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Film Studies AS and A2 level at Monks Walk School

Course description

Film Studies is designed to develop students’ interest in and appreciation of cinema, by looking at:

(a) The film text – the ‘language’ of film, spectatorship and how that ‘language’ is ‘read’;

(b) Producers and audiences with particular reference to Hollywood and British Cinema in the AS year; this is extended to international film in A2.

(c) The messages and values contained in films

 

Course content

At AS level there are two pieces of coursework: a written analysis of a film sequence and a creative project – either a photographed storyboard or an extended step outline.

At A2 level there are two pieces of coursework: a research project and a creative project e.g. a screenplay or a short film.

Entry requirements

A*- C at GCSE, equivalent or similar subject. GCSE C or above in English. APS: 40 or above.

Assessment

AS

There is one exam (2 hours) with 3 essays on the following areas:

  • Audiences and producers
  • British film topics
  • American film comparative study

A2

There is one exam (2 hours) with 3 essays on the following areas:

  • World cinema
  • Spectatorship topics
  • Single film – critical study

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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