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Examinations

Useful downloads

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2019 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 13 November 2019

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2018 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 05 October 2018

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2017 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 06 March 2018

The two externally assessed units in this specification are:

  • Unit AS 2: Critical Response (40% of AS and 16% of A level)
  • Unit A2 2: Advanced Critical Response (24% of A level)

Both examinations are paperless and completed in a controlled, online environment. Students need to have basic keyboard and navigation skills.

Both examinations are available in the summer only.

We set and mark both examinations.

 

Unit AS 2: Critical Response (1 hour 30 min)

  • Section A: Alfred Hitchcock and the Classical Hollywood Style (45 min)

Students answer two questions requiring recall and analysis in response to previously unseen film stimulus taken from one or more of the areas studied.

  • Section B: Formalism – Early European Cinema and American Expressionism (45 min)

Students answer two questions requiring recall and analysis in response to previously unseen film stimulus taken from one or more of the areas studied.


Unit A2 2: Advanced Critical Response (2 hour 15 min)

  • Section A: Realism – Narrative and Visual Style (60 min)

Students answer two questions requiring written analysis in response to a previously unseen film sequence taken from one or more of the areas studied.

  • Section B: Creative Exercise (30 min)

Students draft Director’s Notes in response to a previously unseen script excerpt.
[15 min break]

  • Section C: Comparative Analysis (45 min)

Students answer one question that requires a written analysis comparing and contrasting narrative technique and visual style in two previously unseen film sequences.