Film Studies at Penketh High School
AS YEAR 12You will study film as a medium, as an art form and as a social and economic institution. You willalso study how Hollywood films tell their story; the difference between the UK and US film industries and an in depth study of several British films. Coursework - You will produce a portfolio of one analytical essay and a creative piece; eitherstoryboarding or making a short film extract and sit one modular exam on the film industry, British Films and the American Slasher film.A2 YEAR 13You will research a director and their work, study world cinema and examine different producersand directors. Coursework - To produce a 1500 word presentation script and a screenwriting/film making project and sit one modular exam, answering questions on Power, Poverty and Conflict in ‘Tsotsi’,‘La Haine’ and ‘ City of God’; a close study of Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ and a selection of films that engage emotional response in an audience.
To study Film Studies at AS or A2 it is not necessary to have studied Film at GCSE but, recommended that you have a minimum of Grade C at English Language. You should be interested in film and you will need some creative skills as the course requires thatyou plan and produce several of your own film texts.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Penketh High School directly.