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Introduction to A2
Film Studies
What will you be study?
How will you be assessed?
Key Information
WJEC GCE in Film Studies
Two units completed in Year 12
Two units this year
FM 3 – Film Research and Creat...
Summary of Assessment
FM 1 & 2 = 50% of the course.
FM 3 – Internal Assessment made up
of two parts. Worth 25%, 100 marks
...
FM3:Film Research and
Creative Projects
Section A: Small Scale Research
Project
• To develop research skills.
• One focus ...
Possible areas of Study – Brainstorm
what research topics you would be
interested in doing.
• Auteur
• Ethnicity
• Star
• ...
How it is assessed
The research topic is completed in two
parts
• An annotated catalogue of key items
(1000 words) 15 mark...
FM3:Film Research and
Creative Projects
Section B: Creative Project
• Made up of three parts
• Aims and Context
• Creative...
FM 4: Varieties of
Film Experience
Three parts
• Section A: World Cinema
(Urban Stories – Power, Poverty and
Conflict)
• S...
Key films for Year 13
City of God
La Haine
Tsotsi
Once were Warriors
Amores Perros
Fight Club
American History X
Marley an...
Lets think and evaluate our
Progress and Goals
• What do you have to do to improve your
performance this year?
• What help...
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Intro to Film Studies A2

  1. 1. Introduction to A2 Film Studies What will you be study? How will you be assessed?
  2. 2. Key Information WJEC GCE in Film Studies Two units completed in Year 12 Two units this year FM 3 – Film Research and Creative Projects FM 4 - Varieties of Film Experience - Issues and Debates
  3. 3. Summary of Assessment FM 1 & 2 = 50% of the course. FM 3 – Internal Assessment made up of two parts. Worth 25%, 100 marks in total FM 4 External Assessment made up of three sections (2 ¾ hour exam) Worth 25%, 100 marks in total
  4. 4. FM3:Film Research and Creative Projects Section A: Small Scale Research Project • To develop research skills. • One focus film with two related films • Choose from Star/Performer; Genre; Auteur; Social, political and cultural studies; gender issues; ethnicity; Institution or technology
  5. 5. Possible areas of Study – Brainstorm what research topics you would be interested in doing. • Auteur • Ethnicity • Star • Social and Political Context • Gender • Institutions • Technology • Genre
  6. 6. How it is assessed The research topic is completed in two parts • An annotated catalogue of key items (1000 words) 15 marks. Needs to include 10-15 items (brief annotation) and conclude with a short paragraph which list 3-5 not selected (brief annotation) • A Presentation script (1500 words) 25 marks. This is notes for a presentation. You can include subheading, bullet points, short prose reference to visual material.
  7. 7. FM3:Film Research and Creative Projects Section B: Creative Project • Made up of three parts • Aims and Context • Creative Project • Reflective Analysis • What could the project be? – Film extract or complete short film, A Screenplay or an extended step outline for a documentary (linked to research project).
  8. 8. FM 4: Varieties of Film Experience Three parts • Section A: World Cinema (Urban Stories – Power, Poverty and Conflict) • Section B: Spectatorship Topics (Popular Film and Emotional Response) • Section C: Single Film – Critical Study (Fight Club, 1999 Fincher)
  9. 9. Key films for Year 13 City of God La Haine Tsotsi Once were Warriors Amores Perros Fight Club American History X Marley and Me Wall.E Reservoir Dogs Taxi Driver Seven Pounds The Green Mile Slumdog Millionaire A Clockwork Orange The Notebook Titanic
  10. 10. Lets think and evaluate our Progress and Goals • What do you have to do to improve your performance this year? • What helped you achieve in the last year? • What are you going to avoid? • What grade do you want/think you can get? • How are you going to get it? • What help do you need in order to get that grade?

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