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Film A Level at Hendon School

Course description

Students are expected to have an interest in and a passion for analysing film. They will be taught how to analyse film texts thoroughly. They will sit an exam in Year 12 which will include essay style analysis of three set films, they will study these in lessons, and an essay style question on film in context. They will also complete coursework in the form of a text analysis on two films of their choice and a linked production text.   In Year 13, they will use the skills acquired in Year 12 to study foreign language film and a specific contemporary film issue topic.   They also undertake a critical investigation and a linked practical piece.


Students are assessed through coursework and exam

Written Examinations (Unit titles, duration, % weighting):


Unit F631 Film and Context (50% AS, 25% A2) 2 hour exam


F633 Global Cinema and Critical Perspectives (50% of A2, 25% total A Level) 2 hour exam

Practical Examinations: N/A

Coursework (Unit titles, duration, % weighting, and submission dates):


Unit F632 Foundation Portfolio in Film (50% AS, 25% A2) 

Coursework submission date - March


F634- Critical Investigation in Film50% of A2, 25 of total A Level

Coursework submission date – March

Further information

Skills / Aptitudes required to be successful in this course:

Excellent attention to detail, with an enthusiasm for media. A keen interest in the practical aspects of the media as well as the ability to analyse and apply theory.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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