Film Studies A level

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

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Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

The course builds on the knowledge students have already gained informally of film and cinema. They will engage with a wide range of different kinds of films, developing their creativity and practical skills in both audio visual and written forms. A variety of forms of assessment are used, with the intention of producing imaginative, active learners.

Details

Component 1: Varieties of film and filmmaking 
Students will study:
  • Two films from Hollywood 1930–1990
  • Two American films made since 2005
  • One documentary film
  • One compilation of short films


Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives
Students will study: 
  • Two British films made since 1995
  • Two global films – one European and one produced outside of Europe 
  • Film Movements – silent cinema – one silent film or group of films 
  • Film Movements – Experimental film 1960–2000 – one film

Component 3: Production

Students will produce: 

  • either a short film (4–5minutes) or a screen play for a short film (1600–1800 words) plus a digitally photographed storyboard of a key section from the screen play 
  • for both options, students will produce an evaluative
  • analysis (1250–1500 words)

How will it be delivered?

Component 1: Varieties of film and filmmaking (35%) 
Written Examination: 2 hours 30 minutes

Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives (35%)
Written Examination: 2 hours 30 minutes

Component 3: Production (30%)
Non-examined assessment (coursework)

Entry requirements

Students will need to have achieved a minimum of Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and English Literature or Grade 6 in another text based humanities subject.