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Film Studies - A Level (Linear) at Dover Grammar School for Boys

Course description

The course is essentially about you, the individual. The course explores how films create meanings and provoke both intellectual and emotional responses from spectators. The aesthetic qualities of film are essential to the relationship with the spectator and, of course, allow you to appreciate this art form in a variety of new ways.

Course content

In year 12, you will be introduced to British and Hollywood cinema. Through the case studies you'll get an understanding of historical and societal influences on the films made in these industries. You will also study films from Spain as well as mainstream and independent American film.

In year 13, your study widens to different film form. You will be studying documentary film as well as silent cinema and experimental cinema. You will also use your new skills to create your own short film as a piece of coursework.

Entry requirements

Admission to the Sixth Form will be as a result of applicants satisfying all three of the

following criteria:

• at least GCSE grade 5 in both English and Maths

• at least GCSE grade 6 in a minimum of four other subjects

• at least GCSE grade 6 in any subject (except Maths and Further Maths) to be studied at A-Level. For Maths, at least GCSE grade 7 is required and for Further Maths at least GCSE Grade 8 is required

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 24 November 2017
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Key information

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

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