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Film Studies A Level at St Michael's Church of England High School

Course description

If you are interested in film, Film Studies enables you to develop creative and analytical skills whilst learning a series of technical skills. You can create your own films and delve into creative writing.

Course content

At AS, we will study a wide range of concepts and areas of film including all aspects of the film industry, the role of both audiences and producers, how films generate meaning, the micro-elements of film including cinematography and editing and film as social documents reflecting the times in which they are made. The films studied include War of the Worlds (2005), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Bullet Boy (2005) and Get Carter (1971).

At A2, we will focus on three topic areas which include World Cinema: Power, Poverty & Conflict, Spectatorship: Popular Film and Emotional Responses and Single Film Critical Study: ‘Vertigo’. The films studied include La Haine (1995) (France), City of God (2002) (Brazil), Full Metal Jacket (1987), A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Vertigo (1958).


Examination – Unit 1 AS (40%)

Coursework – Unit 2 AS (60%) 2.5 hours

Coursework – Unit 3 (50%)

Examination – Unit 4 (50%) 2.75 hours

Assessment is via coursework which is externally moderated and external examination following the WJEC specification.

Future opportunities

Film and TV Production degrees, employment in TV and Film industries and specialist training in all technical disciplines.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Michael's Church of England High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015

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