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Course description

The film course aims to develop students as proficient interpreters and makers of film texts. Through the study and analysis of film texts, and practical exercises in film production, students develop critical abilities and appreciation of artistic, cultural, historical and global perspectives in film. They examine concepts, theories, practices and ideas from multiple perspectives, challenging their own views to understand and value those of others. Students are challenged to acquire and develop critical thinking, reflective analysis and the imaginative synthesis through practical engagement in the art, craft and study of film.


Students experiment with film and multimedia technology, acquiring the skills and creative competencies required to successfully communicate through the language of the medium. They develop an artistic voice and learn how to express personal perspectives through film. The course emphasises the importance of working collaboratively, international and intercultural dynamics, and an appreciation of the development of film across time and culture.


The aims of the Film course are to enable students to:

    • explore the various contexts of film and make links to, and between, films, filmmakers and filmmaking techniques (inquiry)
    • acquire and apply skills as discerning interpreters of film and as creators of film, working both individually and collaboratively (action)
    • develop evaluative and critical perspectives on their own film work and the work of others (reflection)

Course content

Textual Analysis - Study of film sequences

Comparative Study - studying two films from different countries or dates

Film Portfolio - techniques around production skills

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Level 4 or above (A*-C equivalent), including English Lit or Lang at grade 4 and Maths at Level 4. Subject specific results will also be considered when choosing this course.


You will be assessed solely on the creation of a portfolio of evidence that shows your engagement with a range of films from a range of different genres through written studies, your ability to present to groups of people and via the making of film production work.

Future opportunities

This exciting qualification gives students an excellent opportunity to move into a number of different pathways.

The course can lead to University places with recognised UCAS points attached to each element of the programme. It could also lead to higher level apprenticeships and directly into a job role such as Editor in the film industry.



How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Lenham School directly.

Last updated date: 11 November 2018
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