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Film Studies A Level at QE Academy Trust

Course description

What skills do I need for Film Studies?

- Ability to analyse film critically
- Engage in debates about issues explored in films studied
- Good written and communication skills
- A desire to explore a wide range of films of different genres and made in different countries
- A desire to develop practical skills relating to film  
- Work independently and in groups

Course content

AS Level
The course comprises of two units
FM1 – Exploring Film Form
Coursework – worth 40% AS Level
A micro analysis of a film extract of your choice and a practical element from a choice of 2 
FM2 – British and American Film
Exam unit – worth 60% AS Level 
You will study a range of British and American films learning about the contexts of production and exploring a range of film genres.  

FM3 – Film Research and Creative Projects
Coursework – worth 40% A2 
You will choose an area of research focused on 3 films. As well as preparing a presentation on your research findings, you will complete a practical task from a choice of 3.

FM4 – Varieties of Film Issues – Issues and Debates
Exam unit – worth 60% A2
There will be 3 parts to this exam: World Cinema, Spectatorship and Critical study of an individual film

Entry requirements

Candidates, as well as needing a minimum of 5 C grades at GCSE, should have good English skills ‒ grade C in GCSE English Language and Literature.

Further information

It fits with any course. Some obvious connections are found with English Language, English Literature, Photography, Drama and Theatre Studies.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact QE Academy Trust directly.

Last updated date: 17 December 2015
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