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Film Studies A Level at St Edmund Campion Catholic School

Course description

The film is arguably the most relevant form of media today. We use films to escape, to educate, to document and to feel. As a medium, it unites us all – who can’t name a film they love or loathe? Film Studies at Campion is your chance to study the evolution of Film from its early beginnings in the silent era, all the way up to modern Hollywood and learn how your favourite flick or guilty pleasure is not just for entertainment, but a nuanced work of art that should be appreciated critically and creatively.

If an understanding of what goes into the creation of great cinema, and the chance to develop the skills that generate those works is what interests you then you should consider A Level Film Studies.

Who knows? Maybe one day other students could be studying your work!

Course content

Component 1: American and British Film (35% - 2.5-hour exam)
- A study of six feature-length films across four sections: Classical Hollywood, Hollywood since the 1960s (two film study), Contemporary American Film and British Film (comparative study).

Component 2: Varieties of Film (35% - 2.5-hour exam)
- A study of five feature-length films and one collection of short films across four sections: Film Movements (a two film study, one of which must be from the silent era), Documentary film, Global film (a two film study of one European film and one film from outside Europe), Short Film collection.

Component 3: Production (30% - Individual Coursework Project)
- Produce either a short film 4-5 minutes in length or a screenplay for a short film (1600- 1800 words) which includes a digitally photographed section.
 An evaluative analysis of your creative work (1250-1500 words)

Entry requirements

4 in English Language GCSE

Future opportunities

Traditionally our students have gone into a range of careers including arts administrator, cinema manager, editorial assistant, film or video producer, journalist, media planner, picture researcher or media presenter.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Edmund Campion Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 22 August 2017
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