Film Studies

Curriculum Leader: Mr C Lathey

Why are films so popular? How do films manipulate our emotions? Who makes films? How are different camera shots used in film? What’s the secret to creating a hit film?

In Film Studies we cast a critical and analytical eye over all genres of film to answer these questions and many more.

Film Studies students gain a detailed knowledge of film language and as such you will be able to ‘read’ films. Analytical skills will be sharpened and your ability to work independently will be increased. 

From 2017, we will be following the new WJEC Eduqas (9-1) Specification for Film Studies. This course is more rigorous than previous specifications and is intended to provide students with a richer, more developed understanding of film and

This course is more rigorous than previous specifications and is intended to provide students with a richer, more developed understanding of film and film making.

Assessments:
Paper 1: US Film - A Comparative Study & Independent Film (35%)
Paper 2: Global Film (35%)
Production: Internally Assessed (30%)