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Film Studies A level at Highworth Grammar School

Course description

The course builds on the knowledge students have already gained informally of film and cinema. They will engage with a wide range of different kinds of films, developing their creativity and practical skills in both audio visual and written forms. A variety of forms of assessment are used, with the intention of producing imaginative, active learners.

Course content

Unit 1: Exploring Film Form
 
• An analysis of how aspects of a chosen film extract produce meanings and responses
 
• Creative Project – a filmed sequence devised by the students or a choice of other tasks
 
 
Unit 2: British and American Film
 
• A study of the producers and audiences of film
 
• Topics in British Film – ‘Living With Crime’
 
• US Film – a comparative study of two Hollywood films
 
 
Unit 3: Film Research and Creative Projects
 
• Smallscale research project into a subject of the student’s choice
 
• Creative Project: A filmed sequence devised by the students or a choice of other tasks
 
 
Unit 4: Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates
 
• World Cinema Topics
 
• Spectatorship Topics
 
• Single Film – Critical Study

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE English and/or Grade 6 in GCSE English Literature or other text based Humanities subject.

Assessment

Unit 1: Coursework (40%) at the end of Year 12
 
Unit 2: Examination of 2 hours and 30 mins (60%) at the end of Year 12
 
Unit 3: Coursework (50%) at the end of Year 13
 
Unit 4: Examination of 2 hours 45 mins (50%) at the end of Year 13

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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