Exam Board Eduqas
Qualification A Level

 

Entry

Requirements

Grade 5 in English Language or English Literature

 

Content

(Outline of

Course)

Varieties of film and filmmaking

Six feature-length films will be studied for this component:

Two Hollywood films from 1930 -1990

Two American films from 2005 onwards

Two British films from 1995 onwards

Global film

Five feature-length films will be studied for this component:

Two global films

One documentary

One film from silent cinema

Film movements – Experimental film

One feature-length film from 1960 – 2000 will be studied for this component.

 

Assessment Varieties of film and filmmaking

Written examination lasting two and a half hours

This section forms 35% of the qualification

Global film and Film Movements

Written examination lasting two and a half hours

This section forms 35% of the qualification

Production

This is a non-exam assessment – students produce a short film or screenplay and an evaluative analysis.

This section forms 30% of the qualification

 

  Careers Guidance Film Studies is a suitable platform for progression to a range of higher education degrees and vocational level courses. It naturally leads to the study of Film, Television and Media but also develop skills of analytical writing, creative writing, and visual analysis. Students who study Film Studies also gain a solid aesthetic appreciation and flourish in areas such as art and photography. For those who do not wish to progress further within the field of Film Studies, this course also provides a coherent, engaging and culturally valuable course of study.

The skills developed on the course will also help further study in English literature and other analytically centred subjects.

Key Information

Transition Work

The transition work for Film Studies can be found below.

Students should attempt to complete one task weekly from the booklet over the summer ahead of the start of the course.

Booklet

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