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Film Studies AS WJEC CBAC at Sandown Bay Academy

Course description

Film Studies is designed to deepen student’s appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of film, the major art form of the twentieth century. Students will build upon their existing knowledge of film - their cineliteracy - and engage with a wide range of film texts. They will develop their skills of observation and critical analysis alongside their creativity and practical skills in both audio visual and written forms. Students will consider the historical development of film, notions of fandom, global film culture and the dominance of Hollywood. The course will also look into issues of audience and spectatorship, genre and authorship. Students will research the relationships between the production and consumption of film, stars systems, finance and national and international diversity. The course aims to enable students to develop informed opinion and understand a range of stylistic features through the exploration of cinematic expression and critical theories relating to the viewing and making of film. YEAR ONE AS LEVEL ( 2181) AS 20% (40%) UNIT 1 1181 (FM 1) Exploring Film Form COURSEWORK •1500 word analysis of a film extract chosen by candidate •CREATIVE PROJECT -a film extract or short film with written evaluation AS 30% ( 60%) UNIT 2 1182 ( FM2) BRITISH & AMERICAN FILM •EXAMINATION (2hrs 30 mins) Answer THREE QUESTIONS - ONE from each section •Section A Producers & Audiences : Response to Unseen Material •Section B British Film on Chosen Topic Area •Section C American Film -A Comparison of Two American Films

Entry requirements

Students should have a grade B or above in GCSE English.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Media Studies or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Film Studies, which could lead onto higher education to study Film Studies, related courses such as Media and Drama, or more general higher education courses. With Further training, you could go into a job related to film studies such as working within a film or TV production crew. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the media and production industries.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sandown Bay Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year