Head of Faculty Mr G Munro
What will I study?
Unit 1: Exploring Film Form - this equips you with the skills to analyse a range of films and to produce your own short film.
Unit 2: British and American Film - looking closely at the film industry, studying the British horror genre and comparing two Hollywood films.
Unit 3: Film Research and Creative Projects – conducting independent research on a specific area and creating film scripts.
Unit 4: Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates – studying world cinema, film documentary and Hitchcock’s Vertigo.
How will it be assessed?
A-level Film Studies. This will be a two-year linear course. Examining board: WJEC.
This will be a two-year course, with examinations at the end of the second year.
Unit 1 35% - Written exam of 3 hours
Unit 2 35% - written exam of 3 hours
Unit 3 30% - one creative coursework
Where will it lead?
Film studies works well in combination with creative subjects, English, humanities or social sciences. It is useful for anyone entering the creative industries. But also, as it is an academic, essay based subject, it can be useful when applying for university subjects such as English, history, sociology and psychology. Some of our previous students have gone on to study film or media studies at university.
Cinema visits, film making projects, attendance to film club, are regular opportunities available to you.
Grade 6 in GCSE English Language.