Film Studies at Wickersley School and Sports College
This subject will be offered in Option Block C
The Film Studies course offers a broad and coherent course of study which allows you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and understanding of film. It allows you to develop your literacy skills and links to a wide range of subjects. It is both creative and academic. If you love Film and want to be able to understand the process of film making, as well as the social, historical and political context of films then this is the subject for you.
The AS course that can be offered is the same as AL Film but without the specialist topics – you still study the same 11 Films. We are currently running the course at full AL Level but may also offer the AS Level next year.
The content will be assessed across two examination components and one production component. This allows learners the freedom to express their own practical interests as potential film-makers. You will study 11 film texts in relation to film elements, meaning and response as well as the context of film. You will also study narrative, ideology and spectatorship. In addition, for the coursework component of the program of study, you will create a Film production, drawing on the cinematic influences and insights gained from the range of the films studied throughout the course.
5 A* - C GCSEs or Equivalent
The A Level Film Studies qualification is made up of three components with the following weighting:
Component 1 – American Film
- Section A: Hollywood 1930 – 1990 (comparative study)
- Section B: American independent film 35% (90 marks)
Component 2 – European Film Section A: British Film (two film study)
- Section B: European Film 35% (90 marks)
Component 3 – Production Non-exam assessment
- Option 1: Film Extract (2.5-3.5 minutes) OR Option 2: Screenplay Extract (& 15 frame digital storyboard)
- Evaluative Analysis (1000-1250 words) 30% (60 marks)
Please consult our Option Blocks before making your selection.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us at email@example.com.
How to apply
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