Film Studies AS and A Level at The Latimer Arts College
Many modern films open with a scene without dialogue and yet, without an explanation of who is doing what and why, we understand a lot of what is going on. Having watched many different films, we have unconsciously developed an understanding of film language.
A Level Film Studies is really about studying and understanding that process!
Film Studies is a fast-growing subject, both at AS/A Level and in universities. Working on the kind of films you are probably already familiar with, you will go beyond passive watching and achieve a deep understanding of the film industry.
This subject is divided into a total of 4 units, 2 AS units and 2 A2 units.
5 GCSEs A* - C (or equivalent Level 2 passes) including English and Maths
Unit 1: Internal Assessment 40% Exploring Film Form
- One analysis of how the micro aspects of a chosen extract from a film of candidate's choice produce meanings and responses (1500 words)
- One creative project based on a film sequence or short film
Unit 2: FM2 60% External Assessment 2½ hours written paper British and American Film
- Section A: Response to stimulus material set by Awarding Body based on producers and audiences of film
- Section B: Topics in British Film
- Section C: US Film - Comparative study of two films
Unit 3: FM3 40% Internal Assessment Film Research and Creative Projects
- A small-scale research project and a creative project
Unit 4: FM4 60% External Assessment: 2¾ hours written paper Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates
- Section A: World Cinema topics
- Section B: Spectatorship topics
- Section C: Single Film - Critical Study
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Latimer Arts College directly.