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Film Studies A Level at The Kingsway Academy

Course description

Film Studies is designed to deepen students' understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, the major art form of the twentieth century, and one developing new modes of expression and exhibition in the first decades of the twenty-first century. The specification builds on the cineliteracy learners have developed informally since childhood. They will study film deriving from a variety of production contexts and 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. A variety of forms of assessment are used, with the intention of producing imaginative, active learners.

Course content

Topics covered during course: Exploring Film Form. One analysis of how the micro aspects of a chosen extract from a film of candidate's choice produce meanings and responses (1500 words). One creative project based on a film sequence or short film. British and American Film Three questions, one from each section: Section A: Response to stimulus material set by the Awarding Body based on producers and audiences of film, Section B: Topics in British Film, Section C: US Film -Comparative study of two films. Film Research and Creative Projects A small-scale research project Creative project Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates Three questions, one from each section: Section A: World Cinema topics Section B: Spectatorship topics Section C: Single Film -Critical Study

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A-C including English and Maths.

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Future opportunities

Further / Higher Education pathways: Many universities offer Film Studies degrees, from the vocational to the academic. Linked Careers: The course will open doors to career opportunities in the media that include marketing and sales, photography, web development, film, journalism, law, IT, advertising, TV and public relations.

Further information

The course combines practical production incorporating a vast array of digital technology and software with academic style essay writing and research.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Kingsway Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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