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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The Online Classroom & Term Dates

Accessing your lessons

Each week comes with a set of written information about your course and a recorded lesson for you to complete. This video lesson is available in the course menu.

Lessons are available at weekly intervals to allow you time to complete assignments and revise the content so far. It is important that you don’t rush through the course material as you will need time to practice the techniques that you have learnt.

Live Assistance:

Each week during term times, our distance learning students are invited to a live study group which is run to discuss your progress with your tutor. Although students will be at different points of the course, this is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions that you have and study alongside other students.
The weekly study groups are run every Tuesday at 4pm. All timings are UK Time. A link to the session is available on your feedback page.

These study groups are not recorded for data protection.

Assignments

Each week you will be set an assignment to complete that covers the course material for that week and previous learning. Assignments are uploaded using the course assignment tool and will be marked and returned to you within 14 days. Please read the Submitting Assignments lesson carefully.

Holidays & Important Dates

Tuition availability is based around term times only. No classes are scheduled in ‘holidays’.

Autumn Term (2022): 1st September 2022 – 16th December 2022

Half Term: Monday 24th October 2022 – Friday 28th October 2022

Spring Term (2023): 3rd January 2023 – 31st March 2023

Half Term: Monday 13 February 2023 – Friday 17 February 2023

Summer Term (2023): 17th April 2023 – 21st July 2023

Half Term: 29th May 2023 – 2nd June 2023

Autumn Term (2022): 1st September 2023 – 15th December 2023

Half Term: Monday 23rd October 2023 – Friday 27th October 2023

Spring Term (2023): 2nd January 2024 – 28th March 2024

Exam Centre Entry Deadline
(For Students Sitting Summer 2024 Exams): 6th February 2024

Coursework Hand In Deadline
(For Students Sitting Summer 2024 Exams): 16th February 2024

Half Term: 12th February 2024 – 16th February 2024

Summer Term (2023): 15th April 2024 – 23rd July 2024

First Exam
A670U10-1 Film Studies Component 1: TBC

Half Term: 27th May 2024 – 31st May 2024

Second Exam
A670U20-1 Film Studies Component 2: TBC

Further dates TBC

Important: Exams should be booked in the September of the academic year that the student will be taking the exams in.