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Film Studies at Sleaford Joint Sixth form

Course description

Film Studies is a popular student-centered course that involves similar critical and analytical skills to those used in English Literature.

Students engage in detailed analysis of the techniques of film making (such as editing, sound, and camerawork), examine the business of film industry, marketing and audience trends and produce, for their coursework, which is 50% of the course, one analytical essay plus a creative project which may be either a storyboard or a screenplay.

At A2 we study World Cinema and coursework includes a Small-Scale Research Project on a cinema topic of your choice. Film Studies is designed to deepen your understanding and appreciation of film, building on the knowledge you already have. You will study how films make meaning, both through theoretical analysis and practical work. You will also study how films are produced and audiences consume them and also the messages and values that different films convey. Using a range of examples you will develop skills of observation, critical analysis and personal response.

Film Studies AS and A2 provide an excellent preparation for both academic and practical higher education courses. This course combines well with English, English Literature, Media Studies, Art, Drama, Sociology, Psychology, Photography and Communication Studies. We have Mac computers for creative coursework and research, cameras and all the expertise you need. Grade B in a related subject is generally expected, grade C, if supported and endorsed.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE at grade C or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sleaford Joint Sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

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