This course builds upon students’ own experience of film and helps develop their language skills through discussing film critically. It encourages recognition of the complexity of the medium of film through studying a broad spectrum of films from independently made, foreign-language and mainstream.
Key Stage 4
Years 10 and 11
- Macro elements of film
- Genre and narrative – Superheroes genre
- Micro elements of film – cinematography, editing, sound and mise-en-scẻne
- Representations of social groups
Key Stage 5
Years 12 and 13
This course has both examination and course work.
|Year 10 Text/Focus||Year 11 Text/Focus||Year 12 Text/Focus||Year 13 Text/Focus|
|Autumn 1||Introduction to Film Studies Unit||Alternative genre study||Spectatorship – Introduction to A Level Film Studies||Creative Project and Emotional Response|
|Autumn 2||Superhero Genre||CA retakes||British Cinema CW: Micro analysis||Completion of creative project and Emotional Response|
|Spring 1||The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – initial study of film outside Hollywood||The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Yasmin/Totsi – Paper 2||American Genre – Westerns CW: creative project||Research project and Italian Neo-Realism and research project|
|Spring 2||Yasmin/Totsi – initial study of film outside Hollywood||Genre study p Paper 1||Industry – Section A of exam||Single film study of ‘Fight Club’|
|Summer 1||CA: Micro analysis, pitch and pre-production||CA: completion of any outstanding pieces||Revision||Revision|
|Summer 2||CA: Production||Revision||Introduction to Year 13 creative project||N/A|
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