Film Studies A level at Highworth Grammar School
The course builds on the knowledge students have already gained informally of film and cinema. They will engage with a wide range of different kinds of films, developing their creativity and practical skills in both audio visual and written forms. A variety of forms of assessment are used, with the intention of producing imaginative, active learners.
Unit 1: Exploring Film Form
• An analysis of how aspects of a chosen film extract produce meanings and responses
• Creative Project – a filmed sequence devised by the students or a choice of other tasks
Unit 2: British and American Film
• A study of the producers and audiences of film
• Topics in British Film – ‘Living With Crime’
• US Film – a comparative study of two Hollywood films
Unit 3: Film Research and Creative Projects
• Smallscale research project into a subject of the student’s choice
• Creative Project: A filmed sequence devised by the students or a choice of other tasks
Unit 4: Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates
• World Cinema Topics
• Spectatorship Topics
• Single Film – Critical Study
Grade 5 in GCSE English and/or Grade 6 in GCSE English Literature or other text based Humanities subject.
Unit 1: Coursework (40%) at the end of Year 12
Unit 2: Examination of 2 hours and 30 mins (60%) at the end of Year 12
Unit 3: Coursework (50%) at the end of Year 13
Unit 4: Examination of 2 hours 45 mins (50%) at the end of Year 13
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Highworth Grammar School directly.
Last updated date: 15 January 2018