Film Studies A Level at Upton Hall F C J
The course aims to develop the students’ interest in and enthusiasm for the study of film and the film industry. They will also engage with a wide range of different kinds of films, developing skills of observation, critical analysis and personal reflection, as well as developing creative and practical skills.
A minimum of grade C in both GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature and a love of cinema. This is an advanced and challenging course and students must be motivated and prepared to take on considerable reading, writing as well as viewing workload.
AS TOPICS & ASSESSMENT
1. Exploring Film Form
2. British and American Film:
3. Section A: Producers and audiences of film
4. Section B: Topics in British Film
5. Section C: US Film - Comparative study of two films
A LEVEL TOPICS AND ASSESSMENT
1. Film Research and Creative Projects
2. Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates:
Section A: World Cinema
Section B: Spectatorship
Section C: Single Film - Critical Study
Numerous trips including visiting the Learning Lighthouse and FACT cinema. Students are encouraged to enter their films in regional and national competitions sponsored by the prestigious British Film Institute. Film Studies is a subject that by its nature requires candidates to consider individual, moral, ethical, social, cultural and contemporary issues. A number of our past students have gone on to study film and film production at college and university with the intention of working in the film industry. Other pupils have progressed into a wide range of higher education courses and careers including teaching, media, drama, history and politics.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Upton Hall F C J directly.