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Film Studies A at Coopers School

Course description

Film Studies encourages students to analyse a broad range of English language and non-English language films. It will help to improve your skills in essay writing, research and enquiry in a subject that is constantly pushing boundaries and will enable you to demonstrate your understanding creatively through practical productions.

Course content

Year 1
Unit 1 Film Text And Context
There are two sections to this externally assessed paper (exam):
Section A: Contemporary English Language Film
Section B: Cinema in Context

Unit 2 Foundation Portfolio In film
This is a coursework unit, internally assessed and externally moderated.

Year 2
Unit 3 Global Cinema and Critical Perspectives
Section A: Messages and Values in Global Film:
Section B: Critical Engagement with Film and Cinema:
Unit 4 – Creative Investigation In Film

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language B or better

Future opportunities

The study of Film Studies or related areas in a range of higher education degree courses at University. Progression to the next level of applied qualifications (Film School). Direct entry into employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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