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Film Studies A Level at North Bromsgrove High School

Course description

Film Studies identifies how meaning is created by film-makers and its impact on the spectator, exploring film as both a form of artistic expression and as an industry. Analytical skills and creative skills will develop through storyboarding, script writing and film-making. Texts studied range from the early cinema of the 20th century right through to modern day blockbusters, tackling world cinema and British cinema too

Course content

Component 1 – American and British Film (examination 3 hours). This component assesses knowledge and understanding of six featurelength films covering: Classical Hollywood, Hollywood since the 1960s, Contemporary American independent film and British film.

Component 2 – Varieties of film (examination 3 hours). This component assesses knowledge and understanding of five feature-length films and one compilation of short films, covering: film movements, documentary film, global film, short film.

Component 3 – Production (coursework). This component assesses one production and its evaluative analysis. Learners produce:
- either a short film (4-5 minutes) or a screenplay for a short film (1600-1800 words) and a digitally photographed storyboard of a key section from the screenplay.
- an evaluative analysis (1250-1500 words).

Entry requirements

Standard entry requirements, plus attaining a C grade for media or film studies at GCSE if studied, or grade 4 in English.


70% Examination
30% Coursework

Future opportunities

- journalism
- public relations
- web design
- media and broadcasting
- film industry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Bromsgrove High School directly.

Last updated date: 23 February 2017

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