Marks Level descriptor
1-5
• There is little or no understanding of film history/theory topic
• Engagement with the target audience is limited
• Scope and depth of argument is limited
• Use of sources are limited
• Structure of the script is limited
• Visual and audio elements are incompletely described and poorly linked
• Films referred to have limited relevance to the topic
• There are very few relevant points of comparison made between the chosen films
6-10
• There is some understanding of film history/theory topic
• Engagement with the target audience is occasionally relevant but still limited
• Scope and depth of argument is occasionally relevant but still limited
• Use of sources is occasionally relevant but still limited
• Structure of the script is basic
• Visual and audio elements are fairly well described but inconsistently linked
• At least 2 of the films referred to relate to the topic
• There are some relevant points of comparison made between the chosen films
11-15
• There is adequate understanding of film history/theory topic
• Engagement with the target audience is adequate
• Scope and depth of argument is adequate
• Use of sources is adequate
• Structure of the script is adequate
• Visual and audio elements are well described and satisfactorily linked
• At least 3 of the films referred to relate to the topic
• There are mostly relevant points of comparison made between the chosen films, although they may be superficially or incompletely developed

16-20
• There is good understanding of film history/theory topic
• Engagement with the target audience is good
• Scope and depth of argument is good
• Use of sources is good
• Structure of the script is good
• Visual and audio elements are clearly and coherently described and mostly well linked
• All films referred to clearly relate to the topic
• Points of comparison are explored with care and coherence
21-25
• There is excellent understanding of, and engagement with, film history/theory topic
• Engagement with the target audience is excellent
• Scope and depth of argument is excellent
• Use of sources is excellent
• Structure of the script is excellent
• Visual and audio elements are detailed, clearly and coherently described, and proficiently linked
• All films referred to clearly relate to the topic
• Points of comparison are insightful and are made coherently and with precision

Meeting the requirements: Any student who does not meet all formal requirements may not be awarded within the top two mark-bands. These requirements are:
• Correct length
• Correct format
• Inclusion of the rationale
• Annotated list of sources
• Number of films required for study
• Reference to films from more than one country