AS 2.2
Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied
visual or oral text(s), supported by
evidence
4 Credits
Christine Wells
learning outcomes
success criteria
narrative structure
1. work in pairs to Create a flow chart to
show the progression of the narrative.
include exposition, ...
Choose 3 characters and complete a chart for each one.
Getting to know the characters
5
Thinking
Using language, text and ...
Characters & Challenges
Any information about the characters is important to
the film.
Characters develop and change durin...
Compare and Contrast
1. work in pairs to Create a Venn diagram
to show the similarities and differences
between 2 characte...
1. Explain the
outcome of this
change. What did
the character
learn from this?
2. What does the
director want us
as viewer...
Relationship development
1. Identify an
important
relationship in the
film.
2. Describe this
relationship – are
they frien...
Essay Topics
Choose ONE of the following questions
and write at least 400 words.
1. Analyse how the beginning AND
ending o...
Setting
• Setting may include reference to time, place,
historical or social context, or atmosphere.
1. work in pairs to I...
Setting & Effect
1. Explain the effect that the setting has
on the life of the protagonist or
antagonist.
1. Imagine how t...
atmosphere
1. Describe the atmosphere in the film.
2. List 3 ways that the atmosphere is
developed – think about lighting,...
Themes
A theme is a broad idea, message, or moral of a
story. The message may be about life, society, or
human nature. The...
Theme and meaning
1. Choose one theme and discuss the meaning of
your theme. What does it mean exactly?
2. Explain how thi...
Theme & characters
1. in pairs, Choose 2 themes and list the
characters that are linked to each theme.
2. Explain why you ...
Theme in action
in pairs, Choose one of the following activities to complete:
1. Choose a part of the film that shows one ...
Symbols
A symbol is a person, place, or thing comes to
represent an abstract idea or concept -- it is
anything that stands...
Essay Topics
1. Analyse how symbols are used to develop an idea
in the text you have studied.
2. Analyse how successful a ...
Assessment schedule
Achievement
• Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written
text(s), supported by evidence.
Achieveme...
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The Dark Knight study

  1. 1. AS 2.2 Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence 4 Credits Christine Wells
  2. 2. learning outcomes
  3. 3. success criteria
  4. 4. narrative structure 1. work in pairs to Create a flow chart to show the progression of the narrative. include exposition, climax & resolution. 2. For each section, write a brief description from the film. 3. Include a visual/verbal feature to represent each section. 4 Thinking Relating to others Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
  5. 5. Choose 3 characters and complete a chart for each one. Getting to know the characters 5 Thinking Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
  6. 6. Characters & Challenges Any information about the characters is important to the film. Characters develop and change during the film as they face challenges and conflict. 1. Choose 1 character and describe a challenge in their life. 2. Explain how they coped with it (aim for 3 ways). 3. List 6 visual/verbal techniques which support your ideas. 4. What do we learn about the type of person she/he is? 5. Explain what the director wants us to learn from this character and how they dealt with their challenges/conflict. 6 Thinking Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
  7. 7. Compare and Contrast 1. work in pairs to Create a Venn diagram to show the similarities and differences between 2 characters. aim for 5 of each. 2. Choose 1 similarity and one difference and discuss what may have caused this similarity or difference. Character 1 Character 2 similarities Thinking Relating to others Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
  8. 8. 1. Explain the outcome of this change. What did the character learn from this? 2. What does the director want us as viewers to learn from this change? 3. Include visual/verbal features. 1. Identify and describe the event or person that influenced a change in the character. 2. Explain how the character changed. 3. Include visual/verbal features. change in a character 1. Describe the character at the beginning of the film. 2. Include visual/verbal features to support your description. Thinking Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
  9. 9. Relationship development 1. Identify an important relationship in the film. 2. Describe this relationship – are they friends, related, enemies? 3. Identify any visual/verbal features that support your description. 1. Identify and describe the changes in this relationship. Does the balance of power change? 2. Describe a major conflict in their relationship. 3. Does one person help the other in some way? What is the outcome? 4. Include visual/verbal features. 1. Describe the relationship at the end of the film. do the characters respect one another? Why/why not? 2. Explain what the director want us as viewers to learn from this relationship. 3. Can this be linked to human nature or the world in general? 4. Include visual/verbal techniques. Thinking Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
  10. 10. Essay Topics Choose ONE of the following questions and write at least 400 words. 1. Analyse how the beginning AND ending of a text show an important change in a character or individual in a text you have studied. 2. Analyse how a character or individual is influenced to make decisions in a text you have studied. 3. Analyse how the growth of a relationship affects the climax in a text you have studied. Thinking Using language, text and symbols Managing self
  11. 11. Setting • Setting may include reference to time, place, historical or social context, or atmosphere. 1. work in pairs to Identify the 3 main settings in the text. 2. Choose 1 and create a brainstorm of adjectives to describe it. 3. Locate 3 visual/verbal features from the film that link to 3 of your adjectives. Thinking Relating to others Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
  12. 12. Setting & Effect 1. Explain the effect that the setting has on the life of the protagonist or antagonist. 1. Imagine how the setting would affect you. Write a paragraph to describe how you would react to the setting. 2. Explain what you think the director wants us to learn about the protagonist by placing him in this setting. Thinking Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
  13. 13. atmosphere 1. Describe the atmosphere in the film. 2. List 3 ways that the atmosphere is developed – think about lighting, sound and colour. 3. Explain how the atmosphere helps the viewer to understand the film. Thinking Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
  14. 14. Themes A theme is a broad idea, message, or moral of a story. The message may be about life, society, or human nature. Themes often explore timeless and universal ideas and are almost always implied rather than stated explicitly. 1. in Pairs, Brainstorm a list of possible themes. 2. For each theme, describe the relevant section of the film where the theme is shown. Thinking Relating to others Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
  15. 15. Theme and meaning 1. Choose one theme and discuss the meaning of your theme. What does it mean exactly? 2. Explain how this theme may be seen in today’s world. 3. What does the director want us to understand about this theme? 4. Identify any social issues that may be related to this theme. For example, health issues; power and violence related issues. Thinking Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
  16. 16. Theme & characters 1. in pairs, Choose 2 themes and list the characters that are linked to each theme. 2. Explain why you linked each character to the theme. 3. Include a visual/verbal feature for each. 4. Explain what you think the director wants us to learn about these characters by using this theme. Thinking Relating to others Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
  17. 17. Theme in action in pairs, Choose one of the following activities to complete: 1. Choose a part of the film that shows one of the themes in action and create a short cartoon to show what happens. Include dialogue from the film. 2. Create a collage of visual/verbal features from the film that are linked to the themes. 3. create a poster portraying the themes. Split your poster into sections, each section will be for each theme. Include characters & dialogue in the relevant section. you may create an analogue or digital artefact. Thinking Relating to others Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
  18. 18. Symbols A symbol is a person, place, or thing comes to represent an abstract idea or concept -- it is anything that stands for something beyond itself. 1. in pairs, Identify 3-4 symbols from the film. 2. Choose 3 and explain what eaCh one’s significance is, where it is seen in the text and which theme and character it is linked to. 3. Explain why the director included each symbol. What does he want the viewer to learn or think about? Thinking Relating to others Using language, text and symbols Managing self Participating and contributing
  19. 19. Essay Topics 1. Analyse how symbols are used to develop an idea in the text you have studied. 2. Analyse how successful a text you have studied has been in influencing you to think differently about an issue. 3. Analyse how important techniques are used to engage our emotions in a text you have studied. 4. Analyse how atmosphere is established and maintained in a text you have studied. Thinking Using language, text and symbols Managing self
  20. 20. Assessment schedule Achievement • Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence. Achievement with Merit • Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s) convincingly, supported by evidence. Achievement with Excellence • Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s) perceptively, supported by evidence. 20

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