Paston College

      AS/A2 Film Studies

      Paston College
      In North Walsham

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      Typology A Level
      Location North walsham
      Duration 2 Years
      • A Level
      • North walsham
      • Duration:
        2 Years
      Description

      Film Studies is part of the Expressive Arts department which Ofsted graded as Outstanding in 2008. The course is a fantastic opportunity for you to engage with Film in a critical and analytical way. It is an accessible introduction to film analysis, filmmaking, and the film industry in Hollywood, Europe and across the world. If you are interested in Film, you will find this a great way to study.

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      Government funding available

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      North Walsham
      Grammar School Road, North Walsham,, NR28 9JL, Norfolk, England
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      North Walsham
      Grammar School Road, North Walsham,, NR28 9JL, Norfolk, England
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      What you'll learn on the course

      Film Studies

      Course programme

      AS / A2 FILM STUDIES

      Exam Board: WJEC
      Film Studies is part of the Expressive Arts department which Ofsted graded as Outstanding in 2008. The course is a fantastic opportunity for you to engage with Film in a critical and analytical way. It is an accessible introduction to film analysis, filmmaking, and the film industry in Hollywood, Europe and across the world. If you are interested in Film, you will find this a great way to study this highly creative and expressive field.

      This course has really broadened my understanding of what Film can be as we have studied such a wide range of films from different cultures and historical periods. I was really pleased that I was able to explore this fully in the practical coursework too. James Wreford, progressing to University of the Arts London to study Film and Video.

      AS Film Studies

      In AS Film you will develop theoretical and practical skills by studying a range of films and case studies exploring film analysis techniques, the film industry, and film audiences.

      You will study:

      How a film constructs meaning through the use of film language conventions to provoke a variety
      of responses from the audience
      How a film can explore personal, social, cultural, political and ethical issues
      The relationship between the Hollywood and British film industries, and their audiences
      Practical filmmaking techniques such as storyboarding and camerawork

      Assessment

      Coursework Portfolio: one written analysis and one creative project and one examination.

      Entry Requirements

      A minimum of BBCCC at GCSE including English Language and at least one of Maths or Science.

      A2 Film Studies

      In A2 Film you will broaden your understanding of film history, industries, and culture by studying a wide range
      of films. This will develop your analytical, research, and practical skills.

      You will study:

      World Cinema and international film styles through specific topic study e.g. representations of the city and urban conflict
      Documentary film, and audience responses to it
      Critical and theoretical approaches to Film through case studies of individual films such as Hitchcocks Vertigo and Ramsays Morvern Callar
      Research techniques through developing a small-scale independent research project on any area of Film Studies that interests you
      Practical work in filmmaking, screenplay writing, or documentary treatment development

      Assessment

      Coursework portfolio: a research project and a practical/creative piece One written examination on World Cinema, Spectatorship Studies and Single Film Critical Study.

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