Film Studies

Curriculum Intent

 At The Eastbourne Academy, our film studies curriculum aims to provide students with a broad understanding of cinema as an art form, craft, and institution. Through studying a diverse range of films across genres, time periods, and cultures, students develop their ability to critically analyze and interpret visual texts. Lessons equip students with the vocabulary and concepts to articulate how meaning is created in film through elements like cinematography, editing, sound, performance, and narrative structure. By evaluating films in their cultural, historical, and industrial contexts, students come to appreciate the social impact of cinema and its evolution over the past century.

Ultimately, our film studies curriculum intends to foster a lifelong appreciation for film as a medium of artistic expression and communication. Students build visual literacy and cultural awareness by engaging with films from around the world. Class discussions surrounding issues of representation, ideology, and ethics in cinema encourage students to think critically about the media they consume. Whether pursuing further education in film and media or simply continuing their role as an active, perceptive viewer, our graduates leave with the tools to thoughtfully examine and enjoy the diverse spectrum of cinematic storytelling.

Curriculum Information

We are 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%)