Film Studies is designed to deepen your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, the major art form of the 20th Century, and one developing new modes of expression and exhibition in the first decades of the 21st Century.
Students are expected to have achieved at least a grade 5 or C in GCSE Film Studies, if taken, or a similar subject.
Learning & Assessment
Modules / Topics
Component 1: Varieties of film and filmmaking
Section A: Hollywood 1930 - 1990 (comparative study)
Section B: American film since 2005
Section C: British film since 1995 (two-film study)
Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives
Section A: Global film (two-film study)
Section B: Documentary film
Section C: Film movements - Silent cinema
Section D: Film movements - Experimental film (1960-2000)
Component 3: Production:
Practical coursework of either a short film or a screenplay and accompanying digital story board, as well as a written evaluation.
Core study areas include key elements of film form (Cinematography, Editing, Sound and Mise-en-scene), meaning and responses from spectators, and the contexts of film.
Trips / Visits / Enrichment
Cinema trips or visits
Component 1: Varieties of film and filmmaking Written examination: 2½ hours (35%)
Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives Written examination: 2½ hours (35%)
Component 3: Production Non-exam assessment (30%)