZigZag Education is not affiliated with DCSF, Pearson,
Edexcel, OCR, AQA, WJEC or CEA in any way nor is this publication
authorised by, associated with, sponsored by or endorsed by these
institutions.

‘I love it!…It’s so useful to have mock exam papers written for the actual exam topic… Accurate mock exam papers are invaluable…Practical tasks spread across all skills required…the mark scheme is written in pupil speak giving them clear ideas of how to get the best answers.’ –
L Bird, Head of Media & Independent Reviewer

Price is £54 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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GCSE AQA Revision Guide for Serial TV Dramas (2018 exam topic)

GCSE AQA Revision Guide for Serial TV Dramas (2018 exam topic)

Ensure students are fully prepared for the exam, from key terms to analysis and pre-production skills.

  • Key terms activities give students the language they need to discuss the exam topics
  • Step-by-step analysis of the topic, structured by key concept

Essential Practice

  • Exam-style questions & pre-production tasks
  • Annotated sample answers help them to recognise what makes a good answer

Specifically written for the GCSE AQA exams – every page is relevant!

‘A great resource for both learners and facilitators – you can’t go wrong if you buy this one!’ – J Stenner, Head of Media, Examiner & Independent Reviewer (2015 guide)


‘Thorough, detailed, will save teachers so much preparation time. Liked the annotated examples of texts (magazine covers and websites); liked the sample exam answers with suggestions as to how they could be improved; liked the focus on terminology. Very good preparation for the Music press exam (GCSE AQA)… Matches the requirements of the spec very effectively… giving lots of exam advice and practice… Very nice to see star theory covered for this topic.’ – S Mills, Media Studies Teacher & Independent Reviewer

Price is £89 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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