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Film Studies

Film Studies

Film Studies

COURSE CONTENT & ASSESSMENT

Unit 1: Exploring Film Form (Internal Assessment)

  • One analysis of how the micro aspects of a chosen extract from a film of your choice make meanings (1,500 words), 30 marks.
  • One creative project based on a film sequence or short film, 50 marks – sequence/short film (40 marks), reflective analysis (10 marks).

Unit 2: British and American Film (External Assessment)

Candidates will answer three questions, one from each of the following sections.

Section A: Response to material set by the awarding body based on producers and audiences of film, 40 marks.

Section B: Topics in British Film, 40 marks.

Section C: American Film – Comparative study of two films, 40 marks.

Unit 3: Film Research and Creative Projects (Internal Assessment)

  • A small-scale research project, 40 marks.
  • A creative project, 60 marks – product (45 marks), reflective analysis (15 marks).

Unit 4: Varieties of Film Experience: Issues & Debates (External Assessment)

Candidates will answer three questions, one from each of the following sections:

Section A: World Cinema, 40 marks.

Section B: Spectator Topics, 30 marks.

Section C: Single Film – Critical Study, 30 marks.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Please see page 26 for general entry requirements.

PROGRESSION

Film Studies is a widely respected A Level, and one that develops a number of important skills – including written and oral communication.

All universities accept Film Studies, and students can progress on to a wide range of courses and careers.

Many students opt to carry on with film studies at university – others go on to study English, media, art, photography or philosophy.

Students can pursue careers in the media by working in film.