These are unusual times for those of us teaching A level Film Studies, So, what can we do to bridge the Covid gap for our students and more importantly keep them engaged with the study of film?
What’s exciting about this opportunity is to use film as a conduit for discussing all manner of
social, political, cultural and historical topics. This is one of the wonderful things about film as a
medium, it can make a topic so very accessible for all. We all have an opinion on the films we
have watched and so even if a student isn’t planning on studying film at university we can still
use the medium of film to engage them in a range of topics that will be relevant to them.
This bridging programme is designed to get students thinking about film at a higher level. Even
if you aren’t planning on studying film at uni, or even going to uni yet, these are some of the best
films ever made and forming an opinion on them will make you a much more interesting person
at parties too!
So this is how it works.
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In this lacuna of teaching and learning, we can use this time to envelop young people in our love of film. Using your Edusites Film membership engages both potential and first year A Level and IB in your love of film as an academic discipline.
Section B: Documentary Film (single-film study) Resource: Analysing a Documentary Film Sisters in Law (Ayisi and Longinotto, Cameroon and UK, 2005) The Arbor (Barnard, UK, 2010) Stories We Tell (Polley, Canada, 2012) live! 20,000 Days on Earth (Forsyth and Pollard, UK, 2014) Amy (Kapadia, UK, 2005) Context: Amy Winehouse 'Popstar'
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There’s an idea (elegantly expressed by the novelist Italo Calvino) that’s worth engaging with and returning to quite often in relation to the films that we study at A Level and it’s this: that a classic is a story that has not yet finished with what it has to say to an audience. The film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans is one such film ‘classic’. Indeed, it is a silent film that’s sometimes discussed in relation to two other films that were contemporaneous with it: The Wind and The Crowd.
We currently have 166 film analysis available for subscribers in our library. This collection includes many films from legacy and current exam board set film lists and provides a film from almost every genre for comparative study and analysis tasks
Once a week our Edusites Film teachers let loose and give us their 'real talk' on studying A Level and IB Film. They discuss trending issues, the industry, products, theory, revision and exams.
Linked here are Knowledge Organisers for all of the films we have covered in detail through Case Studies, Workbooks and Comparison Studies plus the rest of the films on the specification.
"Teaching your students to know their Apocalypse Now from their East is East..."Edusites Film has a growing number of individual film analysis. Currently, there are more than 160 Case Studies from the pioneering 2001: A Space Odyssey to the coming of age road movie Y Tu Mama Tambien - Mexican Cinema Study OCR
The Babadook (a gothic style horror that nods to German Expressionism and is directed by an Australian female director Jennifer Kent) is now live and completes our offer for the Outsiders theme in Section C Ideology for OCR A Level Film.
Want to persuade 'the powers that be' to add Film Studies A level to your Sixth Form or College curriculum? our helpful and downloadable and editable guide shows how Film Studies opens up careers potential and benefits retention, progression, and progress of any post 16 provision. From Avant-Garde to Godard to blockbuster superheroes there is no doubt that we humans love a story.
When Wade Watts enters the Distracted Globe nightclub in Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg’s movie adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel, he walks right past The Joker. Today it is almost enough to
A story of power and control over the Los Angeles transport system, the film can be watched as a film noir and as a buddy movie and as a postmodern movie in terms of its integration of, and reference to, various American animated film characters. Does that sound familiar in light of the Ernest Cline novel, and subsequent Steven Spielberg film adaptation, Ready Player One?
This summer, there was some film-fan excitement at the news that a new, Hollywood-backed adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches was to be written and directed by fantasy-movie veteran, Robert Zemeckis.
We've been having fun printing these booklets for A Level Film Studies students. They can be printed and read anywhere; we are encouraging case study bus/tube reading instead of phone playing. We are using them, not just as case studies about our chosen films, but also as examples of accessible academic writing about film.
We had a think. Amy’s students needed more direction than just being let loose with cameras they had plenty of experience using.