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Film Studies A Level at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School

Course description

Film Studies is an exciting opportunity to be creative in a way which you may not have experienced before. You will start out learning about the basics of cinema such as “How are films made?” You will then develop your understanding and be able to analyse and discuss complex film in detail. We will study cinema as a medium, as an art form and as a social and economic institution. You will look at a vast array of films from inside and outside of Hollywood and will learn the skills to edit not just film but become adept at industry standard software such as Adobe Premiere.

Course content

AS Level

FM1 - Exploring Film Form -One analysis of how the micro aspects of a film produce meanings and responses. -One creative project - film sequence or short film.

FM2 - British and American Film Section A: Producers and audiences Section B: Topics in British Films Section C: Comparative study

A Level

FM3 - Film Research and Project -A small scale research project -Creative project

FM 4 -Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates Section A: World cinema topics Section B: Spectorship topics Section C: Critical Study.


Coursework portfolio consisting of three pieces and two written exams.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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