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Grade Ladder – Film Studies
9
  • Consistently demonstrates relevant and comprehensive knowledge across a very wide range of films, showing a consistently high level of understanding and ability to apply film terminology and answer exam questions in great detail.
  • Can consistently construct sustained and convincing arguments within a longer answer question regarding the representation of character, place and culture.
  • Applies excellent knowledge and understanding of genre conventions, including the analyse of films.  Explores more than one sequence from each of the chosen films highly effectively and highly relevantly in response to the question, using subject-specific terminology in an excellent and highly relevant way.
  • Can consistently evaluate and analyse in depth a very wide range of film skills and techniques effectively e.g. analysing camera, editing, sound, aesthetics and mise- en-scene.
  • Consistently shows an excellent ability to apply knowledge and understanding of relevant genre conventions to a genre–based screenplay extract and an accompanying, illustrative shooting script.
  • Consistently show an excellent use of highly appropriate editing, including soundtrack, demonstrated through shooting script. Excellent, creative and highly appropriate shot selection and camera movement demonstrated through the film production.
  • Excellent ability to apply knowledge and understanding of camerawork and editing to analyse and evaluate how far the genre-based film extract meets its aims and main audience.
8
  • Consistently demonstrates relevant and comprehensive knowledge across a wide range of films, showing a consistently very good level of understanding and ability to apply film terminology and answer exam questions in great detail.
  • Can consistently construct sustained and convincing arguments within a longer answer question regarding the representation of character, place and culture.
  • Applies very good knowledge and understanding of genre conventions, when analysing films Consistently explores at least one sequence from the chosen films effectively and relevantly in response to the question, using subject-specific terminology in a good and mainly relevant way.
  • Can consistently evaluate and analyse in depth a wide range of film skills and techniques effectively e.g. analysing camera, editing, sound, aesthetics and mise- en-scene.
  • Consistently shows a very good ability to apply knowledge and understanding of relevant genre conventions to a genre–based screenplay extract and an accompanying, illustrative shooting script.
  • Consistently show a very good use of highly appropriate editing, including soundtrack, demonstrated through shooting script. Very good, creative and highly appropriate shot selection and camera movement demonstrated through the film production.
  • Very good ability to apply knowledge and understanding of camerawork and editing to analyse and evaluate how far the genre-based film extract meets its aims and main audience.
7
  • Nearly always demonstrates relevant and comprehensive knowledge across a wide range of films, showing a good level of understanding and ability to apply film terminology and answer exam questions in a good level of detail.
  • Nearly always can construct sustained and convincing arguments within a longer answer question regarding the representation of character, place and culture.
  • Nearly always applies a solid knowledge and understanding of genre conventions, when analysing films. Nearly always explores at least one sequence from chosen film effectively and relevantly in response to the question, using subject-specific terminology in a good and mainly relevant way.
  • Nearly always evaluates and analyses in depth a wide range of film skills and techniques effectively e.g. analysing camera, editing, sound, aesthetics and mise- en-scene.
  • Shows a good ability to apply knowledge and understanding of relevant genre conventions to a genre–based screenplay extract and an accompanying, illustrative shooting script.
  • Nearly always shows a very good use of highly appropriate editing, including soundtrack, demonstrated through shooting script. Nearly always selects very good, creative and highly appropriate shot selection and camera movement demonstrated through the film production.
  • Good ability to apply knowledge and understanding of camerawork and editing to analyse and evaluate how far the genre-based film extract meets its aims and main audience.
6
  • Mostly demonstrates relevant knowledge across a range of films, showing a good level of understanding and ability to apply film terminology and answer exam questions in detail.
  • Mostly can construct sustained and convincing arguments within a longer answer question regarding the representation of character, place and culture.
  • Mostly applies good knowledge and understanding of genre conventions, when analysing films. Mostly explores one sequence from chosen film effectively and relevantly in response to the question, using subject-specific terminology in a good and mainly relevant way.
  • Mostly evaluates and analyses in reasonable depth a range of film skills and techniques effectively e.g. analysing camera, editing, sound, aesthetics and mise- en-scene.
  • Shows a good ability most of the time to apply knowledge and understanding of relevant genre conventions to a genre–based screenplay extract and an accompanying, illustrative shooting script.
  • Mostly shows a good use of appropriate editing, including soundtrack, demonstrated through shooting script. Mostly selects good, creative and appropriate shot selection and camera movement demonstrated through the film production.
  • A clear ability to apply knowledge and understanding of camerawork and editing to evaluate how far the genre-based film extract meets its aims and main audience.
5
  • Demonstrates a satisfactory knowledge across a range of films, showing a satisfactory level of understanding and ability to apply film terminology and answer exam questions in some detail.
  • Can construct a satisfactory argument within a longer answer question regarding the representation of character, place and culture.
  • Applies satisfactory knowledge and understanding of genre conventions, including the analysis of films. Can explore one sequence from the chosen film appropriately in response to the question, using subject-specific terminology in a satisfactory way.
  • Evaluates and analyses in a satisfactory depth a range of film skills and techniques. e.g. analysing camera, editing, sound, aesthetics and mise- en-scene.
  • Shows a satisfactory ability to apply knowledge and understanding of relevant genre conventions to a genre–based screenplay extract and an accompanying, illustrative shooting script.
  • Can show a satisfactory use of appropriate editing, including soundtrack, demonstrated through a shooting script. Can select some satisfactory shot selection and appropriate camera movement demonstrated through the film production.
  • A good ability to apply knowledge and understanding of camerawork and editing to evaluate how far the genre-based film extract meets its aims and main audience.
4
  • Sometimes demonstrates a satisfactory knowledge across a range of films, showing a satisfactory level of understanding and ability to apply film terminology and answer exam questions in some detail.
  • Occasionally constructs a satisfactory argument within a longer answer question regarding the representation of character, place and culture.
  • Applies some satisfactory knowledge and understanding of genre conventions, when analysing films. Can show some exploration of one sequence from the chosen film in response to the question, using subject-specific terminology in a satisfactory way.
  • Evaluates a reasonable range of film skills and techniques. e.g. analysing camera, editing, sound, aesthetics and mise- en-scene.
  • Shows some satisfactory ability to apply knowledge and understanding of relevant genre conventions to a genre–based screenplay extract and an accompanying, illustrative shooting script.
  • Editing choices, including soundtrack, demonstrated through shooting script, are at times appropriate and well chosen. Can select some appropriate shot selection and camera movement demonstrated through the film production to create meaning.
  • A satisfactory ability to apply knowledge and understanding of camerawork and editing to evaluate how far the genre-based film extract meets its aims and main audience.
3
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge across a range of films, showing some understanding and ability to apply film terminology and answer exam questions mainly through description.
  • Can constructs a basic argument within a longer answer question regarding the representation of character, place and culture.
  • Applies some basic knowledge and understanding of genre conventions, including the analysis of films. Can explore one sequence from the chosen film in response to the question, using basic subject-specific terminology.
  • Can offer a basic evaluation of some film skills and techniques. e.g. analysing camera, editing, sound, aesthetics and mise- en-scene.
  • Applies basic knowledge and understanding of genre conventions, by describing film
  • Describes one sequence from chosen film in an uneven way but using some basic subject-specific terminology that is appropriate.
  • Basic editing skills, including soundtrack, demonstrated through a simple shooting script, are used with some effect. Can select some appropriate shot selection camera movement demonstrated through the film production to suggest meaning.
  • A Basic ability to apply knowledge and understanding of camerawork and editing to explain how the film extract meets its aims and main audience.
2
  • Demonstrates a limited knowledge across the films studied, showing an ability to apply some narrow film terminology and to be able to describe the films being studied.
  • Shows a limited understanding of genre conventions, when describing the chosen films. Can describe one sequence from the chosen film in response to the question, using some subject-specific terminology.
  • Can offer a description of a few film techniques. e.g. camera, editing, sound, aesthetics and mise- en-scene.
  • A limited range of editing skills, including some soundtrack techniques, demonstrated through basic planning, are used. Can select some shots that create meaning in the film production.
  • A limited ability to apply knowledge and understanding of camerawork and editing to explain how the film extract meets its aims and main audience.
1
  • Demonstrates a limited knowledge across some of the films studied, showing an ability to apply a few of the film terms covered and to be able to describe the films in a straightforward way.
  • Shows a simple understanding of genre conventions, when describing some of the chosen films. Can describe in a straightforward way a sequence from the chosen film with a limited response to the question.
  • Can offer a simple description of a few film techniques but may not use the subject specific terms. e.g. camera, editing, sound, aesthetics and mise- en-scene.
  • Limited editing skills, are used and some planning. Can select some shots that create a simple meaning in the film production.
  • A limited ability to consider how the film extract is appropriate for its main audience.

 

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