A Level Year 1 and 2 Eduqas Learning Grids: Component 1

Topics Covered:
  1. Media Language
  2. Representation
  3. Media Industries
  4. Audiences
  5. Set Products (Beyoncé, Dizzie Rascal, Vance Joy, ‘Straight Outta Compton’, ‘I, Daniel Blake’, ‘Late Night Woman’s Hour’, The Daily Mirror, The Times, ‘Assassin’s Creed’, ‘Tide’, ‘Rain for Good’, ‘Kiss of the Vampire’)

A brilliant idea designed to support less-academic students. Students have to read their textbook/notes to complete a grid of questions in topic-by-topic order. Cross-referenced to the ZigZag Course Companion and to the endorsed textbook to ensure a full and structured understanding of the spec.

Requires minimal preparation and interaction from the teacher: ideal for cover lessons or homework

Working alone or in pairs, with or without their books, every student can engage with this resource. A godsend for students who find it difficult to absorb information in class!

  • Questions cover all assessment objectives – developing students’ ability to demonstrate understanding and apply knowledge
  • Full specification coverage – great for using as revision notes
  • Particularly supports 'hands-on' learners who need to write down information to absorb it

Pack includes question-only grids and answer versions for easy marking.

Plus! Extension tasks challenge students to create links to unseen media types – perfect for exam practice!

Cross–referenced against both ZigZag Education 2017 AS Level Eduqas Course Companion for Component 1

WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS, by Christine Bell and Lucas Johnson (Illuminate Publishing, 2017, ISBN 978-1-911208-10-5)

ZigZag Education 2017 A Level Year 1 and 2 Eduqas Course Companion for Component 1

WJEC/Eduqas Media Studies for A Level Year 2 & A2, by Christine Bell and Lucas Johnson (Illuminate Publishing, 2018, ISBN 978-1-911208-11-2)
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (9625)
'A well structured and well thought out independent study/revision resource... It matches the A Level specification very well and builds on students’ knowledge of the Component 1 set products and related theories in a very comprehensive way... The resource guides the students to gather the relevant information contained in different places within the course companion and the textbook, and assimilate it in a different order, which will aid consolidation of the knowledge and deepen understanding... The level of detail contained in the completed answer grids, and the way it is structured into two sections (the theoretical framework first and then the set products) is excellent... There are useful re-caps on the theories and content studied in Year 1, and where new information is introduced this is helpfully colour-coded.' - S Backhouse, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (8699)
'A very well structured and well thought out independent study/revision resource. It matches the AS specification very well and covers all of the content of Component 1 in a very comprehensive way. It guides the students to gather the relevant information contained in different places within the course companion and the text book, and assimilate it in a different order, which will aid consolidation of the knowledge and deepen understanding. I particularly liked the level of detail contained in the completed answer grids, and the way it was structured into two sections (the theoretical framework first and then the set products).' S Backhouse, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
"Multi purpose use... A good resource for building knowledge – utilising the key points in the text book so interprets the specification well... This would also make a good revision exercise for the set products and good pre-reading for the theoretical framework." E Richardson, Teacher and Independent Reviewer