A Level Film Studies at Matthew Arnold School
AS level Film Studies teaches students the rudiments of filmmaking, production and marketing. This is done firstly through the critical analysis of different genres of film and then applying the findings to their own practical film work, usually through storyboarding a key sequence of a studied genre. Students will also study the differences between Hollywood and British film industries, using case study films to illustrate these differences. During the A2 course, the focus shifts towards world cinema and the practical application of the techniques learned at AS level through film making or screenplay writing.
Unit 1 - Exploring Film Form – 2 pieces of coursework 20%
Unit 2 - British and American Film - written exam 30%
Unit 3 - Film Research and Creative Projects – 2 pieces of coursework 25%
Unit 4 - Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates – written exam 25%
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Matthew Arnold School directly.