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We are pleased to announce that our new AS/A Level Film Studies qualifications are accredited for first teaching in 2017.
Our AS and A Level Film Studies specifications are designed to engage learners with a wide range of films from different cultures and points in history, from silent to present day. Studies will encompass genre, representation, narrative, aesthetics, ideology, film form, spectatorship and a range of critical debates that will serve to enhance learners’ analytical and creative skills.
Assessment in Welsh will not be available for these qualifications (H010, H410).
Engaging– Our AS and A Level Film Studies specifications have been designed to enthuse learners into broadening their intellectual horizons in a variety of contexts.
Creative - The non-examined assessment at both AS and A Level is a great opportunity for learners to develop contemporary filmmaking skills and connect film practice with theory.
Relevant and contemporary – In creating these modern new specifications, we’ve liaised with teachers, subject associations, higher education and employers to ensure these specifications offer as much choice as possible to teachers and learners.
Straightforward assessment – These specifications provide clear, fair assessments, which examine relevant, engaging content.
Support and guidance – Our dedicated OCR Media and Film team have a love and knowledge of the subject that we want to share with teachers and students. We offer guidance, both online and face-to-face, to support your delivery of these exciting new specifications.
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Accredited specification for the new A Level GCE Film Studies qualification.
Accredited specification for the new AS Level GCE Film Studies qualification.
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This guide suggests approaches for Section A of component 2: Contemporary British and US Film. Learner worksheets for the activities in this guide are in a separate folder.
Learner activity worksheets for the Contemporary British and US film delivery guide.
This guide suggests approaches and activities for Section A of Component 2: Documentary.
This guide suggests approaches for Section B of component 1: European cinema history. Learner worksheets for the activities in this guide are in a separate folder.
Learner activity worksheets for the European cinema history delivery guide.
This guide suggests approaches for Section A of component 1: Film form in US cinema from the silent era to 1990.
Learner activity worksheet for the Film form in US cinema from the silent era to 1990 delivery guide.
This guide suggests approaches and activities for Section C of Component 2: Ideology.
Learner activity worksheet for the Ideology delivery guide.
This guide suggests approaches for the NEA component of the AS/A Level in Film Studies. Learner worksheets for the activities in this guide are in a separate folder.
Learner activity worksheets for the NEA delivery guide.
A curriculum planner with three models showing how the new specifications could be taught, including a suggested reading list.
Read key facts about the content and assessment of the new A Level.
Read key facts about the content and assessment of the new AS Level.
A guide to the contexts, styles and legacies of German expressionism, Soviet montage, Italian neorealism and the French new wave.
A lesson element to help develop students' understanding of the Kuleshov Effect and how directors use editing to elicit emotional responses.