Topic on a Page: Theoretical Perspectives for A Level Media Studies

Specially designed to be used across all boards for the 2017 A Level Media Studies specifications

Encourage your students to be analytical learners and give them the confidence to support their exam responses with a sound understanding of the prescribed A Level Media theories.

These visual and engaging A3 (photocopiable) revision posters cover the key theorists and concepts in a student-friendly, easy-to-understand approach, ensuring students have all the knowledge they need to excel in this particularly tricky area of the exam.

All key theories covered:
  1. Semiotics (Media Language) – Roland Barthes (Media Language)
  2. Narratology (Media Language) – Tzvetan Todorov
  3. Genre Theory (Media Language) – Steven Neale
  4. Structuralism (Media Language) – Claude Lévi-Strauss
  5. Postmodernism (Media Language) – Jean Baudrillard
  6. Theories of Representation (Media Representation) – Stuart Hall
  7. Theories of Identity (Media Representation) – David Gauntlett
  8. Feminist Theory (Media Representation) – Liesbet van Zoonen
  9. Feminist Theory (Media Representation) – bell hooks
  10. Gender Performativity (Media Representation) – Judith Butler
  11. Ethnicity and Postcolonial Theory (Media Representation) – Paul Gilroy
  12. Power and Media Industries (Media Audiences) – Curran and Seaton
  13. Regulation (Media Audiences) – Livingstone and Lunt
  14. Cultural Industries (Media Audiences) – David Hesmondhalgh
  15. Media Effects (Media Audiences) – Albert Bandura
  16. Cultivation Theory (Media Audiences) – George Gerbner
  17. Reception Theory (Media Audiences) – Stuart Hall
  18. Fandom (Media Audiences) – Henry Jenkins
  19. End of Audience (Media Audiences) – Clay Shirky

Each topic summary is provided as:

  1. A complete Revision Poster
  2. A partially complete Activity Poster with focused and varied tasks for structured revision (in both A3 and A4 format!)
  • Concise notes covering key knowledge and terminology students need for the exam
  • Clear and relevant examples illustrating challenging concepts
  • Presented in an engaging and easy-to-access format – perfect for visual learners

Facilitates manageable revision…

  • Hand out at the end of the course or topic for revision and consolidation
  • Assign partially completed posters as in-class activities or homeworks
  • Display in classroom or use as place mats as visual cues