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Film Studies A 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

A2:

Unit 3: Film research and Creative Projects

a small-scale research project

Creative project

Unit 4: Varieties of Film Experience - focus on world cinema and a variety of film styles and movements

Entry requirements

Advanced Level

  • In order to progress onto Advanced Level courses you must achieve at least a D grade at AS Level in three subjects (excluding General Studies)
  • See entry conditions for AS Levels

Assessment

A2:

Unit 3: Coursework

Unit 4: 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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