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Film Studies GCSE at Northgate High School

Course description

At GCSE students will closely analyse six films set by WJEC. Three films will be on the topic of American Mainstream and Independent cinema and three covering British and European Cinema, both past and present. These topics will consider the relationship between film production and audiences, narrative and genre. Students will have the opportunity to create a film extract or write a screenplay as part of their coursework.

Course content

GCSE Film Studies encourages candidates to: • Develop their interest and enjoyment of film and begin to develop an appreciation of cultural diversity. • Recognise the ways in which films represent people, places, ideas, issues and events to different audiences. • Recognise and explore the creative possibilities of film and film products.

Future opportunities

This course is suitable for students interested in further education in many subjects including those students intending to study Literature, Language, History, Sociology, Film Studies, Art, Photography, and Media and Cultural Studies courses at A Level. It may also be useful for a career in television, film, radio and journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northgate High School directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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