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Film Studies A Level at The Buckingham School - A Sports College

Course description

This exciting course is designed to deepen your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film. You will study cinema as a medium, looking at both English and non-English film texts, as an art form and as a social and economic institution, looking at historical, sociological and economic perspectives. The course aims to develop your interest in and appreciation of cinema by studying the language of film and the process of reading a film.

Entry requirements

Film students need to love film! You should enjoy watching and discussing films and be keen to develop your experience beyond the mainstream and into different genres. You will enjoy reflecting on your own experience of films and be an active ‘reader’ rather than a passive viewer. In lessons, you will watch an extensive range of films and learn how to analyse and discuss them.
You will give presentations, write essays and contribute to class discussions. You will be expected to undertake extensive research into films, to keep a blog and to explore filming regulations and practices from around the world. You must have a grade C or above in GCSE English Language or Literature. Assessment is through a mixture of examination and coursework.

Future opportunities

Film Studies provides a sound basis for university study in film, media and many other technical and artistic areas. It is very analytical in its approach and develops students skills of verbal and written analysis, as well as their aesthetic sense.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Buckingham School - A Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years