In this subject we study film from the smallest details of editing and camera work, to an overview of the industry as a whole. You will develop skills in close analysis of film sequences, with the opportunity to study films of your own choice.
Through a detailed case study of a Hollywood blockbuster you will learn how the film industry operates, from the green-lighting of production to the film’s final box-office figures. You will also be introduced to cinema from different countries and periods.
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You will need five GCSEs at grade A* - C, including English and maths.
This is a one year course with AS exams at the end of the first year. This may then allow you to progress to the second year where the A-level may be achieved. Enrolment is only in September.
As part of an A level programme, Film Studies prepares you well for a wide-range of degrees.
Each separate unit tests specific skills. Overall assessment is by final exam in May or June.