Level: A Level
Entry Requirements: C grade in GCSE English
A level Film Studies explores how films create meaning.
In the AS year you will learn how to analyse films and explore genres such as Horror and American Film Noir. You will understand how the American and British film industies work and understand how audiences consume and respond to film.
At A2 level you will explore films from around the world, understand how film can create an emotional response in the spectator. You will study the critical reception of a popular film, this could be the Hitchcock classic Vertigo or David Fincher’s Fight Club.
The coursework enables you to learn technical skills that will help you to produce your own film. The AS coursework gives you the option of making a short film sequence or photographic storyboard. The A2 coursework gives you the option of creating a short film or film sequence, or writing a screenplay.
The course is weighted 50% exam and 50% coursework
This course teaches you valuable research and analytical skills which will support other A Level and future degree courses.
Film Studies is a popular subject at University, with many students going on to study specialisms in Screenwriting, Post Production and Theoretical courses. The technical and theoretical knowledge that this course provides will support careers in the film or creative industries.
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