Film Studies AS/A Level at Stoke Newington School
You will study film as a form of art, making critical commentaries and constructing your own practical explorations of film art. You will develop knowledge of how to read and interpret film, from German expressionism through to classic Hollywood, film noir and realism. You will learn specialist terminology to explore narrative structure, genre and style. The exam considers the film industry; a comparison of two Hollywood films and a comparison of two British films. You can choose to create either a short film or a photo storyboard for coursework.
You will look in more depth at specialist innovations in cinema and study a specific text set by the exam board. You will explore artistic movements, stylistic and formalistic structures, moral and philosophical concepts, and the impact of technological and social developments on cinema. You will apply what you have learned in your research project, choosing what aspect of film you want to study. For your practical coursework you can make your own short film or screenplay. Your advanced portfolio will include your research, presentation and production, providing an excellent showcase of your skills to present at university and job interviews.
4.5 in English or C in media.
Assessment is through coursework (40%) and written exam (60%).
This is a highly academic course that combines theoretical analysis with practical production. It can lead to a variety of degree, or vocational courses, including film, media studies, or film production.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Newington School directly.