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Film Studies at Chestnut Grove Academy

Course description

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Film Studies is a popular and successful academic subject at Chestnut Grove that offers students the chance to develop a range of skills. This year we are offering an exciting new A-Level Film Studies that offers students the opportunity to deepen their understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film. Although it is an important academic subject it is also designed to allow you to put your love and understanding of film into practice through your coursework projects.

WHICH SKILLS WILL YOU ACQUIRE?

  • Research skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Critical skills
  • Practical skills
  • Team work
  • Leadership
  • Resilience and independance

Course content

LEVEL: AS Level

UNIT: 1 - Film Text and Context

GRADE WEIGHTING: 25%

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LEVEL: AS Level

UNIT: 2 - Foundation Portfolio in Film

GRADE WEIGHTING: 25%

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LEVEL: A2 ( A Level)

UNIT: 3 - Global cinema and critical perspectives

GRADE WEIGHTING: 25%

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LEVEL: A2 ( A Level)

UNIT: 4 - Creative investigation into film

GRADE WEIGHTING: 25%

Entry requirements

5 A*-C passes at GCSE, preferably with grade B in English GCSE.

Assessment

50% Exam and 50% Coursework

Future opportunities

Film Studies is a popular academic subject which many students continue with to degree level. The course also develops written, analytical skills and research skills which are valuable in many professions and desirable for entrance to university.

WHICH CAREER PATHWAYS EXIST AFTER STUDYING THIS SUBJECT?

·         Journalism

·         Education

·         Film Production

·         Film theory

·         Creative industries

 

Further information

WHICH SUBJECTS COMPLEMENT THIS COURSE?

·         Media Studies

·         English

·         History

·         Art

·        Photography

 

Contact Ms Molyneux – amolynuex3.212@lgflmail.org or visit the Department in the Media Office (opposite the Sixth Form Art Room)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chestnut Grove Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years, with 5 lessons per week.

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