GCSE FILM STUDIES EXAMPLE PAPER

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GCSE FILM STUDIES EXAMPLE PAPER

  1. 1. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 1 For Teaching from 2008 GCSE FILM STUDIES SPECIMEN ASSESSMENT MATERIALS
  2. 2. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 3 Contents Page Question Papers Paper 1: Exploring Film 5 Paper 2: Exploring Film outside Hollywood 11 Marking Guidelines Paper 1: Exploring Film 17 Paper 2: Exploring Film outside Hollywood 23
  3. 3. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 5 Candidate Name Centre Number Candidate Number 0 GCSE FILM STUDIES PAPER 1: EXPLORING FILM SPECIMEN PAPER (1 Hour 30 minutes) Question 1 (10) Question 2 (10) Question 3 (10) Question 4 (20) Total (50) INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES General Write your name, centre number and candidate number in the spaces at the top of this page. Answer all questions. Write your answers in the spaces provided in this booklet. Viewing the DVD extract for Questions one and two You will be given 3 minutes to read through questions one and two (on page 2 of your Answer Book). This is included in the total time for this examination. The DVD extract will be played three times. You will be shown the DVD extract for the first time. You are advised not to make notes during this first viewing. You will watch the DVD extract for a second time. This time you will make notes. Make any notes on the spare paper provided. You will be allowed 10 minutes to make any further notes and to think about your answers to the questions. You will watch the extract for a third and final time. You will be allowed the remaining time (approximately 1 hour, depending on the length of the extract) to complete the examination. INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES The number of marks is given in brackets at the end of each question or part-question. You are reminded of the necessity for good English and orderly presentation in your answers. No certificate will be awarded to a candidate detected in any unfair practice during the examination.
  4. 4. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 6 Paper 1: Exploring Film [The extract will be played three times. Total playing time: c20 mins] Answer all the questions. 1. (a) Identify one camera shot. (1) .............................................................................................................................. (b) Why is it used? (1) .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. (c) How are two of the following used to create panic and tension in this extract. • sound • editing • mise-en-scène • colour and lighting? (8) .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. Total = 10 marks
  5. 5. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 7 2. (a) Identify one typical feature of Disaster films in this extract. (2) .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. (b) Why is it typical? (2) .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. (c) Show how one of the following genre characteristics is used in the extract and in a Disaster film you have studied. (6) • setting • costume • characters and relationships • themes • representation. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. Total = 10 marks
  6. 6. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 8 3. Look carefully at the film poster for The Day After Tomorrow, then answer the following questions: (a) Why do you think these images have been selected? (4) .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. (b) How does the other information on the film poster persuade audiences to see the film? (6) In your answer, you may refer to: • quotations • stars • taglines • awards • director. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. Total = 10 marks
  7. 7. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 9 4. Create a new idea for a blockbuster disaster film. (a) Give the film a title. (2) .............................................................................................................................. (b) Briefly outline the story of your film. (4) .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. (c) Briefly describe the climax of the film and show how either special effects or camerawork are used to attract audiences. (6) .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. ..............................................................................................................................
  8. 8. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 10 (d) Choose two stars for the film giving reasons why you have chosen them. (4) .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. (e) When do you think is the best time of year to release your film? Briefly explain why. (4) .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. Total = 20 marks
  9. 9. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 11 Candidate Name Centre Number Candidate Number 0 GCSE FILM STUDIES PAPER 2: EXPLORING FILM OUTSIDE HOLLYWOOD SPECIMEN PAPER (1 Hour) Question 1 (10) Question 2 (20) Question 3 (20) Total (50) INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES Write your name, centre number and candidate number in the spaces at the top of this page. Answer all questions. Write your answers in the spaces provided in this booklet. INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES The number of marks is given in brackets at the end of each question or part-question. You are reminded of the necessity for good English and orderly presentation in your answers. No certificate will be awarded to a candidate detected in any unfair practice during the examination.
  10. 10. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 12 Paper 2: Exploring Film outside Hollywood 1. (a) Name and briefly describe the main character from your close study film. (2) .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. (b) Say why you think this character is the main character. (3) .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. (c) Choose another character who is in conflict with the main character. How does the film show this conflict? (5) .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. Total = 10 marks
  11. 11. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 13 2. (a) Identify one key theme or issue your chosen film raises. (2) .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. (b) Briefly summarise what the film suggests about that theme or issue. (6) .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. (c) Choose one important sequence from your close study film. Explore how the film represents its key theme or issue. (12) In your answer you may wish to refer to the role of one or two of the following: • mise-en-scène (setting, costume, props, lighting & colour) • camera shots and movement • editing • sound .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. ..............................................................................................................................
  12. 12. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 14 .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. Total = 20 marks
  13. 13. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 15 3. Write a user review of your close study film for a website. You can discuss what you have liked or disliked about the film. Here are some important questions you should include in your review: • Why was the film entertaining/not entertaining? • Were there any funny/powerful/moving performances? • What questions are raised by the film’s issues? • What have you learned about people and places from this film? (20) .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. ..............................................................................................................................
  14. 14. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 16 .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. .............................................................................................................................. Total = 20 marks
  15. 15. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 17 MARKING GUIDELINES Paper 1: Exploring Film Read the paper prior to viewing extract. Answer all the questions. The film extract will last approximately 20 minutes. You should spend one hour ten minutes completing the questions. 1. (a) Identify one camera shot. (1) (b) Why is it used? (1) (c) How are two of the following used to create panic and tension in this extract? (8) • sound • editing • mise-en-scène • colour and lighting. AO2 Explore, respond to and evaluate a range of films and topics, including their own pre-production and production work, using key film concepts and appropriate terminology. (a) Camera shot. 1 mark (b) Reason why it is used. 1 mark (c) For each explanation of micro feature: Basic explanation. Written communication sufficiently 1 mark accurate to make meaning clear. Adequate. Written communication reasonably 2 marks accurate. Detailed. Written communication controlled, clear and 3 marks generally accurate. Excellent. Written communication is in appropriate 4 marks style, clearly and coherently uses specialist terminology. High degree of accuracy. More detailed explanations Up to 2 additional marks
  16. 16. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 18 2. (a) Identify one typical feature of Disaster films in this extract. (2) (b) Why is it typical? (2) (c) Show how one of the following genre characteristics is used in the extract and in a Disaster film you have studied. (6) • setting • costume • characters and relationships • themes • representation. AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how films communicate meanings, evoke personal responses and engage audiences. (a) Identify a feature of Disaster films. 1 mark Identify a typical feature. 2 marks (b) Basic explanation of why it is typical. 1 mark More detailed explanation. 2 marks How genre characteristic used: Basic explanation. Written communication sufficiently 1 mark accurate to make meaning clear. Limited explanation. 2 marks Sound explanation. Written communication reasonably 3 marks accurate. Clear and confident explanation. 4 marks Very good, detailed explanation. Written 5 marks communication controlled, clear and generally accurate. Excellent explanation. Written communication is in 6 marks appropriate style, clearly and coherently uses specialist terminology. High degree of accuracy.
  17. 17. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 19 3. Look carefully at the film poster for The Day After Tomorrow, then answer the following questions: (a) Why do you think these images have been selected? (4) (b) How does the other information on the film poster persuade audiences to see the film? (6) In your answer, you may refer to: • quotations • stars • taglines • awards • director. AO2 Explore, respond to and evaluate a range of films and topics, including their own pre-production and production work, using key film concepts and appropriate terminology. (a) Why images selected: Basic, limited explanation. 1 mark Sound, accurate explanation. 2 marks Clear, confident, more detailed explanation. 3 marks Excellent, detailed explanation. 4 marks (b) One item of information. 1 mark One item with basic explanation. Written 2 marks communication sufficiently accurate to make meaning clear. More than one item with basic explanations. 3 marks More than one item with clear explanations. Written 4 marks communication reasonably accurate. More than one item with detailed, accurate 5 marks explanations. More than one item with excellent explanations. 6 marks Written communication is in appropriate style and clearly and coherently uses specialist terminology. High degree of accuracy.
  18. 18. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 20 4. Create a new idea for a blockbuster disaster film [20] (a) Give the film a title. (2) (b) Briefly outline the story of your film. (4) (c) Briefly describe the climax of the film and show how either special effects or camerawork are used to attract audiences. (6) (d) Choose two stars for the film giving reasons for your choice. (4) (e) When do you think will be the best time of year to release your film? Briefly explain why. (4) AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how films communicate meanings, evoke personal responses and engage audiences. (a) A title. 1 mark More creative/resourceful title. 2 marks (b) Basic outline. Written communication sufficiently accurate to 1 mark make meaning clear. Adequate outline. Written communication reasonably accurate. 2 marks Well-structured, plausible outline. Written communication 3 marks controlled, clear and generally accurate. Creative and well-structured, plausible outline. Written 4 marks communication is in appropriate style, clearly and coherently uses specialist terminology. High degree of accuracy. (c) Basic description. Written communication although basic 1 marks sufficiently accurate to make meaning clear. Adequate and effective description. Written communication 2 marks reasonably accurate. Detailed, resourceful & highly effective description. Written 3 marks communication is in appropriate style, clearly and coherently uses specialist terminology. High degree of accuracy. Basic sense of how feature described attracts audiences. Written +1 mark communication although basic sufficiently accurate to make meaning clear Adequate sense of how feature described attracts audiences. +2 marks Written communication reasonably accurate. Clear sense of how feature described attracts audiences. Written +3 marks communication is in appropriate style, clearly and coherently uses specialist terminology. High degree of accuracy.
  19. 19. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 21 (d) Two stars. 1 mark each One Adequate reason. 1 mark Two Good reasons. 2 marks (e) Limited sense of appropriate release. Written communication 1 mark sufficiently accurate to make meaning clear. Plausible release date. Written communication reasonably 2 marks accurate. Plausible release date with justification. Written communication 3 marks controlled, clear and generally accurate. Plausible release date with detailed justification. Written 4 marks communication is in appropriate style, clearly and coherently uses specialist terminology. High degree of accuracy.
  20. 20. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 23 Paper 2: Exploring Film outside Hollywood 1. (a) Name and describe the main character from your close study film. (2) (b) Say why you think this character is the main character. (3) (c) Choose another character who is in conflict with the main character. How does the film show this conflict? (5) AO2 Explore, respond to and evaluate a range of films and topics, including their own pre-production and production work, topics using key film concepts and appropriate terminology. (a) Name character. 1 mark Describe character. 1 mark (b) Basic explanation. 1 mark Adequate explanation. 2 marks Detailed explanation. 3 marks (c) Basic description of character in conflict with main 1 mark character. Written communication sufficiently accurate to make meaning clear. Adequate description of character in conflict with main 2 marks character. Written communication reasonably accurate. Sound illustration of how film shows conflict between 3 marks two characters. Written communication generally accurate. Good illustration of how film shows conflict between 4 marks two characters. Written communication controlled, clear and accurate. Some specialist terminology used. Excellent illustration of how film shows conflict between 5 marks two characters. Written communication clear with high degree of accuracy and with appropriate use of specialist terminology.
  21. 21. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 24 2. (a) Identify one key theme or issue your chosen film raises. (2) (b) Briefly summarise what the film suggests about that theme or issue. (6) (c) Choose one important sequence from your close study film. Explore how the film represents its key theme or issue. (12) In your answer you may wish to refer to the role of one or two of the following: • mise-en-scène (setting, costume, props, lighting & colour) • camera shots and movement • editing • sound. AO2 Explore, respond to and evaluate a range of films and topics, including their own pre-production and production work, using key film concepts and appropriate terminology. (a) Identification of plausible theme or issue. 1 mark Identification of key theme or issue. 2 marks (b) Basic summary. Written communication basic. 1 mark Adequate if limited summary. Written communication 2 marks basic. Sound summary. Written communication reasonably 3 marks accurate. Good summary. Written communication clear and 4 marks generally accurate. Specialist terminology emerging. Very good summary. Written communication controlled 5 marks and accurate. Specialist terminology emerging. Excellent summary. Written communication controlled 6 marks and accurate. Specialist terminology clearly evident.
  22. 22. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 25 (c) Basic exploration. Written communication basic. 2 marks Adequate if limited. Written communication limited. 4 marks Sound exploration. Some reference to role of micro 6 marks features in contributing to representation. Written communication reasonably accurate. Good exploration. Good reference to role of micro 8 marks features in contributing to representation. Written communication clear and generally accurate. Specialist terminology emerging. Very good exploration. Very good reference to role of 10 marks micro feature in contributing to representation. Written communication controlled and accurate. Specialist terminology evident. Two extra marks for sophisticated points to make 12 marks excellent exploration. Written communication controlled and accurate. Specialist terminology clearly evident.
  23. 23. GCSE FILM STUDIES Specimen Assessment Materials 26 3. Write a user review of your close study film for a web site. You can discuss what you have liked or disliked about the film. (20) Here are some important questions you should include in your review: • Why was the film entertaining/not entertaining? • Were there any funny/powerful/moving performances? • What questions are raised by the film’s issues? • What have you learned about people and places from this film? • Would you recommend this film to others? Who? AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how films communicate meanings, evoke personal responses and engage audiences. Personal response /Audience awareness - Limited response and understanding. 1 mark Written communication sufficiently accurate to make meaning clear. Competent response and understanding. 3 marks Written communication generally accurate. Thoughtful/reflective and understanding. 5 marks Written communication clear with high degree of accuracy and with appropriate use of specialist terminology. Performances - Limited discussion. 1 mark Written communication sufficiently accurate to make meaning clear. Competent discussion. 3 marks Written communication generally accurate. Thoughtful/reflective discussion. 5 marks Written communication clear with high degree of accuracy and with appropriate use of specialist terminology. Issues - Limited exploration . 1 mark Written communication sufficiently accurate to make meaning clear. Competent exploration. 3 marks Written communication generally accurate. Thoughtful/reflective exploration. 5 marks Written communication clear with high degree of accuracy and with appropriate use of specialist terminology. People & Places - Limited discussion. 1 mark Written communication sufficiently accurate to make meaning clear. Competent discussion. 3 marks Written communication generally accurate. Thoughtful/reflective discussion. 5 marks Written communication clear with high degree of accuracy and with appropriate use of specialist terminology. GCSE Film Studies SAMs (2009-2010)/ED 14 January 2009

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