Film Studies

A-Level
WJEC EDUQAS

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

  • You have a keen interest in studying and producing your own films.
  • You will develop strong analytical skills.
  • You have a passion for film.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

You will study Cinema as a medium, art form and social and economic institution. You will also engage with a wide range of different kinds of films developing your skills of observation, critical analysis and personal reflection.

In the first year you will study a range of different film and film techniques, including both American film and European films. The films you will study are: Pans Labyrinth, Shaun of the Dead, Sightseers, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Vertigo and Captain Fantastic. You will also, individually, film and edit your own film sequence of 2-3 minutes.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

70% exams

30% coursework

 

RECOMMENDED READING

Spectatorship and Audiences – an article on the website www.encyclopedia.com

 

PROGRESSION

The course allows progression to Higher Education courses in Film, Media, and develops a range of transferable critical, analytical and research skills, which you will be able to use effectively in future employment.