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Film Studies AS/A2 at Sir Frederic Osborn School

Course description

Film Studies is designed to develop your
interest in and appreciation of cinema, by looking at:
(a) The film text –
the ‘language’ of film, spectatorship and how that ‘language’ is ‘read’;
(b) Producers and audiences: with particular reference to
Hollywood and British Cinema in the AS year; this is extended to
international film in A2.
(c) The messages and values contained in films.
At AS level there are two pieces of coursework: a written analysis
of a film sequence and a creative project – either a photographed
storyboard or an extended step outline.
There is one exam (2 ½ hours) with 3 essays on the following
areas:
Audiences and producers
British film topics
American film comparative study.
At A2 level there are two pieces of coursework: a research
project and a creative project e.g. a screenplay or a short film.
There is one exam (2 ¾ hours) with 3 essays on the
following areas:
World cinema
Spectatorship topics
Single film – critical study.

Entry requirements

Grade A*-C if taken at GCSEEnglish GCSE A*-C *APS: 40 or above

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Frederic Osborn School directly.

Last updated date: 08 October 2014
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Key information

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

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