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WJEC Film Studies AS > A2 Transition Unit

Rob Miller | Thursday October 30, 2014

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, EDUQAS A2, Analysis, Film Analysis, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Moving Image Production

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FilmEdu recommend that AS-A2 Transition is introduced on or around 18th May 2015, after FM2 examined unit is complete and after FM1 coursework has been assessed with the marks submitted to WJEC. For centres whose students stay on until the end of term, this means a valuable 8 weeks of study that can potentially mean the difference between grades in terms of final assessment.

During this period, students should enjoy, as much as expand their understanding of film culture - this is reflected in the range of activities. FilmEdu also offer during Transition An Introduction to A2 Film Studies half day or full day workshop which includes interactive clip based presentation that has received extremely positive feedback from staff and students, particularly in relation to preparation for A2 study.

Things to Do

Create your own film blog using either Blogger or WordPress.

  • Write clear headings – My Films, FM4 – World Cinema, FM4 – Spectatorship and FM4 – Single Film: Critical Study
  • Use the online utility to link your blogs to Facebook (the more interactive feedback you get, the better)
  • Sign up to MUBI or Letterboxd (film social networking sites).

Never mind multiplexes - go and experience a non-English language film at an independent cinema – there will be one near you, below is just a small regional UK sample.

  • London – Prince Charles/Curzon/Ritzy/BFI Southbank
  • Nottingham – Broadway
  • Cardiff – Chapter Arts Centre
  • Manchester – Cornerhouse
  • Bradford – National Media Museum
  • Belfast – Queen’s Theatre
  • Sheffield – Showroom Cinema
  • Bath – Picturehouse
  • Berkhamsted – The Rex
  • Birmingham – Electric
  • Leeds – Everyman

Write a report for your blog on your film experience answering the questions below (some students may have already experienced independent exhibition):

  1. Write a review of the film you saw – think about narrative, camerawork and visual style, music and sound,...

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