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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

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Highworth Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 15 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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