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A Level Film Studies at Swakeleys School for Girls

Course description

Film Studies is designed to deepen students' understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, the major art form of the twentieth century. They will study a variety of films from a variety of production contexts and become experienced in a variety of viewing situations. 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 their creativity and practical skills, either in audio-visual or written form.

Course content

Unit 1 – Exploring Film Form through a number of creative options including creating a short film and micro analysis

Unit 2 – British and American Film

Unit 3 – Film Research and Creative Projects – detailed study and a choice of project

Unit 4 – Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates

Entry requirements

Students with an interest in film and the media will perform better in this subject. An A*-C grade in English GCSE is essential.

Future opportunities

This AS or A2 could lead you on to study film studies, media arts, media or communication at degree level. It is also a good route to careers in any type of practical film/ media studies. Any career or course requiring communication skills would value this qualification.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 June 2015

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