About this online course

This webinar is the result of our successful full-day course on teaching film and literature for AQA Spanish A Level. It will allow teachers who only teach the film at A Level to gain further knowledge and understanding of the examination requirements and acquire new and creative teaching ideas for their lessons. Whilst assessment materials used will be AQA content is suitable for all A Level boards. There is also an accompanying course for the Literature section of the A level course.

Can be bought with AQA Spanish A Level paper 2: Teaching Literature webinar for £200.


  • Analyse the most recent essay questions on the set films
  • Understand where students go wrong in their film essays, and put them right
  • Take away new and creative ideas for teaching challenging themes in film studies
  • Discover new activities for teaching and practising transferable skills for essay writing
  • Learn from and ask questions to an experienced examiner
DATE & LOCATION  Online | Thursday 27 May 2021
  • A level Spanish Teachers
  • Heads of A level Spanish
  • Notes prepared by the educational expert leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance


4.00 pm – Introduction, welcome and sound check

4.05 pm – Analysis of recent exam questions on the set films

  • A look at last year’s essay titles
  • Activity: rewrite these essay questions for your own films
  • What can we learn from the 2019 Examiner’s Report?

4.20 pm El Laberinto del Fauno

  • Quiz: Where do they go wrong?
  • What does the Examiner’s Report say?
  • Activity: preparing students to answer difficult questions on themes
  • Responding to challenging questions on cinematic technique

4.50 pm A focus on transferable essay writing skills in the study of other key cinematic works: Volver, María llena eres de Gracias and Las Trece Rosas

  • Including relevant essay-writing vocabulary and structures: Volver
  • Writing detailed character studies: María, llena eres de Gracia
  • To quote or not to quote: Las Trece Rosas (Kahoot)
  • Activity: applying the mark scheme to an A Level essay

5.20 pm Top Tips for essay writing on film

  • Including suggestions for essay practice, planning, giving feedback and revising

5.30 pm – Close

Georgina Irvine:

Georgina is a highly accomplished and successful teacher with over 20 years’ experience, including 10 years teaching at one of the country’s most academically successful independent day schools. She is an experienced GCSE, A Level and International Baccalaureate examiner and moderator. Georgina has been Head of Department, Head of Faculty and a Senior Teacher in charge of Oxbridge applications. She now works as an Independent Spanish Consultant and writes her own blog on Spanish language and culture.