Film Studies at St Gregory's Catholic School
Studying Film at ‘A’ level is designed to give learners the following opportunities:
A Level in Film Studies consists of two components that are externally assessed and one coursework component that is assessed by the centre and externally moderated.
Component 1 – Film History
This component is worth 105 marks and represents 35% of the marks for the A Level, and is assessed via an examination paper lasting two hours. The examination paper will consist of two sections.
Component 2 – Critical Approaches to Film
This component is worth 105 marks and represents 35% of the marks for the A Level, and is assessed via an examination paper lasting two hours. The examination paper will consist of three sections.
Component 3 - Making a Short Film
This is a non-examined assessment (coursework) component worth 90 marks and represents 30% of the marks for the A Level.
This coursework is internally assessed by teachers and externally moderated by OCR assessors.
Learners will be required to produce either an individual short film (fictional or experimental) or an equivalent screenplay with a digitally photographed storyboard (60 marks). Learners will carry out an evaluation of their production in relation to the set short films they have studied in preparation for their production (30 marks).
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Higher education – Opportunities to study film both as practical and theoretical courses at university or college.
Careers – Film and its related industries are significant employers both in the UK and internationally.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Gregory's Catholic School directly.