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Film Studies AS at Mill Hill County High School

Course description

Students will engage with a wide range of film texts, developing skills of observation, critical analysis and personal reflection.  As in the OCR Media qualification, the initial focus in Film Studies is on cinematic codes and conventions.  Work on representation and the creation of meaning in Film Studies is intended to support and consolidate understanding and learning on moving image texts in Media Studies. Instruction takes the form of lecture and classroom-based investigation with some individual and group tutorials. Student work may take the form of essays, individual research projects, screenplays, step outlines and presentations. Students will have access to the extensive school and departmental film libraries. There is an expectation that students will complete a minimum of five hours of independent study each week for this course.

Course content

AS Level

Unit 1 - Exploring Film Form
Coursework   /   20% of total A Level mark

Unit 2 - British and American Film
2½ hour exam   /   30% of total A Level mark

A2 Level

Unit 3 - Film Research and Creative project
Coursework   /   25% of total A Level mark

Unit 4 - Varieties of film experience
2¾ hour exam    /   25% of total A Level mark

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mill Hill County High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2015

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