Welcome
Week 1 & 2 - Welcome to A-Level Film Studies
Week 3 - European Film - Core Study Areas
Week 4 - Global Film - European Film - Victoria - The Context
Week 5 - Victoria - Character and Scene Analysis
Week 6 - Victoria - Stereotypes
Week 7 - Global Film - Non-European Film - Taxi Tehran - The Context
Week 8 - Taxi Tehran - Rules and Regulations
Week 9 - Taxi Tehran - Micro Analysis
Week 10 - Global Film - Practice Questions
Week 11 - Documentary Film - Core Study Areas
Week 12 - Documentary Film - Amy - The Context
Week 13 - Amy - The Director and Analysis
Week 14 - Documentary Film - Exam Practice
Week 15 - Hollywood Film 1930-1990 Comparative Study - Core Study Areas
Week 16 - Classic Hollywood - Hollywood History
Week 17 - Classic Hollywood - Auteur Theory & Foregrounding context
Week 18 - Classic Hollywood - Vertigo - The Context
Week 19 - Classic Hollywood - Vertigo - Connotations of Colour
Week 20 - New Hollywood - Blade Runner - The Context
Week 21 - New Hollywood - Blade Runner - Film Noir Style
Week 22 - Hollywood - Vertigo and Blade Runner - Endings
Week 23 - American film since 2005 - No Country for Old Men - Spectatorship
Week 24 - American film since 2005 - No Country for Old Men - Themes
Week 25 - American film since 2005 - No Country for Old Men - Spectator vs Audience
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Getting Organised

Studying A-Levels with us requires very little in terms of course material, but it is important to have some resources to help you complete classes & assignments.

  • Reliable internet access
    • because classes are streamed, we suggest having a connection speed of 12Mbps or faster
  • A microphone for study groups (we don’t use webcams)
  • A Ring-binder Folder
    • you’ll need this divided into three sections : Component 1 (Varieties of film and filmmaking), Component 2 (Global filmmaking perspectives) & Component 3 (Production)
    • keep your completed assignments & booklets in here
  • Lined paper
  • Pens!

In order to study the A-Level Film Studies course, you will also need to ensure that you have the following:

  • Registered with your preferred exam centre
    • we do not arrange exams, however do recommend TutorsAndExams.uk.
    • when booking with Tutors And Exams, please state that you are students of TeachAllAboutIt and quote the partner reference TAAI2022.
    • exams and coursework moderation should be booked by the September of the academic year of which the exam is to be sat. This date gives you the cheapest fee for registration. Exams can be booked as late as February of the academic year that the exams will be sat, but there is a higher fee for late submissions.
    • Important: Tutors and Exams will invoice you directly for their exam fees and this fee is not included within TeachAllAboutIt – Film’s Distance Learning course fee. For information on the latest prices for these companies, please contact them directly.
    • students sitting an exam with any other exam centre must advise their tutor at time of enrolment.
  • The following films on DVD or available to stream:
    • Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958) and Blade Runner (Scott, 1982) (The Director’s Cut version, released 1992)
    • No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers, 2007)
    • Captain Fantastic (Ross, 2015)
    • Moon (Jones, 2009)
    • Under the Skin (Glazer, 2013)
    • Victoria (Schipper, Germany, 2015)
    • Taxi Tehran (Panahi, Iran, 2015)
    • Amy (Kapadia, UK, 2005)
    • One Week (1920) and The Scarecrow (1920) and The ‘High Sign’ (1921) and Cops (1922) (Keaton, US)
    • Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, US, 1994)

The above films are the ones focused on within the recorded lessons. The student’s are advised to study these films. If they answer questions on other films from the syllabus, their assignments may not be marked.