Film Studies A Level at Aquinas College
The WJEC Eduqas specification is designed to introduce A level learners to a wide variety of films in order to broaden their knowledge and understanding of film and the range of responses films can generate.
This specification, therefore, offers opportunities to study mainstream and independent American and British films from the past and the present as well as more recent global films, both non-English language and English language.
Component 1 -American and British Film.
Includes study of Classical Hollywood, Hollywood since the 60’s, Contemporary American Independent Film and British Cinema.
Component 2 -Varieties of Film.
The study of a specific film movement, Documentary Film, Short Film and Global cinema.
Component 3 – Production.
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.
Also an evaluative analysis (1250-1500 words).
Grade 4 in both GCSE English Language and Maths + 4 grade Cs in other subjects (which could include English Literature grade 4)
Film A level prepares students for graduate study in Film Studies or related subjects and also serves as preparation for industry work.
A departmental trip to New York in the second year. Visit ‘Home’ for screening and study day. Central Library research day. Film screening visits linked to course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aquinas College directly.