Film Studies

1. Qualification details

Qualification name GCE A Level in Film Studies
Qualification level Level 3
Awarding organisation WJEC (Formerly Welsh Joint Education Committee)
Course webpage
Course type Full time
Course start date 01 September 2020
Price £0.00
Additional price description Individual courses may have some additional costs throughout the year i.e. trips, textbooks, etc.
Attendance pattern Daytime/working hours

2. Course description

Studying Film will develop and widen your experience of cinema way beyond mainstream Hollywood. You will experience world film and films from a range of genres. The course is a balance of coursework (mainly written) and essay type exam questions. Course Content Film Studies is a great subject for anyone who enjoys watching and discussing film. You will analyse a variety of films whilst studying the history of film and the film industry. You will also write a screenplay, or actually make a short film. Component 1: British and American Film Section A: Hollywood 1930-1990 (Comparative study) Comparing one film from Classical Hollywood, eg “Casablanca” with one from New Hollywood, eg “Bonnie and Clyde” Section B: American Film since 2005 (two film study) One mainstream film, eg “Selma” One independent film, eg “Captain Fantastic” Section C: British Film since 1995 (two film study) Eg “Trainspotting” and “This is England” Component 2: Global Film Making Perspectives Section A: Global Film (two film study) One European film, eg “Pan’s Labyrinth” One film from outside Europe, eg “Wild Tales” Section B: Documentary Film One film, eg “Amy” Section C: Film Movements – Silent Cinema One film such as the German Expressionist, “Sunrise” Section D: Film Movements – Experimental Film (1960-2000) Eg, “Daisies”, “Saute ma Ville” Assessment 70% of the marks derive from 2 exam papers 30% Coursework – making or writing a short film and evaluative analysis

3. Entry requirements

7 GCSE grades 9-4 or equivalent

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

Not available

6. Venue

Name The Oakes College Cambridge at Netherhall
Address Queen Edith's Way
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7. Other dates and venues

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