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AQA GCSE Media Studies Interactive Science Fiction Films Resource

Rob Miller | Friday August 21, 2015

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Milan, Italy - January 26 2013: People of 501st Legion official costuming organisation take part in the Star Wars Parade wearing perfectly accurate costumes.

Welcome to this interactive resource on Science Fiction films, your Unit 1 examined topic that focuses on all areas of exam questioning. Use in conjunction with the Edusites Media Specimen Exam and Preliminary Material.

Have a look at some Science Fiction events around the country. Comic Cons have a reputation for attracting cult followers of science fiction films and comics but you don’t need to wear a costume to learn a lot.

  • Blackpool Comic Con September 12, 2015: includes Star Wars guest stars, Marvel film analysis plus screenings
  • Northampton Comic Con September 26-27, 2015
  • Belfast Film Comic Con  October 31 - Nov 1, 2015: Star Trek and Star Wars guest stars and screenings
  • London Film and Comic Con November 7-8, 2015: Star Trek, Star Wars, Agents of Shield guest stars
  • Bolton Comic Con November 15, 2015
  • MCM Comic Con November 21-22, 2015: Jurassic World scriptwriter, Mad Max car chase recreated
  • Newcastle Film and Comic Con  November 21-22, 2015
  • Sci Fi London  This SF festival was held in London between May 29 and June 7, 2015 but their website is still an excellent archive of information on all things Science Fiction
  • Capital Sci Fi Con February 27-28, 2016 (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Science Fiction Additional Academic Resources

The following resources will help you with your study.

  • http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/media-studies/gcse/media-studies-4810/updates/teacher-guide-unit-1-science-fiction-films-2016
  • http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140729-what-is-and-isnt-sci-fi
  • http://thescriptlab.com/screenplay/genre/science-fiction#
  • https://prezi.com/o-lfnomvssem/science-fiction-genre-conventions/
  • http://www.bfi.org.uk/education-research/education/sci-fi-classroom
  • http://www.intofilm.org/festival/programme/bfi-sci-fi

How many Science Fiction films can you identify from the following...

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