FILM STUDIES at Steyning Grammar School
AS Exploring Film Form
COURSEWORKOne analytical essay: This focuses on a detailed study of one popular, contemporary film of your choice. You choose a film and write an analytical essay on how the film director makes meaning using camera work, lighting, props and sound. You can study any major mainstream film, ranging from Pulp Fiction to Little Miss Sunshine, or Wallace and Gromit to Apocalypse Now.One creative project based on a film sequence or short film. You can write a script outline, create a storyboard or actually make a short film of your own. You make up the film, the storyline, the genre and the characters.
There are 2 pieces of coursework for this:
AS British and American Film
Section A: Investigation into the film as an INDUSTRY. This question focuses on the film industry and the practice of cinema going and film consumption. The exam asks questions on the American and British film industry, as well as questions on how film audiences have changed - this includes television, DVD /video, internet etc.
Section B: Topics in British Film.
Section C: US Film - Comparative study of two films.
A2 Film Research and Creative Projects One research project on ANY aspect of film you want. Possibilities include: a star (Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley); a genre (Martial Arts, Anime, Horror, Western); a director (Tarantino, Scorsese, Loach) or a technology (CGI, special effects).One creative project. This is again genuinely really creative. You can still do screenwriting, but you can also make a short film, or a film sequence.
Again, there are 2 pieces of coursework for this:
A2 Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates Section A: World Cinema topics. Study of some films from international cinema, such as City of God or Korean/ Japanese film. Section B: Spectatorship topics. The study of how films have changed and how audiences have changed throughout time. Section C: Single Film - Critical Study. An in-depth study of a CLASSIC. The final leg of your film studies journey!
For AS year ONE - 5 GCSE grades C or above, including English and English Literature.
For A2 year TWO - a ‘pass’ at grade E or above at AS Film Studies.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Steyning Grammar School directly.
Last updated date: 09 June 2014