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Film Studies A Level at Wolverley CofE Secondary School

Course description

Students make use of a wide variety of film texts; the ones studied range from popular, well known films to short, exploratory moving image texts. Critical texts are also used both from within the English Department and the Learning Centre to learn about film theory.

Year 12
FM1 Moderated coursework - 40% AS, 20% A level: 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
- One creative project based on a film sequence or short film

FM2 2.5hr external examination - 60% AS, 30% A level: British and American Film
Three questions, one from each section:
Section A: Response to stimulus material set by Awarding Body based on producers and audiences of film
Section B: Topics in British Film
Section C: US Film - Comparative study of two films

Year 13
FM3 Moderated coursework - 25% A level: Film Research and Creative Projects
- A small-scale research project
- Creative project

FM4 2.75hr external examination - 25% A level: 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

GCSE English Grade A* - C
Preferably 5 A*-C grades in all subjects.
An interest in a variety of film texts and the film industry

Future opportunities

The A-level course is recognised by most universities as an academic subject which may be used to gain access to a degree course in Film Studies, or other English related courses such as Journalism or Media. It is also recognised as a supplement to other A-level subjects in application for degree courses in other subject areas. Students could go on to study courses as wide ranging as law, business studies, shoe design and art courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wolverley CofE Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2015

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