Edusites Film offers a comprehensive collection of outstanding online Film Studies teaching resources to help teachers and students. From Avant Garde Godard to block buster super heroes there is no doubt that we humans love a film. The academic study of film offers students the vision to create their own stories in innovative and novel ways.

Edusites Sample Teacher Guide Film Representation

Edusites Sample Teacher Guide Film Representation

Below is an example of 5 lessons taken from OCR H410 Unit 2 of 5 Representation. Each Unit contains the following:

  • Teacher Guide
  • Student Workbook
  • Online Lesson by Lesson Slides

Edusites offers more than 150 lessons covering Film Language, Film Representation, Film Audience, Film Genre & Institutions and Film Values and Ideology. Each of these Units contain 25 outstanding lessons.

Teacher Guide Representation Lessons 1-5

For those of you who are new to Film Studies teaching, then this Teacher Guide - alongside the Lesson Resource Slides, and Student Workbook provide all that you need to get the job done. For those of you seeking fresh ideas or additional materials, then dip in and take what you need. For experienced staff who have been scouring the internet and posting on forums debating the new specifications - which to select and how to teach them - then this puts a range of material in one handy place and saves you time that is better spent discussing, feeding back on progress, and developing the learning contained in these units with your students.

Your Edusites subscription gives access to all of these units, and students may be referred to these as review/revision of prior skills already covered or you may decide to lift whole lessons from the GCSE packs and use these to cover any perceived gaps in skills or understanding, or to review ideas. In some A Level lessons, reference will be made directly to these units or some of those units slide resources will be slotted in where these are felt to better illustrate points or ideas.

All of the framework concepts in Film Studies – Language+, Genre+, Representation+, Audience+ and Institutions+ – are linked and interact with each other to produce meaning. Whilst this unit has a focus on Film Representation+ it will touch into these other areas and will be revisited in their work in the other units. Emphasise this to them. We are eating the elephant and we need to do so one bite at a time, wherever we start from.

The OCR Specifications assume no prior knowledge of Film Studies.

All work refers to the Edusites Lesson Resource Slides.

This is a sample of 5 lessons taken from a library of over 150 individual fully resourced lessons.

Lesson One: What We See

Slides 1-17


  • Knowledge : To review understanding of the film framework
  • Learning : To build ideas and strategies of how to study film
  • Understanding : To link knowledge and learning by completing analysis tasks

Starter/Loop Activity (5 Minutes)

Slide 2 Task 1A Pupils asked to consider the question from the Lesson Resource: Braveheart Poster - How Audiences are Signalled. Students to note response.

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