This course is designed for EDUQAS A-Level Film Studies Teachers who are seeking to ensure high-performing students fulfil their potential through the successful application of higher order skills to attain highest level grades. The course will demonstrate how to guide your most accomplished students to achieve Grades A*/A in future EDUQAS Film Studies examinations. It will focus on a detailed analysis of what is expected at the top levels across both of the examination specification components and explore modalities to build your teaching practice around. The course will also provide guidance on effective revision strategies and examination techniques through which high achieving students can stand out and ensure that they succeed in the final examinations.
Led by experienced examiner and teacher, Chris Warrington, the course is designed for expert teachers of EDUQAS Film Studies.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Focused on identifying the demands of Grades A*/A and providing in-depth expertise to assist teachers in preparing students effectively
Emphasis on teaching approaches which are most effective with high-performing students
Focus on teaching approaches which stretch and challenge beyond A-Level, undergraduate level preparedness
A comprehensive assessment of the different demands and variety of questions
Sample answers at Grades A*/A will be scrutinized
Materials will be provided that will allow teachers to cover the course in innovative and student-friendly ways that push the highest ability students.
Grades A*/A: Key student behaviours for Component 1
10.00 – 10.45am
The structure of the specification and using it to plan for success for the top end students
2019/20 Feedback: what does it tell us about the standards set for the top learners? How can we teach to this effectively? Key takeaways.
Grades A*/A: what are the subtle differences between these?
Defining attributes of Grade A*/A students in the classroom and how to build upon these – independence and interrogation.
Instilling students with the ability to link seemingly disparate content throughout the whole specification and inspiring the A* Film student.
Avoiding potential hazards: what can cost a top student their A grade? Misinterpretation of questions, imprecise film analysis, failure to include ideological or aesthetic influences.
Chris Warrington has extensive experience in the current and previous iterations of the WJEC/EDUQAS specifications for Film Studies and has also provided key resources and consultation for the EDUQAS Film Studies specification. His school has been awarded a Certificate of Commendation for excellence in Production by the EDUQAS board. As a freelance film writer with over ten years’ experience, he has been published in The Guardian, Future Publishing, The Big Picture, Film Stories and more. He is currently a Secondary Head of Film Studies at leading school in Derbyshire.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Heads of English and Media departments with a Film Studies cohort.
Heads of Film Studies department
New/Current Teachers of A-Level Film Studies
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course