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FIlm Studies A Level at Bitterne Park School

Course description

Film Studies is split between practical and written work, allowing for students to pursue their own interests in both elements. Equipping candidates with sophisticated design and camera skills, the course enables them to develop creatively using industry standard resources. The course also requires intensive academic learning about the film industry, and will develop students’ higher-level analytical skills.

Unit 1: FM1 Internal Assessment Exploring Film Form

  1. One analysis of how the micro aspects of a chosen extract from a film of the candidate’s choice produce meanings and responses
  2. One creative project based on a film sequence or short film (sequence or short film/reflective analysis)

Unit 2: FM2 External Assessment British and American Film

Unit 3: FM3 Internal Assessment Film Research and Creative Projects

  1. A small-scale research project
  2. Creative project (product/reflective analysis)

Unit 4: FM4 External Assessment Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates


Why this course

Film Studies is a well-respected, academic course. As well as learning to enjoy and appreciate film at a deeper level, candidates will develop versatile practical skills, providing them with opportunities to develop critical skills that will launch future careers, at university or in industry.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five C grades at GCSE including Maths and English. This is necessary to cope with the analytical and written skills required for the course. You don’t need to have Media Studies or Film Studies GCSE to apply.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years