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Eduqas WJEC Set Films

Richard Gent | Thursday March 01, 2018

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC A2, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Hollywood Films, Non-Hollywood Films, World Cinema, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, A Level Film

Click to see our Revision Part 1: Knowledge Organisers

The exam reports from the Summer 2018 AS exams identified areas for development which may well be similar for the A Level students taking the exam this summer. I certainly identified with some of the issues as they were very similar to ones I had seen on the student attempts at the Mock exams.

  • A knowledge organiser (KO) sets out the important, useful and powerful knowledge on a topic on a single page.
  • Linked below are Knowledge Organisers for all of the films we have covered in detail through Case Studies, Workbooks and Comparison Studies plus the rest of the films on the specification. 

So each knowledge organiser has sections of the exam report under each of the headings we identified for exam responses. They don't have to use it and if you have other ideas do get in touch with Edusites but I found that this scaffolding offers my students pointers when working with the case study to identify the important information to memorise. 

Eduqas WJEC Specification Films

Component 1: Varieties of Film and Filmmaking

Films marked 'live!' are complete Edusites case studies

35% of Qualification

For this component, learners must study:

  • two Hollywood films, one from the Classical Hollywood period (1930 - 1960) and the other from the New Hollywood period (1961 - 1990) (comparative study)
  • two American films produced since 2005, one mainstream film and one contemporary independent film (two - film study)
  • two British films (two - film study)

Section A: Hollywood 1930 - 1990 (comparative study)

Group 1: Classical Hollywood

  • Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942) live!
    • Casablanca Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • The Lady from Shanghai (Welles,1947)
    • The Lady from Shanghai Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Johnny Guitar (Ray, 1954)
    • Johnny Guitar Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958) live!
    • Vertigo Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Some Like It Hot (Wilder, 1959) live!
    • Some Like It Hot Knowledge Organiser Template PDF

Group 2: New Hollywood

  • Bonnie and Clyde (Penn, 1967) live!
    • Bonnie and Clyde Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Forman, 1975) live!
    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979) live!
    • Apocalypse Now Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Blade Runner (Scott, 1982)* live!
    • Blade Runner Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Do the Right Thing (Lee, 1989) live!
    • Do the Right Thing Knowledge Organiser Template PDF

*To be studied in the Director’s Cut version, released 1992.

Section B: American Film Since 2005 (two-film study)

Group 1: Mainstream Film

  • No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers, 2007) live!
    • No Country for Old Men Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Inception (Nolan, 2010) live!
    • Inception Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Selma (Duvernay, 2013) live!
    • Selma Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Carol (Haynes, 2015) live!
    • Carol Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • La La Land (Chazelle, 2016) live!
    • La La Land Knowledge Organiser Template PDF

Group 2: Contemporary Independent Film (produced after 2010)

  • Winter’s Bone (Granik, 2010) live!
    • Winter’s Bone Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Frances Ha! (Baumbach, 2012)
    • Frances Ha! Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild (Zeitlin, 2012) live!
    • Beasts of the Southern Wild Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Boyhood (Linklater, 2015) live!
    • Boyhood Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Captain Fantastic (Ross, 2015)
    • Captain Fantastic Knowledge Organiser Template PDF

Section C: British Film Since 1995 (two-film study)

  • Secrets & Lies (Leigh, 1996) live!
    • Secrets & Lies Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Trainspotting (Boyle, 1996) live!
    • Trainspotting Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Sweet Sixteen (Loach, 2002) live!
    • Sweet Sixteen Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Shaun of the Dead (Wright, 2004) live!
    • Shaun of the Dead Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • This is England (Meadows, 2006) live!
    • This is England Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Moon (Jones, 2009)
    • Moon Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Fish Tank (Arnold, 2009)
    • Fish Tank Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • We Need to Talk about Kevin (Ramsay, 2011)
    • We Need to Talk about Kevin Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Sightseers (Wheatley, 2012) live!
    • Sightseers Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Under the Skin (Glazer, 2013) live!
    • Under the Skin Knowledge Organiser Template PDF

Component 2: Global Filmmaking Perspectives

35% of Qualification

For this component, learners must study:

  • two non - English language films, one European and one from outside Europe (two - film study)
  • one documentary film
  • one film option from a 1920s silent film movement
  • one film option from an experimental film movement

Section A: Global Film (two-film study)

Group 1: European film

  • Life is Beautiful (Benigni, Italy, 1997)
    • Life is Beautiful Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Pan’s Labyrinth (Del Toro, Spain, 2006) live!
    • Pan’s Labyrinth Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Schnabel, France, 2007) live!
    • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Ida (Pawlikowski, Poland, 2013)
    • Ida Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Mustang (Erguven, France/Turkey, 2015)
    • Mustang Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Victoria (Schipper, Germany, 2015)
    • Victoria Knowledge Organiser Template PDF

Group 2: Outside Europe

  • Dil Se (Ratnam, India, 1998)
    • Dil Se Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • City of God (Meirelles, Brazil, 2002) live!
    • City of God Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • House of Flying Daggers (Zhang, China, 2004) live!
    • House of Flying Daggers Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Timbuktu (Sissako, Mauritania, 2014)
    • Timbuktu Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Wild Tales (Szifron, Argentina, 2014)
    • Wild Tales Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Taxi Tehran (Panahi, Iran, 2015)
    • Taxi Tehran Knowledge Organiser Template PDF

Section B: Documentary Film (single-film study)

Resource: Analysing a Documentary Film

  • Sisters in Law (Ayisi and Longinotto, Cameroon and UK, 2005)
    • Sisters in Law Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • The Arbor (Barnard, UK, 2010)
    • The Arbor Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Stories We Tell (Polley, Canada, 2012) live!
    • Stories We Tell Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • 20,000 Days on Earth (Forsyth and Pollard, UK, 2014)
    • 20,000 Days on Earth Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Amy (Kapadia, UK, 2005)
    • Amy Knowledge Organiser Template PDF

Section C: Film Movements - Silent Cinema (single-film study)

  • One Week (1920), American Silent Comedy
    • One Week Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • The Scarecrow (1920), American Silent Comedy
    • The Scarecrow Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • The ‘High Sign’ (1921), American Silent Comedy
    • The ‘High Sign’ Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Cops (1922) (Keaton, US), American Silent Comedy
    • Cops Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Strike (Eisenstein, USSR, 1924), Soviet Montage
    • Strike Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Sunrise (Murnau, US, 1927), German Expressionism
    • Sunrise Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Spies (Lang, Germany, 1928), German Expressionism
    • Spies Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Man with a Movie Camera (Vertov, USSR, 1928) Constructivism and modernism live!
    • Man with a Movie Camera Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • A Propos de Nice (Vigo, France, 1930), Constructivism and modernism
    • A Propos de Nice Knowledge Organiser Template PDF

Section D: Film Movements - Experimental Film 1960-2000 (single-film study)

  • Vivre sa vie (Godard, France, 1962), 1960s European avant-garde
    • Vivre sa vie Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Daisies (Chytilova, Czechoslovakia, 1965), 1960s European avant-garde
    • Daisies Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Saute ma ville (Akerman, Belgium, 1968), 1960s European avant-garde
    • Saute ma ville Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, US, 1994), Postmodern film in the 1990s live!
    • Pulp Fiction Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Fallen Angels (Wong, Hong Kong, 1995), East Asian new wave
    • Fallen Angels Knowledge Organiser Template PDF
  • Timecode (Figgis, US, 2000), Digital experimentation
    • Timecode Knowledge Organiser Template PDF

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