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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Submitting Assignments

Each week you will be set an assignment to help you to practice the topics set for that particular week of the course. I strongly recommend that you complete all activities for all sections of each week of the course even though they are not marked as this would represent the work that you would complete in a classroom.

In a classroom, students would be studying for 2.5 hours each week in class plus an hour of independent study. For your course, you have a pre-recorded class each week, a live study group, plus an average 3 hours of independent study. At the start and end of the course, you may find that this increases as practical tasks may take longer, and you are required to watch the fillms used in the course.

To access your weekly assignment, click on the assignment tab on the left hand menu of the course. You will see the number of marks available for the assignment and the pass mark. Failing an assignment doesn’t mean that you have failed the course, but will mean that I leave additional feedback on how to improve to a “good” pass of a 6 or more.

When you are ready to start your assignment, click the Start Button under the Assignment Information:

Starting an assignment

Once open, you will be able to access the assignment document and may complete the assignment using the on screen editor or as a separate document to upload. All assignments are due for submission the day before the next lesson (feedback will be added within 7 days).

Writing an Assignment

Don’t worry if you are completing your assignment in stages -just click the Save button to save your progress.

Your assignment will not be sent to me until you click the Send button on your assignment or the time limit on the assignment is up. Please check that you have done this each week!

Submitting Assignments

If you have any questions about your assignment, you can send an email to me at: jay@teachallaboutit.uk

After your assignment has been graded, you will see your mark and feedback in your assignment document where you uploaded your assignment.

The standard passing grade for assignments is 8 / 12 which represents the “good” pass mark (a solid grade 6) for the GCSE average grade boundaries (see below).

Assignment Feedback

Average grade boundaries used for assignments & mock exams are shown below. These are currently based on the OCR UK exam as the 9-1 CIE exams have not yet taken place, but will be updated using the average for the 2019 exams once these are released.

(red = low pass / fail, orange = pass, green = good pass, blue = high pass)

  • 9 > 85%
  • 8 > 78%
  • 7 > 70%
  • 6 > 61%
  • 5 > 53%
  • 4 > 44%
  • 3 > 33%
  • 2 > 23%
  • 1 > 13%
  • U <13%