Category: Assessment


What might I be asked in the exam?

Here is a list of all the questions that have ever cropped up for Spectatorship & Documentary.

What are these questions about?

In pairs you should go through and see if you can spot any repetition / trends in questions that have arisen in previous years.

Alongside each question try to summarise what it is asking you about.

OK – where do I start?

You should then pick 4 different questions and complete 5 minutes plans for each.

You could do this as a mind map for example.

When planning –

  • start with your significance – what are the points that you want to make (aim for 4 different ideas). (S)
  • then think What examples would be great to back that idea up? 2 per point would be great (E)
  • then – what terms can I use in this example and what meaning is being communicated to the audience. (T/A)
  • and finally – how can I link this idea and analysis back to my initial point in the paragraph & the question as a whole. (Q)

You should then pick one of these to plan more thoroughly for a timed essay on Thursday 10th May. Which you will complete without notes!

Coursework Deadlines

Just a reminder that the coursework deadlines are as follows:

  • Presentations – as set for individuals starting 28th September
  • Draft Presentation Script : to go with your presentation submitted on classroom by 6th October (13A) or 11th October (13D)
  • Final Annotated Catalogue: 1st November (printed)
  • Final Presentation Script: 1st November (printed)

Presentation (Script) Assessment

How will you get a good mark for your presentation (script)?

The assessment criteria for the presentation script are:

  • Excellent insight into chosen research area of investigation demonstrated 
  • Considerable evidence that a broad range of ideas has been developed during the investigation
  • Excellently well-structured presentation script with explicit reference to key items of research from the annotated catalogue
  • All examples used in the presentation will be well-chosen and relevant, contributing important ideas to the area of investigation.

Task 1 

Contribute your ideas to this collective mark scheme for the presentation (script).

During the presentations

Here is the feedback you are going to receive from your teacher and the peer you’re presenting to:

Student Feedback on:

  • Whether you name research sources including authors.
  • How you illustrate your analysis from the films.
    • Which examples do you put on the screen.
  • How many quotes you use from your sources.
  • How many sections are there in the presentation. (Structure)

Teacher Feedback on:

  • Your understanding of  the macro / theory.
  • Your description of specific micro feature.
    • The language you use used to describe (the significance/impact of) these examples.
      • Do you use good adjectives?
  • You  analyse of particular micro features that link to macro research
  • Your correct use of Film Studies technical language
  • Your correct use Film Studies theoretical language.

Bicycle Thieves Essay

We are going to self assess the timed essays that you submitted for Bicycle Thieves.

Please highlight the areas of your essay which show:

  • Terms
  • Examples
  • Analysis
  • Significance

Here is a slideshow which takes you through the assessment: