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Legacy OCR A Level Film Studies »

Richard Gent | Wednesday January 17, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, Legacy

New OCR A Level Film Studies Resources

We are developing a series of new resources for the new A Level Film Studies specs. These include an overview planner, teaching guide, online slides, student workbook and a glossary.

Legacy Resources

Welcome to Edusites Film’s comprehensive resources and materials link covering every aspect of the OCR AS and A2 Film Studies specification.

Studying film is a skill and a pleasure for both students and teachers...

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Legacy Eduqas WJEC A Level Film Studies »

Richard Gent | Wednesday August 24, 2011

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS AS, EDUQAS A2, Hot Entries, Legacy

Legacy Resources

Welcome to Edusites Film’s comprehensive resources and materials link covering every aspect of the WJEC AS and A2 Film Studies specification.

Studying film is a skill and a pleasure for both students and teachers focussing on key areas of academic study and we like to think we have covered all bases. This includes in depth schemes of work with embedded links, mini student schemes of work, student guides and many, many, many case studies...

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Last Minute Mock Exam Questions - OCR H410/02 Critical Approaches to Film »

Emily Prentice | Monday June 03, 2019

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

Section A - Contemporary British and US Film

  • ‘The director is the film’s auteur, the central source of meaning’.  To what extent you agree with this claim in relation to examples from one British film and one US film you have studied.
  • To what extent has digital technology transformed storytelling in films?  Discuss  in relation to examples from one British film and one US film you have studied.

Section B - Documentary

  • How does the social /...
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Last Minute Mock Exam Questions - OCR H410/01 Film History »

Emily Prentice | Monday June 03, 2019

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2

Section A - Film Form in US Cinema from the Silent Era to 1990

Answer Questions 1 and 2

  • With reference to a sequence from the film made between 1930-1960 which you have studied, explain how mise-en-scene has been used to create meaning in the sequence.
  • With reference to a sequence from the film made between 1961-1990 which you have studied, explain how performance has been used to create meaning in the sequence.

Answer either Question 3 or Question...

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Last Minute Questions Eduqas Component 2 - Global Filmmaking Perspectives »

Emily Prentice | Monday June 03, 2019

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Component 2 Global Filmmaking Perspectives, Section A (Global Film Two Film Study), Section B (Documentary Film), Section C (Film Movements Silent Cinema), Section D (Film Movements Experimental Film 1960 – 2000), A Level Film

Section A:  Global Film (two-film study)

  • 1(a)     With close reference to the two films you have studied, explore how either cinematography or sound create meaning.
  • 1(b)     With close reference to the two films you have studied, explore how either mise-en-scene or performance create meaning

Section B: Documentary Film

  • 2(a)     How is one filmmaker’s theory of documentary evident in the choices made in the use of editing and sound in the...
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Last Minute Questions Eduqas Component 1 - Varieties of Film and Filmmaking »

Emily Prentice | Monday June 03, 2019

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Component 1 Varieties of Film and Filmmaking, Section A (Hollywood 1930-1990 Comparative Study), Section B (American film since 2005 Two Film Study), Section C (British film since 1995 Two Film Study, Mock Exams, A Level Mock Exams, A Level Film

Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990 (comparative study)

  • 1(a)     Compare how far your chosen films can be understood  as the work of auteur directors.
  • 1(b)     Compare how your chosen films represent gender in the selection and combinations made in cinematography and mise-en-scene.

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

  • 2(a)     How far do your chosen films enable diversity in spectator response?  Refer in detail to at least one sequence...
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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday May 29, 2019

Categories: Film Library, A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Component 2 Global Filmmaking Perspectives, Section C (Film Movements Silent Cinema), Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, Directors, F.W. Murnau, Silent Era, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Silent

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There’s an idea (elegantly expressed by the novelist Italo Calvino) that’s worth engaging with and returning to quite...

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A Level Film Studies Revision Part 1 - Knowledge Organisers »

Morag Larsen | Tuesday March 26, 2019

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, EDUQAS A Level, A Level Film

Welcome to the Edusites Revision Series

Part 1: Knowledge Organisers

We have teamed up with a passionate film teacher, Nat, to create Revision support you might like alot!

'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...

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The Babadook Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday February 11, 2019

Categories: A Level, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Jennifer Kent, Non-Hollywood Films, The Babadook, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Horror

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Context

Cinema is always evolving and it’s exciting to witness, to explore and to understand. A film such as The...

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A Level Film Unit 4 Core: Film Genre+ »

Morag Larsen | Tuesday January 29, 2019

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, EDUQAS A Level


Elephant Single Film Study »

jclarke | Saturday January 19, 2019

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Independent Film, Elephant, Directors, Gus Van Sant, Non-Hollywood Films, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Context

Cinema is always evolving and it’s an exciting process to witness, to explore and to understand. A film such as...

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City of God Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday November 28, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Katia Lund, Fernando Meirelles, World Cinema, City of God, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcUOO4Itgmw

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

For this component, learners must study:

  • two non - English language films, one...
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Analysing a Documentary Film »

Morag Larsen | Sunday November 25, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, EDUQAS A Level, IB, IB Film Resources, Analysis, Film Analysis, Genres & Case Studies, Documentary

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The Context of a Documentary Film

Cinema is always evolving and it’s an exciting process to explore and to understand the different genres within it. Increasingly, many documentary films...

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Stories We Tell Single Film Study »

jclarke | Sunday November 25, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Sarah Polley, Non-Hollywood Films, Stories We Tell, Genres & Case Studies, Documentary

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_8BnZ471GY

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Context

Cinema is always evolving and it’s an exciting process to witness, to explore and to understand. A film such as Stories We...

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New Mock Exams Here »

Morag Larsen | Thursday November 22, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Mock Exams, A Level Mock Exams, A Level Film

Each of our A Level Mock Exam packs contain a sample board specific Question Paper, sample Mark Scheme with sample Indicative Content.

Click below for your board specific materials:

OCR H410 A Level Assessment Materials

Printable PDF papers:

Files you will need to mark the exam papers:

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L’Age D’or Short Film Comparative Study »

jclarke | Wednesday November 14, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Luis Bunuel, European Film, L'Age d'Or, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama, Surrealism, Surrealist

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Evc60MwXL4

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: European Cinema History

This section focuses upon the study of at least two major European...

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Sightseers Single Film Analysis »

Rob Miller | Wednesday November 07, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Sightseers, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Sightseers

This resource will be studying the seven frameworks for analysis in film studies.

Authorship

Sightseers is an interesting analysis of authorship with the film written by its co-stars Alice Lowe and Steve Oram who both have a background in comedy, stand up and television work. They are both linked to producer/writer/director Edgar Wright who wrote and directed the Cornetto film trilogy. The connection with Sightseers is that Edgar Wright...

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House of Flying Daggers Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday October 17, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Yimou Zhang, World Cinema, House of Flying Daggers, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Adventure, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GLVaSYzAvg

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

For this component, learners must study:

  • two non - English language films, one...
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Do The Right Thing Single Film Study »

jclarke | Saturday October 13, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Spike Lee, Hollywood Films, Do The Right Thing, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/5Ny631yQ-DM

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Eduqas Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990
Component Group 2: Hollywood 1960-1990

The task will require you to compare this film...

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A Level Film Unit 3 Core: Film Audience and Spectatorship+ »

Morag Larsen | Thursday October 11, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, EDUQAS A Level


The Dark Knight at Ten »

jclarke | Sunday September 16, 2018

Categories: GCSE, A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood Films, The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight at Ten: The Joker is quite a serious matter

James Clarke | Autumn Term Film Blog 1

When Wade Watts enters the Distracted Globe nightclub in Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg’s movie adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel, he walks right past The Joker. Today it is almost enough to just give the character’s name and no other frame of reference speaks to the sure foothold that the character has, not only in comic book culture but across the...

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German Cinema | Expressionism »

jclarke | Thursday September 13, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS A2, FM4, Section A: World Cinema, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, World Cinema, Metropolis, Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Genres & Case Studies, German, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Representation, Posters, Film Poster Analysis

European Cinema History: German Cinema of the 1920s

Introduction

One of the most rewarding aspects of Film Studies is to be found in recognising how films produced at one, quite distant moment in time often made long ago, continue to influence more contemporary films with which we might all be more familiar. This is certainly true of the impact of some examples of German cinema produced in the 1920s. If you watch Edward Scissorhands (1990), Bram...

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Pulp Fiction Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday September 10, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Independent Film, Pulp Fiction, Directors, Quentin Tarantino, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7EdQ4FqbhY

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

For this component, learners must study:

  • two non - English language films, one...
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Carol Single Film Study »

jclarke | Friday September 07, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Directors, Todd Haynes, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Romance

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH3zcuRQXNo

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EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: Hollywood American Film Since 2005
Component Group 1

These tasks require you study all...

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This Is England Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday September 03, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Shane Meadows, Non-Hollywood Films, This is England, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXDNsPRTANw

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Eduqas Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: British Film Since 1995 Two Film Study
Component Group 1: Varieties of Film and Filmmaking
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Single Film Study »

Richard Gent | Thursday August 16, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Julian Schnabel, European Film, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Genres & Case Studies, Biography, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPlcQfglFJg

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

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  • two non - English language films, one...
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Pan’s Labyrinth Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday August 15, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Guillermo del Toro, European Film, Pan's Labyrinth, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Fantasy, War

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Evmr2ZCjWc

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

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  • two non - English language films, one...
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Man with a Movie Camera Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday August 15, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Dziga Vertov, World Cinema, Man With A Movie Camera, Genres & Case Studies, Documentary, Music

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00ZciIC4JPw

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Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives

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  • two non - English language films, one...
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The Conversation Single Film Study: Part 1 »

Darin Caudle | Friday July 06, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Fancis Ford Coppola, Hollywood Films, The Conversation, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrhRsZ56b4g

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The Conversation Single Film Study: Part 2


OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to...

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La La Land Single Film Study: Part 1 »

Darin Caudle | Wednesday July 04, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Damien Chazelle, Hollywood Films, La La Land, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama, Music

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pdqf4P9MB8

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La La Land Single Film Study: Part 2


EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: Hollywood American Film Since 2005...

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Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday July 02, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali, World Cinema, Un Chien Andalou, Genres & Case Studies, Experimental, Fantasy, Horror, Short, Surrealist

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5K1ARvyvAc

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: European Cinema History

This section focuses upon the study of at least two major European...

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Under The Skin Single Film Study »

jclarke | Thursday June 28, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Jonathan Glazer, Non-Hollywood Films, Under The Skin, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S1yhSp5jaI

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EDUQAS Film Studies Paper 1

Section C: British Film Since 1995

These tasks require you study all films with particular reference...

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The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups) Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday May 23, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Francois Truffaut, European Film, The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups), Genres & Case Studies, Avant-Garde, Crime, Drama, French New Wave

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section B: European Cinema History

This section focuses upon the study of at least two major European...

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2001: A Space Odyssey Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday May 14, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Directors, Stanley Kubrick, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Science Fiction

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR_e9y-bka0

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American...

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The General Single Film Study »

jclarke | Monday May 07, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, Silent Era, The General, Genres & Case Studies, Action, Adventure, Comedy

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American...

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Some Like It Hot Single Film Study »

jclarke | Wednesday April 18, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Billy Wilder, Hollywood Films, Some Like It Hot, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Romance

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI_lUHOCcbc

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Eduqas Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990
Component Group 2: Hollywood 1960-1990

These tasks require you study...

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Eduqas WJEC A Level Film Studies »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday March 01, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, A Level Film


Eduqas WJEC Set Films »

Richard Gent | Thursday March 01, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level, EDUQAS 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...
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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday February 28, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, A Level Film


OCR H410 Set Films »

Richard Gent | Tuesday February 27, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Films & Case Studies, American, Directors, Hollywood Films, Non-Hollywood Films, World Cinema, 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...
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Making a Short Film »

jclarke | Thursday January 25, 2018

Categories: A Level, IB, IB Film Resources, Teacher Blogs

With the NEA in mind we have put together a list of things for your students to think about when they approach their filmmaking work for both Eduqas and OCR. There’s a nice opportunity from the very beginning of this work to encourage and support your students in recognising the connection between their own creative work and particular examples from films that they have studied which can inform their creative choices. In turn this will become useful for...

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Documentary Genre »

Richard Gent | Thursday January 25, 2018

Categories: Codes & Conventions, GCSE, A Level

Below is a list of conventions applied to Documentary film making – it must be remembered that not all conventions apply to all film texts:

  • Hand held Camera -  encoding realism and ‘truth’
  • Narrative Voice Over -  leading the audience into a preferred reading
  • Vox Pops and Interviews with experts / witnesses / participants
  • Often a shorter running time than non-fiction feature films
  • Intercutting / Parallel Editing linking key scenes
  • Use of Archive...
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Eduqas (WJEC) 603 A Level Film Unit 2 Core: Film Representation+ »

Barry Rainsford | Friday January 19, 2018

Categories: A Level, EDUQAS A Level


OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 2 Core: Film Representation+ »

Barry Rainsford | Friday January 19, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level


E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Single Film Study: Part 1 »

Darin Caudle | Wednesday January 10, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Steven Spielberg, Hollywood Films, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Genres & Case Studies, Families, Science Fiction

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSx8Jobx-Gs


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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent...

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E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Single Film Study: Part 2 »

Darin Caudle | Wednesday January 10, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Steven Spielberg, Hollywood Films, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Genres & Case Studies, Families, Science Fiction


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Key Sequence Analysis

E.T. goes home (final scene in the film) – 1:43:53 – 1:50:59

The sequence begins with a close-up on the makeshift communicator that Elliott and E.T. have constructed, an important prop that signifies E.T.’s ability to transform the everyday items of childhood and suburbia into something fantastical. As Elliott approaches the communicator, the lights from...

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Double Indemnity Single Film Study »

vikiwalden | Friday January 05, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Double Indemnity, Directors, Billy Wilder, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama, Film Noir

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKrrAa2o9Eg

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American...

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Stagecoach Single Film Study »

vikiwalden | Friday January 05, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Stagecoach, Directors, John Ford, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Western

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE-VWDsdkwM

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American...

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The Gold Rush Single Film Study »

Siobhan Flint | Thursday January 04, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Charlie Chaplin, Silent Era, The Gold Rush, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American...

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Raging Bull Single Film Study »

Siobhan Flint | Thursday January 04, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Martin Scorsese, Hollywood Films, Raging Bull, Genres & Case Studies, Biography, Drama, Sport

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHhzOM4gBIA

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American...

[ read full article ] »