AS/A Level Film Studies

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A Level Film Studies Specification
AS Film Studies Specification
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A Level

The WJEC Eduqas specification is designed to introduce A level learners to a wide variety of films in order to broaden their knowledge and understanding of film and the range of responses films can generate. This specification therefore offers opportunities to study mainstream American films from the past and the present as well as a range of recent and contemporary British films, American independent films and global films, both non-English language and English language. The historical range of film represented in those films is extended by the study of silent film and significant film movements so that learners can gain a sense of the development of film from its early years to its still emerging digital future. Studies in documentary, experimental and short films add to the breadth of the learning experience.

Production work is a crucial part of this specification and is integral to learners' study of film. Studying a diverse range of films from several different contexts is designed to give learners the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding of how films are constructed to their own filmmaking and screenwriting. This is intended to enable learners to create high quality film and screenplay work as well as provide an informed filmmaker's perspective on their own study of film.

AS

The WJEC Eduqas specification is designed to introduce AS learners to a wide variety of films in order to broaden their knowledge and understanding of film and the range of responses films can generate. This specification therefore offers opportunities to study mainstream and independent American and British films from the past and the present as well as more recent non-English language European films.

Production work is a crucial part of this specification and is integral to learners' study of film. Studying a diverse range of films from several different contexts is designed to give learners the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding of how films are constructed to their own filmmaking and screenwriting. This is intended to enable learners to create high quality film and screenplay work as well as provide an informed filmmaker's perspective on their own study of film.

Why choose Eduqas?

  • Over 30 years' experience in delivering film qualifications – we know what teachers want
  • Get access to our Film Studies Teacher Communityon Facebook
  • An exciting and diverse range of set films
  • Free digital resources
  • The opportunity to develop film-making and screenwriting skills to explore and pursue creative interests.
  • Support from our regional support teamDirect access to film subject specialists
  • Direct access to film subject specialists
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Discover FREE Digital Resources!

 

Unlock your learners’ potential with an impressive range of FREE digital resources, teaching tools and materials.

 

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EDUQAS ENDORSED TITLES

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NEW SPEC: WJEC Eduqas Film Studies for A Level and AS 978-1-911208-44-0 Lisa Wardle, Ellen Cheshire, Mark Ramey, Jenny Stewart

EDUQAS NON-ENDORSED TITLES

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WJEC Eduqas Film Studies for A Level & AS Revision Guide 978-1-912820-35-1 Jenny Stewart

Online Exam Review – gain access to general data, exam questions, marking schemes and examiner comments.

 

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Our Assessment Resources are sets of questions based on specific themes, topics or skills within the qualification. They are optional resources (their use is not mandatory) which have been created to assist teachers in assessing learners in summer 2021. We recommend that you use the Mapping Grid provided initially to help you find appropriate Assessment Resources. Our Mapping Grid has been designed for you to view, at a glance, the content and assessment objectives covered in each Assessment Resource, and then download the relevant Assessment Resource.
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Training and Guidance for Summer 2021

 

WJEC Eduqas has produced Professional Learning training and guidance packs to support the application of marking schemes and grading.  These view on-demand materials offer expert instruction from senior Eduqas examiners and include marking exemplar and grading exemplar. These materials aim to:

  • develop your understanding in applying the marking schemes
  • improve your confidence in awarding marks accurately
  • exemplify the characteristics of learner responses at differing levels of achievement
  • provide guidance on how to grade learner evidence.

These materials are suitable for all teachers who need guidance in marking and grading this qualification, and Heads of Department who wish to internally moderate their team's marking.

These materials are now available for you to access as many times as you wish from our secure website here.

 

 

Upcoming Professional Learning Events

 

There are no live events currently scheduled for this qualification. 

 

Our annual programme is published and open for bookings during the summer term. Sign up for the latest updates here.

 

Materials from previous courses can be found on the Secure website and/or under the Materials tab.

A Level Film Studies - Screenwriting Top Tips

 

The Powerpoint version of this Webinar can be found here.

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