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Film Studies AS Level at West Kirby Grammar School

Course description

WHY CHOOSE FILM STUDIES?

Film is the major art form of the twentieth century. It is the medium of the new millennium and is constantly growing and changing. This course will give you the opportunity to use film as your 'texts', deepening your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of all areas of cinema. Both critical and creative approaches will be developed.

Course content

CONTENT AS:

Unit 1: Exploring Film Form - you will learn how to analyse micro aspects of a selection of popular films.

Unit 2: British and American Film - focus on the film industry and the relationship between producers and audience.

Entry requirements

AS Level

  • Entry onto AS courses is conditional on you achieving at least five B grades at GCSE Level which must include the subjects you intend to study
  • If you are starting a new subject at AS Level such as Psychology or Film Studies you must achieve a B grade in a related subject at GCSE Level such as Science or English
  • All students must also achieve at least a C grade in Mathematics and English Language

Assessment

ASSESSMENT AS:

Unit 1: Coursework - one written analysis: one creative project

Unit 2: 2 hours written examination paper

Future opportunities

WHAT CAN I DO WITH FILM STUDIES?

This is a qualification, which is relevant in all areas where creative and analytical skills are valuable. A degree in Film can lead to a wide variety of careers including working in TV production, the film industry or publishing. You will develop personal, academic, practical and creative skills through the study of film. The critical analysis and communication skills which you acquire uniquely equip you as facilitators and communicators. These skills are transferrable and highly regarded by employees in all fields.

Further information

WHAT DO I NEED TO START THE COURSE?

You need a genuine interest and dedication to all areas of the cinema. Willingness and enthusiasm to read widely, research independently, discuss and write about film are all essential.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Kirby Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 school year

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