A Level Film Studies
Why Study This Subject?
Film Studies, at A Level, is a well-established academic subject allowing you to explore the exciting relationship between moving image theory and practical film making. This student centred course enables you to view, discuss and analyse a diverse range of film texts. You will be introduced to frameworks surrounding macro features of film notably narrative construction and structure, representation and genre. You will also study film’s micro features including cinematography, mise en scene, editing and sound. The film industry will be explored within a historical and topical context.
Practically you will have scope to produce a short film or a screenplay which will be accompanied by a digitally photographed storyboard.
Topics you will cover
You will follow the WJEC specification.
Assessment will comprise both coursework comprising 30% and written exam comprising 70% of the qualification.
You will view discuss and analyse a diverse range of film texts providing you with a wider critical awareness. This course also explores critical debates about film, referencing issues concerning representation, star theories, spectatorship and the significance of national cinemas.
Practically you will have scope to produce a short film or a screenplay, which will be accompanied by a digitally photographed storyboard.
You will be introduced to frameworks and critical debates which you will explore in relation to the eleven films you will study across the two year course.
You will also study practically and theoretically the key elements of film. These include cinematography, editing, sound, performance and mise en scene.
The film industry will be explored within a range of institutional contexts; notably Classical Hollywood, New Hollywood, French New Wave, British Cinema, Documentary, Silent Cinema, Independent Cinema and Experimental Film.
You will also study a collection of short films.
Grade 5 in GCSE English Language.
Film Studies News
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