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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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Analysing a Documentary Film »

Morag Larsen | Sunday November 25, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, IB, IB FIlm, 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 (WJEC) 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 (WJEC) A Level, Mock Exams, A Level Mock Exams, New Spec

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

Wayne O'Brien | Thursday October 11, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level


Looking for Free A Level Film Resources? »

Richard Gent | Tuesday July 10, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Film History, Film Industry, Films & Case Studies, Genres & Case Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Genre, Narrative, Representation, Key Skills, Cinematography, Editing, Filming, Mise-en-Scene, Planning, Pre-Production, Reflective Analysis, New Spec

Would you like to see an example of an A Level Film Lesson from Edusites Film?

Below is a link to a single lesson online slide show focusing on Cinematography using The Bourne Identity. The Cinematography lesson from both the teacher guide (scheme of learning) and student workbook are below to illustrate the breadth and depth of the resources being published on Edusites Film.

For fast and optimum...

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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 1990

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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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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

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdXTtX_cz3s

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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

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b24wqhy0Zo

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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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Teaching A Level Film with Edusites »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday March 21, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Films & Case Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Genre, Narrative, Representation, Key Skills, Cinematography, Editing, Filming, Mise-en-Scene, Planning, Pre-Production, Reflective Analysis, New Spec, Posters, Theory, Auteur Theory, Film Theory, Queer Theory, Spectatorship Theory, Theorists

The Edusites programme of study for A Level Film has been designed to provide a Core Unit for each term to help students develop the right level of knowledge and understanding of the key critical approaches and all the framework concepts of narrative, genre, representations, and spectatorship. 

Our NEA Support Materials will focus on Making a Short Film for OCR NEA and Production for Eduqas NEA.

Edusites A Level Film Programme of Study:

  • Unit 1...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday February 28, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, New Spec

Each Unit has the following materials for learning:

  • A Teacher Scheme of Learning (SOL)
  • Online Slides to be projected for the whole class to see
  • A Student Workbook (can be cut and pasted from the online page into a booklet and printed for the students to work from.)
  • Student Workbook Appendix Images (printable pdf files for making notes/tasks)

Unit 1 Film Language+ Resources*

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OCR H410 A Level Film Case Studies »

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, New Spec

Films marked 'live!' are complete case studies

Component 01 Film History 35% of total A Level

Section A: Film Form in US Cinema | Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American films with particular reference to responding to questions in the key areas:

  • Film language
  • Film meaning
  • Film context
  • Meaning and response

The task will require you compare three films, one from each Component Group:

  • The Silent Era
  • ...
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OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 2 Core: Film Representation+ »

Barry Rainsford | Friday January 19, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level


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OCR New Spec A Level Film Studies


Files you will need for the lessons

These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

Files you will need to print for the lessons

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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

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

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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...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 1 Non Examined Assessment (NEA) »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday December 16, 2017

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level


Guide Navigation


Files you will need for the lessons

These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

Files you will need to print for the lessons

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OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 1 Exam »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday December 12, 2017

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level


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Files you will need for the lessons

These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

Files you will need to print for the lessons

These materials are for use with the OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Exam. These support the work in your lessons and the Home...

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Citizen Kane Single Film Study »

vikiwalden | Friday December 08, 2017

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Citizen Kane, Directors, Orson Welles, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Mystery

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dxh3lwdOFw

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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 Birth of a Nation Single Film Study »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday November 29, 2017

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, David Wark Griffith, Non-Hollywood Films, Silent Era, The Birth of a Nation, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, History, War

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9UPOkIpR0A

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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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OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 1 Core: Film Language+ »

Barry Rainsford | Friday October 13, 2017

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level


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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Film Language+

Files you will need for the lessons

These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

Files you will need to print for the lessons

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OCR H410 A Level Film Component 01 Section B Mark Scheme »

Wayne O'Brien | Wednesday November 16, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

A Level Film Studies

H410/01 Film History Section B

Edusites Sample Mark Scheme with Indicative Content

Time allowed: 2 hours

Maximum Mark: 105

Marking Instructions

For answers marked by levels of response:

a) To determine the level – start at the highest level and work down until you reach the level that matches the answer

b) To determine the mark within the level, consider the following:

Subject–Specific Marking Instructions

Levels of...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Component 02 Mark Scheme Section A and B »

Wayne O'Brien | Wednesday November 16, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

A Level Film Studies

H410/02 Critical Approaches Section A and B

Edusites Sample Mark Scheme with Indicative Content

Time allowed: 2 hours

Maximum Mark: 105

Marking Instructions

For answers marked by levels of response:

a) To determine the level – start at the highest level and work down until you reach the level that matches the answer

b) To determine the mark within the level, consider the following:

Subject–specific Marking Instructions

...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Component 01 Section A Mark Scheme »

Wayne O'Brien | Wednesday November 16, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

A Level Film Studies

H410/01 Film History Section A

Edusites Sample Mark Scheme with Indicative Content

Time allowed: 2 hours

Maximum Mark: 105

Marking Instructions

For answers marked by levels of response:

a) To determine the level – start at the highest level and work down until you reach the level that matches the answer

b) To determine the mark within the level, consider the following:

Subject–Specific Marking Instructions

Levels of...

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A Level Film Core Unit 3 Audience and Spectatorship Teacher SOL »

Morag Larsen | Sunday October 09, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level

Approaches to teaching this unit

Some lessons may, as deemed appropriate by your judgement of pace and current learning, be sub divided and extended to cover two sessions.

The work and ideas in this unit are designed to offer an introduction to the field of audience studies. The list of set films for Eduqas and OCR has directed the choices for films to be studied in this unit.  The intention is to introduce students to some of the set films they will...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 2 Film Representation+ Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Sunday January 24, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

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This is the Second A Level Unit

To Film Students

This booklet is to support you in your preparation for the A Level Film Studies Examination Papers 1 and 2 and the Non-Examination Assessment....

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OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 2 Film Representation+ SOL Teacher Lessons 16-26 »

Richard Gent | Monday January 18, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Key Concepts, Representation, Key Skills


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Lesson Sixteen: Ideology

Slides 1-9

Objectives

  • Knowledge : To review understanding of the film framework
  • Learning : To build ideas and strategies of how to study film
  • Understanding : To link knowledge and learning by completing analysis tasks

Starter/Loop Activity (5 Minutes)

Slide 2 Task 16A Students asked to respond to the task from the Lesson Resource: ...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 2 Film Representation+ SOL Teacher Lessons 1-15 »

Barry Rainsford | Monday January 18, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Key Concepts, Representation, Key Skills


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This is the Second A Level Unit

The purpose of this unit is not to tell anyone ‘what you must do’ or ‘this is the way that you must do it’. The work here is based on over twenty years of teaching Film Studies at A Level in a very large (2,500 pupils) urban comprehensive in what was once described as one of the most deprived areas in the UK. It is based...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 NEA Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday October 20, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

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This is the First A Level Unit

To Film Students

This booklet is to support you in your preparation for the OCR GCE Advanced Level Film Studies Examination Papers 1 & 2 and the Non-Examination...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 NEA SOL Teacher »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday October 20, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

This is the First A Level OCR NEA Unit

The purpose of this unit is not to tell anyone ‘what you must do’ or ‘this is the way that you must do it’. The work here is based on over twenty years of teaching Film Studies at A level and KS4 in a very large (2,500 pupils) urban comprehensive in what was once described as one of the most deprived areas in the UK. It is based both on my own teaching and in leading teams of non-specialist staff, usually...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Exam Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday October 17, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

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This is the First A Level Unit

To Film Students

This booklet is to support you in your preparation for the OCR GCE Advanced Level Film Studies Examination Paper 1 Section A. This workbook...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Exam SOL Teacher »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday October 17, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

This is the First A Level OCR Exam Unit

OCR H410 Unit 1 Exam: Paper 1 Section A

The purpose of this unit is not to tell anyone ‘what you must do’ or ‘this is the way that you must do it’. The work here is based on over twenty years of teaching Film Studies at A level in a very large (2,500 pupils) urban comprehensive in what was once described as one of the most deprived areas in the UK. It is based both on my own teaching and in leading teams...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Film Language+ Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Sunday October 04, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Key Concepts, Film Language

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This is the First A Level Unit

To Film Students

This booklet is to support you in your preparation for the A Level Film Studies Examination Papers 1 and 2 and the Non-Examination Assessment....

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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Film Language+ SOL Teacher Lessons 15-25 »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday October 03, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Key Concepts, Film Language

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Lesson Fifteen: Narrative

Slides 1-15

Objectives

  • Knowledge : To develop ideas about how sound constructs mood and tone
  • Learning : To evolve higher level ideas of how to study film through its products
  • Understanding: To develop understanding by completing analysis of products

Starter/Loop Activity (5 minutes)

Resource Pack Slide 2 Task 15A Pupils asked to...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Film Language+ SOL Teacher Lessons 1-14 »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday September 29, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, Key Concepts, Film Language

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This is the First A Level Unit

The purpose of this unit is not to tell anyone ‘what you must do’ or ‘this is the way that you must do it’. The work here is based on over twenty years of teaching Film Studies at A Level in a very large (2,500 pupils) urban comprehensive in what was once described as one of the most deprived areas in the UK. It is based...

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OCR A2 Film Sec A Messages and Values in Global Film: Battleship Potemkin & Les Quatre Cents Coups »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 15, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, World Cinema, Battleship Potemkin, Les Quatre Cents Coups, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama, History, War

1. How is style and theme used in communicating messages and values in the films you have studied? (50)

The two films I have studied are Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin from 1925 and Francois Truffaut’s Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows) from 1959. Both films are encoded with a filmmaking style that both reflects a period in cinematic history and also with narrative themes deeply embedded revealing underlying messages and values.

...

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OCR A2 Film Sec B Critical Engagement with Film & Cinema: Authorship in Contemporary Cinema »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 15, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Analysis, Film Analysis

2. How far do you agree with the statement that the director is the true author of the filmmaking process? (50)

An auteur implies someone with overall control and also someone with their own recognisable style. Audiences with cultural capital who watch a Hitchcock film may see immediately that it is directed by him because of the cinematography, mise-en-scene and visual style, sound but also importantly editing. It is the ‘look’ of the film that...

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OCR A2 Film Studies Creative Investigation in Film »

Rob Miller | Monday September 14, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2

The purpose of this unit is to assess students’ ability to independently research, investigate and analyse a film based topic and present the findings and to assess the students’ application of knowledge and understanding to the planning and construction of a creative realisation. It is also designed to assess students’ application of knowledge and understanding in evaluating their own work. This project is produced independently but may have the...

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OCR AS Film Studies Foundation Portfolio in Film »

Rob Miller | Monday September 14, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS

The purpose of this unit is to build upon the broader macro skills developed in Unit F631: Film Text and Context. This is an individual portfolio.

The unit is marked out of 100 and comprises four elements:

  • A textual analysis of two contemporary English language film texts (40 Marks)
  • Evidence of planning for a creative artefact which should be related to the textual analysis (10 Marks)
  • A creative artefact (30 Marks)
  • An evaluation (20 Marks)

It is...

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Nosferatu Single Film Summary »

jclarke | Sunday September 13, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, F.W. Murnau, World Cinema, Nosferatu, Genres & Case Studies, Fantasy, German, Horror

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LOOhc2eML4

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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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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Single Film Summary »

jclarke | Sunday September 13, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Robert Weine, World Cinema, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Genres & Case Studies, Fantasy, History, Horror

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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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Metropolis | German Expressionism »

jclarke | Sunday September 13, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Production Companies, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Fritz Lang, World Cinema, Metropolis, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Science Fiction

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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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Film Studies Contemporary English Language Film: Gone Too Far! and Sightseers »

Rob Miller | Friday September 11, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Gone Too Far!, Sightseers, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama

This resource will be studying the seven frameworks for analysis in Gone Too Far (2014) and Sightseers (2012).

Gone Too Far!

Authorship

Gone Too Far! (GTF) is a British-Nigerian comedy/social realist drama directed by Destiny Ekaragha. She is only the third black British woman to have directed a feature length film that received UK theatrical distribution (cinemas). All of her previous short films premiered at the BFI London Film Festival (LFF)...

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OCR A2 Film Sec A Messages and Values in Global Film: Battleship Potemkin & Good Bye, Lenin! »

Rob Miller | Friday September 11, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Non-Hollywood Films, Goodbye Lenin, World Cinema, Battleship Potemkin, Genres & Case Studies, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance, War

  • Battleship Potemkin (Russia, 1925)
  • Good Bye, Lenin! (Germany, 2003)

Battleship Potemkin

Historical, Socio-political and Cultural Issues incorporating Authorship

Battleship Potemkin (Potemkin) is a film rooted in Russian history, a fragile peasant economy was ruled by a Tsarist autocracy until revolution and war in 1905 saw a wave of mass political and social unrest spread through the Russian...

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