Film Studies - AS Level

Further Details
Course Code
LA00072
Location
Yale
Duration
Full Time, 2 year linear A Level course – all assessment at the end of the second year
Department
A Levels
Start Date
04 Sep 2023
End Date
21 Jun 2024

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Course Overview
At the root of all film studies is a recognition that films are made. They are constructed using a range of elements – cinematography, mise-en-scène, sound, editing and performance (the key elements of film form) – which are organised structurally in terms of narrative and often genre (the structural elements of film form). How filmmakers use these elements, frequently in complex and highly artistic ways, is a large part of what constitutes the formal study of film.

Equally important is how spectators respond to the work filmmakers create and how learners interpret the films with reference to spectator response, relevant contexts, critical approaches and debates. In turn, these formal studies have a direct impact on learners' own work as filmmakers and screenwriters.

Component 1: Varieties of film and filmmaking
● Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990 (comparative study)
● Section B: American film since 2005 (two-film study)
● Section C: British film since 1995 (two-film study).

Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives
● Section A: Global film (two-film study)
● Section B: Documentary film
● Section C: Film movements – Silent cinema
● Section D: Film movements – Experimental film (1960-2000)

Component 3: Production
The production will take the form of a screenplay in the second year. Learners must also provide an evaluative analysis of the production, which analyses and evaluates the product in relation to other professionally produced films.
Component 1: Varieties of film and filmmaking
Written examination: 2½ hours
35% of qualification

Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives
Written examination: 2½ hours
35% of qualification

Component 3: Production
Non-exam assessment
30% of qualification
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above.
No previous experience necessary.
No AS level available. This is a 2 year linear A level.

Should an A level applicant have or be predicted a grade D/3 in either GCSE Maths or English (and at least a grade C/4 in the other subject) then your application will be considered.

At Coleg Cambria we would encourage you to do the very best that you can in your exams. The better your grades the more options you will have, and may result in you gaining entry onto a higher level course.
A Level Film Studies provides a suitable progression to a range of higher education degree and vocational level courses or to employment. This could include careers within the film industry, as well as those in academia and publishing. For those who do not wish to progress further with Film Studies, this specification also provides a coherent, engaging and culturally valuable course of study.
Some courses may require equipment and/or uniforms to be purchased. Please see attached equipment list for further information.
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