GCSE (9–1) Eduqas Teaching Packs for Component 1 Section A and B

Puts everything in one place... I absolutely would use it.L Bird, Media Studies Teacher and Independent Reviewer

This detailed scheme of work is ready to pick up and teach, with clearly structured lesson plans and stimulating activities for Component 1 Section A and Section B of the 2017 GCSE Eduqas specification.

What’s included? Here goes… Advertising; Anchorage; Barthes’ Enigma Codes; Bias; Blumler and Katz’s Uses and Gratifications Theory; Branding; Circulation and Readership; Codes and Conventions; Connotation and Denotation; Demographics; Feminism; Franchises; Gender; Genre, Subgenres and Hybrids; Icons; Ideologies; Index; Intertextuality; Key Issues and Movements; Key Terminology; Laura Mulvey’s Male Gaze; Magazines; Marketing; Media Contexts; Media Language; Media Representation; Narrative; Newspapers; Political Ideology; Repetition and Variation; Rule of Thirds; Selection, Construction and Mediation; Semiotics; Set Product Analysis; Sign, Signified, Signifier; Social Class; Stereotypes; Stuart Hall’s Audience Reception Theory; Symbols; Tabloids and Broadsheets; Tag Lines and Slogans; Target Audiences; Unseen Products; Use of Celebrity; Values; Vladimir Propp’s Narrative Theory

Includes: ✪ Lesson Outcomes ✪ Starters ✪ Main Tasks
✪ Extension Tasks ✪ Plenaries ✪ Homeworks

  • Everything you need – all resources are provided, including write-on worksheets and engaging PowerPoints
  • Full spec coverage – analyses all set products against the theoretical framework and applies relevant theories
  • Adapt by ability – the four forms can be taught in any order for maximum flexibility, plus suggestions for differentiation are provided
  • Exam preparation – practice questions given for every form – includes unseen products!

Plus! Full indicative content for easy marking

Note: This pack assumes students have already covered the basics of the theoretical framework with our ‘Intro Pack’.
Builds learners’ skills from a basic level of understanding to a more detailed one, providing stretch and challenge for higher ability levels but still being accessible for lower ability. The wide range of activities will suit all learning styles and keep learners engaged.S Backhouse, Media Teacher and Independent Reviewer

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (8495)

Amazing! Definitely get it! It’s so worth it because everything you need is all in one place! Very detailed and easy to use for a variety of different purposes. Completely matches the new Eduqas specification." - H Parmenter, HoD and Independent Reviewer

Excellent resource! It is detailed, clear and contains useful print outs and hand outs. Particularly good for a subject that is also very visual. There is a good level of humour in the resource which goes well with the contemporary study of classic media forms. The PowerPoints are also of a very high quality, with content and animations designed to a high standard with the learners in mind.' - M Toogood, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

'A very thorough and comprehensive set of lesson plans and accompanying resources, which meets the requirements of the new specification well and offers a range of different tasks to suit all learners. The thorough way in which the different topics within the scheme have been planned means that learners will gain a deep understanding of the theoretical framework and key concepts, rather than superficial knowledge of the surface meanings of the texts. I particularly liked the 'further information' sections in the lesson plans, which I feel will be very helpful - particularly for a non-specialist or for someone teaching this specification for the first time. Also, the differentiation tips and extension tasks are very useful - especially for the typical teacher who is very hard-pressed for time! I also really liked the exam style questions at the end of each topic, and the answer sheets provided at the end of the resource. The lesson plans themselves are clear and easy to follow, and the accompanying PowerPoints are very attractively presented, and vary for each topic which is more likely to keep learners engaged (and helps to signal every time a new topic is begun).

These lessons are of high quality, resources helpful and I think for many teachers (who may not be gamers) this is a really user friendly set of PowerPoints, worksheets and lesson plans to help with delivery. Well suited to GCSE audience. Exam questions given at the end of each section are appropriate and ‘realistic’ in terms of what the exam board may ask." - L Bird, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (8304)

Amazing! It’s so worth getting! It saves so much time as the resources can be used in a variety of ways. Perfectly matches the Eduqas specification also." - H Parmenter, HoD and Independent Reviewer

'A good scheme [which] helped further my own understanding across all four sets of texts. Puts everything in one place for Comp 1, Sect A and I absolutely would buy/use it. Suggested differentiation for delivery of exam resources in lesson plans is helpful. Marks schemes match those in the specification [and] the bullet points of appropriate responses are focussed and helpful. PowerPoints are very pupil friendly and well-designed. Learning outcomes on each are stated very clearly. Different learning styles are being catered for. Good variety of group tasks, discussion on p/p slides, matching and gap filling are all evident.' – L Bird Media Studies Teacher

‘Would you purchase this resource? Without hesitation: it is excellent! A well-structured and carefully thought-out scheme of work for the first of the exam components [with] a very good use of the set products and other related products, which will allow learners to apply their knowledge to the exam, but also to independently practise applying it to a wider range of texts. The wide range of activities included will work well to suit all learning styles and keep learners engaged. I also particularly like the range and variation in type of homework activities. The scheme of work builds learners’ skills from a basic level of understanding to a more detailed one, providing stretch and challenge for higher ability levels but still being accessible for lower ability students. Lessons effectively introduce terminology to students in an intuitive way, which will allow them to retain and recall the information. The inclusion of more challenging material and theory (for example, Barthes’ enigma codes) will allow students to achieve the top grade. The exam focus lessons at the end of each ‘mini-topic’ within the scheme include useful exam practice questions, with clear advice given on suggestions for differentiating these lessons to suit all learners.’ – S Backhouse, Media Teacher and Independent Reviewer