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Film Studies

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

Exam Board:  EDUQAS

  Year 10  Year 11 
Autumn 1 Introduction to Film and Film Technology ‘Attack the Block’:  British Cinema
Autumn 2 ‘Singin’ in the Rain Coursework completion and submission
Spring 1 ‘Grease’ – comparison to ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ ‘Grease’ vs ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ revision
Spring 2 ‘Juno’ – review analysis ‘Juno’ revision
Summer 1 ‘District 9’ and Coursework (Film Production) ‘District 9’ and ‘Spirited Away’ revision
Summer 2 ‘Spirited Away’ and coursework continuation EXAMS

Key Stage 5

Exam Board:  EDUQAS Film Studies A-LEVEL 

  Year 12  Year 13 
Autumn 1 Intro to Film Studies – focussing on terminology and examples from global films ‘Boyhood’ vs ‘Inception’:  spectatorship
Autumn 2 Pan’s Labyrinth’ vs ‘City of God’:  Global Cinema ‘Vertigo’ vs ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ – USA Hollywood
Spring 1 ‘AMY’ (documentary) Coursework submission
Spring 2 Coursework – Film Production or Screenplay option Silent Cinema:  ‘Strike’ revision

British Film:  ‘Shaun of the Dead’ vs ‘This is England’

Summer 1 Silent Cinema ‘Strike’ Experimental (‘Pulp Fiction’); Final Revision
Summer 2 Pulp Fiction – experimental film EXAMS