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Film Studies AS and A2 at Meopham School

Course description

AS Film Studies covers a variety of areas relating to Film. Students will learn about technique, framing and style. They will also focus on areas such as the horror genre and the US and UK film industries. Students will learn how to make and edit films as well as analysing technique and direction.

Course content

Units Year 12

Unit 1: Exploring film form

Unit 2: British and American film

Year 13

Unit 3: Film research and creative projects

Unit 4: Varieties of film experience – issues and debates

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements 5 A* – C at GCSE including English and Maths and a grade B/Merit in a creative visual arts subject such as Media, Art or Photography.


AS Film Studies is a mixture of 50% coursework and 50% examination.

The coursework consists of one essay about a film sequence of your choice and practical work (either creating a storyboard/script outline or filming in a group).

The examination is in three parts:

Section A concentrates on the creation and audience reception of film;

Section B is about British Horror films;

Section C compares and contrasts two US films.*

*Information is correct as of September 2015 but is subject to change in line with national revision of A Level qualifications.

Future opportunities

The Future

Past students have gone on to university or into the film and TV industry and several other related jobs including photography, journalism and other media careers.

Further information

Contact Meopham School.

Head of Department Mr Adam Webb


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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: 09 January 2018
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