This course is designed for EDUQAS A-Level Film Studies teachers that are seeking to ensure able students fulfil their potential through the successful application of skills to attain C grades and above. The course will demonstrate how to guide your best students to achieve grades C and above in future EDUQAS Film Studies examina-tions. It will focus on a detailed analysis of what is expected in order to secure pro-gress across both of the examination specification components and explore ways to build your teaching practice around this. The course will also provide guidance on ef-fective revision strategies and examination techniques to ensure that students can 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 C+ and providing comprehensive materials to help teachers prepare students effectively.
Emphasis on teaching approaches which are most effective with middle-attaining students.
Focus on teaching approaches which build responsive technique and reliability in answers.
A detailed look at the different demands and types of questions.
Sample answers at Grades C+ will be analysed and disseminated.
Key Challenges of Eduqas A-Level Film Studies for Grade C students
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/Humanities/Art/Media departments with a Film Studies cohort.
Heads of Film Studies department
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