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Film Studies A Level at Twyford CofE High School

Course description

People with a passion for films.
People who are interested in a career in Film
People who can enjoy writing essays (if you want to be successful on this course, good essay writing skills are essential).
People who enjoy being creative.
People with excellent analytical skills who have the ability to question everything they see read or hear.
People who are able to meet deadlines and work independently.
People who have the ability and desire to work well individually and as part of a team.

Course content

Many consider film to be the main cultural innovation of the 20th Century. You will examine British, American and Global film as well as documentary, experimental and short films. Film Studies A Level requires you to perform complex analysis of films taking into consideration the social and historical context of the films. You are required to analyse the moving image as well as critically analyse your own development as producers. The course will give you a good sense of the history of film and look at texts from across the eras.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE English (Literature or Language).


Produce either a short extract of a film showing narrative construction or a screenplay and storyboard showing narrative construction. Both will require critical evaluations.

In Year 13 you complete the following:
Written examination covering the following topics:
Film movements = Silent cinema and Experimental Cinema
Two British films.
Coursework: Re-drafting and refining of Y12 work
70% in written examination
30% in Coursework

Further information

Film will broaden your world view as well as gaining an excellent set of media analysis tools. You will have sharpened your ability to infer, and to interpret meaning from Film. No matter what career you choose, you will almost certainly need an awareness of how meaning can be created and be able to demonstrate strong analysis skills. Becoming a skilled Film practitioner will open you up to a potential career in one of the world’s largest and arguably most powerful industries. Careers include journalism, filmmaking, advertising, marketing, web designer, animator, and a range of careers associated with television, radio and magazines and Video Game.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 December 2017
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