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Film Studies A Level at St Mark's Catholic School

Course description

At St. Mark’s, advanced level Film Studies has a tremendously successful record of achievement, with the majority of students over the years exceeding their target grade.

Component 1: American and British Film (written examination: 3
hours) - 35% of qualification
 
Section A: Classical Hollywood: One question from a choice of two, requiring reference to one US Hollywood Studio film.

Section B: Hollywood since the 1960s (two-film study): One question from a choice of two, requiring reference to two American films, one produced between 1961 and 1990 and the other more recent.
Section C: Contemporary American Independent Film: One question from a choice of two, requiring reference to one American Independent film.
Section D: British Film (comparative study): One question from a choice of two, requiring a comparison of two British films, one produced between 1930 and 1960 and the other more recent.
Component 2: Varieties of Film (written examination: 3 hours) - 35% of qualification
 
This component assesses knowledge and understanding of five feature-length films and one compilation of short films.
 
Section A: Film Movements (two-film study): One question from a choice of two, requiring reference to at least one film from the silent era.
Section B: Documentary Film: One question from a choice of two, requiring reference to one documentary film.
Section C: Global Film (two-film study): One question from a choice of two, requiring reference to two global films.
Section D: Short Film: One question from a choice of two, requiring reference to a compilation of short films.
 
Component 3: Coursework - 30% of qualification
This component assesses one production and its evaluative analysis. Learners produce: either a short film (4-5 minutes) or a screenplay for a short film (1600-1800 words) and a digitally photographed storyboard of a key section from the screenplay and an evaluative analysis.

Film Studies has proved hugely popular with students, a number of whom have gone onto careers in the Film and Media Industry, ranging from Sound Engineer at Pinewood Studio to a review writer for a national journal.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mark's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 18 December 2017
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