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Film Studies - Level 2 at George Salter Academy

Course description

This course is designed to deepen students’ understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of Film. Students will engage with a wide range of films, developing skills of observation, critical analysis and personal reflection, as well as developing their creativity and practical skills; either in audio-visual or written form. The department promotes learning within alternative environments, organising cinema trips, library visits and visiting speakers.

Progression routes from this course

AS Film Studies/Media Studies.


• Film Language

• Film Organisations

• Film Audiences


External assessment

Paper 1: Exploring Film, 90mins, 30%

Paper 2: Exploring Film Outside Hollywood, 60 mins, 20%

Internal assessment, 50%

Four pieces of work: film exploration, micro-analysis, preproduction, production


Students have to create four pieces of preproduction work individually: an analysis of the film industry through a case study of a film of their own choice; a detailed analysis of a five minute extract of a film, looking at camera techniques, use of set/costume/sound/ music and how it affects the meaning of the film; a marketing pitch for a new film; one out of storyboard/magazine cover or marketing campaign/script for a new film.

Entry requirements

There are no specific requirements for prior learning with this specification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact George Salter Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year