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A Level Film Studies at Fulford School

Course description

This is a stimulating course for anyone with good analytical skills and a
passion for film. The course seeks to broaden the appreciation of the
medium that is, arguably, the most widely valued by modern generations
and to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for an informed
reading of film texts. Throughout the course students will study a wide
range of films on DVD and video, ranging from contemporary Hollywood
to world cinema. Students will engage with critical studies of film texts
and critiques of the film industry. Independent research consolidates
work undertaken in class and there will be a strong emphasis placed on
analysis and discussion.
The course is assessed by an exam covering an analysis of cinema
audiences, the film industry, world cinema and message and values in
British and American cinema. There is also an assessed piece of creative
work and criticism based coursework. In the full A-Level, there is an
opportunity for students to conduct their own chosen research project
as coursework and make their own film.


Entry requirements

- A genuine interest in film and the film industry
- A broad experience of different films
- The ability to communicate effectively in writing
- The ability to analyse, discuss and question
- A willingness to work with others and contribute in seminar discussions
- A readiness to engage in wider reading and background study
- An interest in completing independent research
- Grade C in English Language

Future opportunities

Film Studies develops the academic disciplines of critical thinking and
evaluation. There is a strong emphasis on communication and selfreflection,
expressed in terms of meaning and response. The specification
will allow progression to undergraduate courses in Film, Media, Visual
Culture and Humanities and will develop a range of transferable critical,
analytical and research skills for application in employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years