Same unit break down as AS – two units, one internal, one external but weighting is different and exam is longer!!!!!!
Last years topics were Representation of British Youth in contemporary cinema, Guillermo del Toro – A Love of Monsters (showing humanity at its worst), The Spanish Civil War through Spanish & Latin American Cinema and Representations of US troops in Iraq war films
Activity – Using big sheets of paper students can brainstorm possible topics. They must include at least two on every framework above. Keep, photograph and add to blog.
Activity – Using handout students can brainstorm possible topics. They must include at least two on every framework above. Keep, photograph and add to blog.
Think powerpoint presentation, prezi etc. You must refer to the key items from the catalogue. This has to be explicit. Short credited quotations may be used and these are excluded from the word count. You do not have to give the presentation but as part of your preparation it could be good to do the presenation, record yourself and make sure that everything you want to say is in the script.
Film can be any genre. What is a Screenplay? Hand out example What is an Extended Step Outline – emphasis that it has to be documentry
Section A:Two principal films representing life in difficult urban environments, two supplementary films Metropolis, Amores Perros, La Haine City of God, Tsotsi, Once Were Warriors, Kite Runner, Slumdog Millionaire, Mence II Society Section B: Minimun of two films Emotional Response - Eden Lake, Brokeback Mountain, Schindler’s List, Life is Beautiful, A Beautiful Life, Reservoir Dogs, Misery, This is England, Million Dollar Baby, The Departed, Borat, American History X, Jaws, A Clockwork Orange, Freaks, 2012, Avatar, Blade Runner, LA Confidential, Diva, Shawshank Redemption, 3:10 to Yuma, Old Boy, There Will be Blood, The Road Home, Cinema Paradiso, Romper Stomper, The Birth of a Nation, Blue Velvet, United 93, The Last King of Scotland, Psycho, The Exorcist, Blood Diamond, Four Lions, Control, The Killer Inside Me
Fight Club – there are other options but you would have to convince me!
Intro to Film Studies A2
Introduction to A2
What will you be study?
How will you be assessed?
WJEC GCE in Film Studies
Two units completed in Year 12
Two units this year
FM 3 – Film Research and Creative
FM 4 - Varieties of Film Experience
- Issues and Debates
Summary of Assessment
FM 1 & 2 = 50% of the course.
FM 3 – Internal Assessment made up
of two parts. Worth 25%, 100 marks
FM 4 External Assessment made up of
three sections (2 ¾ hour exam)
Worth 25%, 100 marks in total
FM3:Film Research and
Section A: Small Scale Research
• To develop research skills.
• One focus film with two related
• Choose from Star/Performer; Genre;
Auteur; Social, political and
cultural studies; gender issues;
ethnicity; Institution or
Possible areas of Study – Brainstorm
what research topics you would be
interested in doing.
• Social and
How it is assessed
The research topic is completed in two
• 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
• 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.
FM3:Film Research and
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).
FM 4: Varieties of
• Section A: World Cinema
(Urban Stories – Power, Poverty and
• Section B: Spectatorship Topics
(Popular Film and Emotional
• Section C: Single Film – Critical
(Fight Club, 1999 Fincher)
Key films for Year 13
City of God
Once were Warriors
American History X
Marley and Me
The Green Mile
A Clockwork Orange
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