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Legacy OCR A Level Film Studies »

Richard Gent | Wednesday January 17, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, Legacy

New OCR A Level Film Studies Resources

We are developing a series of new resources for the new A Level Film Studies specs. These include an overview planner, teaching guide, online slides, student workbook and a glossary.

Legacy Resources

Welcome to Edusites Film’s comprehensive resources and materials link covering every aspect of the OCR AS and A2 Film Studies specification.

Studying film is a skill and a pleasure for both students and teachers focussing on key areas of academic study and we like to think we have covered all bases. This includes in depth schemes of...

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OCR H410 New Spec A Level Film Studies »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday February 28, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, New Spec

Please scroll down for Resources

Each term we provide a Core Unit, Exam Unit and NEA Unit based on the Department for Education Film Studies A Level subject content. (February 2016)

The intention of the course of study is to enable learners to demonstrate knowledge and understanding. This must involve learners exploring:

  • a diverse range of film
  • the significance of film and film practice in national, global and historical contexts
  • film and its key contexts (social, cultural, political, historical technological)
  • how films generate meaning and response
  • film as commercial...
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OCR H410 New Spec A Level Film Case Studies »

Richard Gent | Tuesday February 27, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Films & Case Studies, American, Directors, Hollywood Films, Non-Hollywood Films, World Cinema, Key Concepts, New Spec

New OCR A Level Film Studies Resources

We are developing a series of new resources for the new GCSE and A Level Film Studies specs. The first resources is a series of case studies of specific films.

Below are links to all of the elements you will need for the first term. Please read the note on copyright carefully.

Copyright

  • Because we are a non profit making, self financed, independent publishing company founded and run by teachers for teachers we take Copyright very seriously
  • Edusites resources or login details cannot be shared with anyone not employed at the...
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How to create your Perfect Student Workbook »

Richard Gent | Sunday January 28, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, New Spec

Copy and paste from any of our online Student Workbooks to create your ‘Perfect Student Ready Workbook’ to handout ready for the term ahead.

The resources are presented in this format to allow students to easily annotate them and support them in developing their ideas and understanding of the subjects covered in a course.

The philosophy we have at Edusites is that knowledge only becomes understanding through practical application by doing the analysis and making your own products.




OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 2 Core: Film Representation+ »

Barry Rainsford | Friday January 19, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

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OCR New Spec A Level Film Studies

Files you will need for the lessons

  • OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 2 Film Representation+ SOL Teacher Lessons 1-15
  • OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 2 Film Representation+ SOL Teacher Lessons 16-26
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • OCR Core Unit 2 Film Representation+ Introduction
    • OCR Core Unit 2 Film Representation+ Lesson 1
    • OCR Core Unit 2 Film Representation+ Lesson 2
    • OCR Core Unit 2 Film Representation+ Lesson 3
    • OCR Core Unit 2 Film Representation+...
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E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Single Film Study: Part 1 »

Darin Caudle | Wednesday January 10, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Steven Spielberg, Hollywood Films, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Genres & Case Studies, Families, Science Fiction

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSx8Jobx-Gs

Guide Navigation

  • E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Single Film Study: Part 2

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American films with particular reference to responding to...

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E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Single Film Study: Part 2 »

Darin Caudle | Wednesday January 10, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Steven Spielberg, Hollywood Films, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, Genres & Case Studies, Families, Science Fiction

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  • E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Single Film Study: Part 1

Key Sequence Analysis

E.T. goes home (final scene in the film) – 1:43:53 – 1:50:59

The sequence begins with a close-up on the makeshift communicator that Elliott and E.T. have constructed, an important prop that signifies E.T.’s ability to transform the everyday items of childhood and suburbia into something fantastical. As Elliott approaches the communicator, the lights from E.T.’s mothership beam down causing the boy to gaze upward in its direction, leaving us in no doubt that the homemade...

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Double Indemnity Single Film Study »

Viki Walden | Friday January 05, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Double Indemnity, Directors, Billy Wilder, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama, Film Noir

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKrrAa2o9Eg

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American films with particular reference to responding to questions in the key areas:

  • Film language
  • Film meaning
  • Film context

And...

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Stagecoach Single Film Study »

Viki Walden | Friday January 05, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Stagecoach, Directors, John Ford, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Western

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE-VWDsdkwM

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American films with particular reference to responding to questions in the key areas:

  • Film language
  • Film meaning
  • Film context

And...

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The Gold Rush Single Film Study »

Siobhan Flint | Thursday January 04, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Silent Era, Genres & Case Studies, Adventure, Comedy, Drama

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDlEvaKBkhU

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American films with particular reference to responding to questions in the key areas:

  • Film language
  • Film meaning
  • Film context

And...

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Raging Bull Single Film Study »

Siobhan Flint | Thursday January 04, 2018

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, Martin Scorsese, Hollywood Films, Raging Bull, Genres & Case Studies, Biography, Drama, Sport

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHhzOM4gBIA

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American films with particular reference to responding to questions in the key areas:

  • Film language
  • Film meaning
  • Film context

And...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 1 Non Examined Assessment (NEA) »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday December 16, 2017

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

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OCR New Spec A Level Film Studies

Files you will need for the lessons

  • OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 NEA SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • OCR H410 A Level Film NEA Unit 1 Introduction
    • OCR H410 A Level Film NEA Unit 1 Lesson 1
    • OCR H410 A Level Film NEA Unit 1 Lesson 2
    • OCR H410 A Level Film NEA Unit 1 Lesson 3
    • OCR H410 A Level Film NEA Unit 1 Lesson 4
    • OCR H410 A Level Film NEA Unit 1 Lesson 5

    Files you will need to print for the lessons

  • OCR H410 A Level Film...
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OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 1 Exam »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday December 12, 2017

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

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OCR New Spec A Level Film Studies

Files you will need for the lessons

  • OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Exam SOL Teacher
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • OCR H410 A Level Film Exam Unit 1 Introduction
    • OCR H410 A Level Film Exam Unit 1 Lesson 1
    • OCR H410 A Level Film Exam Unit 1 Lesson 2
    • OCR H410 A Level Film Exam Unit 1 Lesson 3
    • OCR H410 A Level Film Exam Unit 1 Lesson 4
    • OCR H410 A Level Film Exam Unit 1 Lesson 5
    • OCR H410 A Level Film Exam Unit 1 Lesson 6
    • OCR H410 A Level...
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Citizen Kane Single Film Study »

Viki Walden | Friday December 08, 2017

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, American, Citizen Kane, Directors, Orson Welles, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, Mystery

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dxh3lwdOFw

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American films with particular reference to responding to questions in the key areas:

  • Film language
  • Film meaning
  • Film context

And...

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The Birth of a Nation Single Film Study »

Barry Rainsford | Wednesday November 29, 2017

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, Directors, David Wark Griffith, Non-Hollywood Films, Silent Era, The Birth of a Nation, Genres & Case Studies, Drama, History, War

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9UPOkIpR0A

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OCR Film Studies Paper 1

Section A: Film History

Silent Era to 1990

These examination tasks require that you study three American films with particular reference to responding to questions in the key areas:

  • Film language
  • Film meaning
  • Film context

And...

[ read full article ] »

OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 1 Core: Film Language+ »

Barry Rainsford | Friday October 13, 2017

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

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OCR New Spec A Level Film Studies

OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Film Language+

Files you will need for the lessons

  • OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Film Language+ SOL Teacher Lessons 1-14
  • OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Film Language+ SOL Teacher Lessons 15-25
  • These slides are accessible to view with a live wifi connection using Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer

    • OCR Core Unit 1 Film Language+ Introduction
    • OCR Core Unit 1 Film Language+ Lesson 1
    • OCR Core Unit 1 Film Language+ Lesson 2
    • OCR Core Unit 1 Film Language+ Lesson 3
    • OCR Core...
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OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 2 Film Representation+ Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Sunday January 24, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

Copyright © 2017 Edusites. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use within the subscribing school only. Copying or lending of any part of this document in any form or by any means to external bodies and / or individuals is prohibited.

This is the Second A Level Unit

To Film Students

This booklet is to support you in your preparation for the A Level Film Studies Examination Papers 1 and 2 and the Non-Examination Assessment. This workbook comprises the theory and ideas from the related series of lessons led by your teacher, and is designed to...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 2 Film Representation+ SOL Teacher Lessons 16-26 »

Richard Gent | Monday January 18, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Key Concepts, Representation, Key Skills

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  • OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 2 Film Representation+ SOL Teacher Lessons 1-15

Lesson Sixteen: Ideology

Slides 1-9

Objectives

  • 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 16A Students asked to respond to the task from the Lesson Resource: Analysis of Bonnie and Clyde still. Students to write response in books/ folders.

Prepare the Learning (5 Minutes)

Share...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 2 Film Representation+ SOL Teacher Lessons 1-15 »

Barry Rainsford | Monday January 18, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, Analysis, Key Concepts, Representation, Key Skills

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  • OCR H410 A Level Film Unit 2 Film Representation+ SOL Teacher Lessons 16-26

This is the Second A Level Unit

The purpose of this unit is not to tell anyone ‘what you must do’ or ‘this is the way that you must do it’. The work here is based on over twenty years of teaching Film Studies at A Level in a very large (2,500 pupils) urban comprehensive in what was once described as one of the most deprived areas in the UK. It is based both on my own teaching and in leading teams of non-specialist staff, usually fresh from their teaching courses, with no...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 NEA Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday October 20, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

Copyright © 2017 Edusites. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use within the subscribing school only. Copying or lending of any part of this document in any form or by any means to external bodies and / or individuals is prohibited.

This is the First A Level Unit

To Film Students

This booklet is to support you in your preparation for the OCR GCE Advanced Level Film Studies Examination Papers 1 & 2 and the Non-Examination Assessment. This workbook comprises the theory and ideas from the related series of lessons led by your teacher, and is...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 NEA SOL Teacher »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday October 20, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

This is the First A Level OCR NEA Unit

The purpose of this unit is not to tell anyone ‘what you must do’ or ‘this is the way that you must do it’. The work here is based on over twenty years of teaching Film Studies at A level and KS4 in a very large (2,500 pupils) urban comprehensive in what was once described as one of the most deprived areas in the UK. It is based both on my own teaching and in leading teams of non-specialist staff, usually fresh from their teaching courses, with no Film Studies background.

The Lesson Resource Slides contain everything...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Exam Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday October 17, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

Copyright © 2017 Edusites. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use within the subscribing school only. Copying or lending of any part of this document in any form or by any means to external bodies and / or individuals is prohibited.

This is the First A Level Unit

To Film Students

This booklet is to support you in your preparation for the OCR GCE Advanced Level Film Studies Examination Paper 1 Section A. This workbook comprises the theory and ideas from the related series of lessons led by your teacher, and is designed to help you to start...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Exam SOL Teacher »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday October 17, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level

This is the First A Level OCR Exam Unit

OCR H410 Unit 1 Exam: Paper 1 Section A

The purpose of this unit is not to tell anyone ‘what you must do’ or ‘this is the way that you must do it’. The work here is based on over twenty years of teaching Film Studies at A level in a very large (2,500 pupils) urban comprehensive in what was once described as one of the most deprived areas in the UK. It is based both on my own teaching and in leading teams of non-specialist staff, usually fresh from their teaching courses, with no Film Studies background.

The Lesson Resource...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Film Language+ Workbook Student »

Barry Rainsford | Sunday October 04, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Key Concepts, Film Language

Copyright © 2017 Edusites. All rights reserved. Permission granted to reproduce for educational use within the subscribing school only. Copying or lending of any part of this document in any form or by any means to external bodies and / or individuals is prohibited.

This is the First A Level Unit

To Film Students

This booklet is to support you in your preparation for the A Level Film Studies Examination Papers 1 and 2 and the Non-Examination Assessment. This notebook comprises the theory and ideas from the related series of lessons led by your teacher, and is designed to...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Film Language+ SOL Teacher Lessons 15-25 »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday October 03, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Key Concepts, Film Language

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  • OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Film Language+ SOL Teacher Lessons 1-14

Lesson Fifteen: Narrative

Slides 1-15

Objectives

  • Knowledge : To develop ideas about how sound constructs mood and tone
  • Learning : To evolve higher level ideas of how to study film through its products
  • Understanding: To develop understanding by completing analysis of products

Starter/Loop Activity (5 minutes)

Resource Pack Slide 2 Task 15A Pupils asked to respond to the task from the Lesson Resource: Analysis of still. Students to write response in books/ folders.

Prepare...

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OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Film Language+ SOL Teacher Lessons 1-14 »

Barry Rainsford | Tuesday September 29, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Key Concepts, Film Language

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  • OCR H410 A Level Film Studies Unit 1 Film Language+ SOL Teacher Lessons 15-25

This is the First A Level Unit

The purpose of this unit is not to tell anyone ‘what you must do’ or ‘this is the way that you must do it’. The work here is based on over twenty years of teaching Film Studies at A Level in a very large (2,500 pupils) urban comprehensive in what was once described as one of the most deprived areas in the UK. It is based both on my own teaching and in leading teams of non-specialist staff, usually fresh from their teaching courses, with no...

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OCR A2 Film Sec A Messages and Values in Global Film: Battleship Potemkin & Les Quatre Cents Coups »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 15, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Analysis, Film Analysis, Films & Case Studies, World Cinema, Battleship Potemkin, Les Quatre Cents Coups, Genres & Case Studies, Crime, Drama, History, War

1. How is style and theme used in communicating messages and values in the films you have studied? (50)

The two films I have studied are Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin from 1925 and Francois Truffaut’s Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows) from 1959. Both films are encoded with a filmmaking style that both reflects a period in cinematic history and also with narrative themes deeply embedded revealing underlying messages and values.

Potemkin’ is considered a classic of 1920s silent soviet cinema with Eisenstein directing films alongside famous...

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OCR A2 Film Sec B Critical Engagement with Film & Cinema: Authorship in Contemporary Cinema »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 15, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Analysis, Film Analysis

2. How far do you agree with the statement that the director is the true author of the filmmaking process? (50)

An auteur implies someone with overall control and also someone with their own recognisable style. Audiences with cultural capital who watch a Hitchcock film may see immediately that it is directed by him because of the cinematography, mise-en-scene and visual style, sound but also importantly editing. It is the ‘look’ of the film that identifies his role and this is the primary role of the director. A film can have a number of authors that go beyond the...

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OCR A2 Film Studies Creative Investigation in Film »

Rob Miller | Monday September 14, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2

The purpose of this unit is to assess students’ ability to independently research, investigate and analyse a film based topic and present the findings and to assess the students’ application of knowledge and understanding to the planning and construction of a creative realisation. It is also designed to assess students’ application of knowledge and understanding in evaluating their own work. This project is produced independently but may have the assistance of others.

1. Research

a. Independent Research Project: Edusites Film Example - An Auteur Study of Martin Scorsese...

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OCR AS Film Studies Foundation Portfolio in Film »

Rob Miller | Monday September 14, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS

The purpose of this unit is to build upon the broader macro skills developed in Unit F631: Film Text and Context. This is an individual portfolio.

The unit is marked out of 100 and comprises four elements:

  • A textual analysis of two contemporary English language film texts (40 Marks)
  • Evidence of planning for a creative artefact which should be related to the textual analysis (10 Marks)
  • A creative artefact (30 Marks)
  • An evaluation (20 Marks)

It is strongly advised that you spend significant time on the planning element despite the mark allocation as inadequate planning will...

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OCR AS Film Studies Contemporary English Language Film: Gone Too Far! and Sightseers »

Rob Miller | Friday September 11, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Analysis

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  1. Okay, I decided to write a mini guide for those of you studying A level History and in particular, the Edexcel examination board for History
    I've written this in mind of my own experiences and the other posts I've helped with.

    You don't have to follow this
    . In fact there are many other ways of achieving your full potential.

    You may contribute if you wish.
    Good luck

    Quick link

    General
    - How to Revise + Exam Technique
    - UMS scoring chart/grades
    - Exam Resources

    Subject specific
    - Help on Russia Essay questions

    Edexcel
    - How long is each paper (and what does it consist of?)
    - Recommended Unit 1 books
    - Unit 2 technique (specific)
    - Unit 2 examplar answer
    - Unit 3 technique (specific)
    - Historical Assignment (unit 4)

    This thread has also been wiki'd
  2. How to Revise for A level History

    This is a relatively simple case.

    The revision should be broken into
    - Knowledge of the topic
    - Exam technique.

    Knowledge of the topic
    In terms of the exam, nothing will be more important than knowing your topic back to front for the exam.

    The following are helpful
    - Bulletpointing chapters, or sections of chapters in books
    - Creating cue cards in order to improve on-the-spot recollection of knowledge
    - End of topic questions in your textbook
    - Past papers

    If you have more time on your hands
    - Try reading some historiography on your subject. e.g. Germany responsible for pursuing a campaign of aggression and conquest [Fischer]
    - Read articles from credible sources to deepen your knowledge.
    - Have discussions with other people doing the same unit as you, about particular events.

    Exam technique
    At every stage you want to balance your argument against counter arguments. Always argue extent - which factor was most important, and why? You're working with balancing the various influences.

    Historiography fits in here, too. Different historians and schools of history have different weights on different aspects. Compare the evidentiary support for their conclusions and situate your own argument within their work. One way to do this is to qualify their arguments, to extend their conclusions to a different period, region, or aspect of history than they worked in, or to synthesise different approaches.

    More help here - Clicky

    A more general revision technique can be found here - Clicky

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