August 4, 2020

Film studies

media2-450FILM STUDIES

Exam board: EDUQAS


  • To encourage and develop the ability to use film terminology effectively.
  • To work together collaboratively to help each other to make progress.
  • To develop independence and resilience so that all students are able to take responsibility for their own learning. This will enable students to successfully complete their course work.
  • To develop an understanding about the ways in which meanings and responses are generated through film.
  • To be introduced to a contrasting, culturally diverse range of films from different national contexts to broaden students’ experiences.
  • To appreciate how films reflect the social, cultural and political contexts in which they are made.
  • To see film as an aesthetic medium and appreciate that film has changed over time.
  • understanding of film to filmmaking or screenwriting

Key stage 4

During Key Stage 4 we encourage students to analyse a range of films: US films such as ET, Invasion of the body snatchers(1956) and Juno, a global English film such as Slumdog millionaire, a global non English film such as Spirited away and a contemporary UK film such as Brooklyn around the key concepts of: narrative,  representation, film style, film criticisms, contexts of film as well as cinematography, lighting, mise-en-scene, editing and sound.. Students develop their ability to use film terminology and apply relevant film theories. These skills are developed through a range of teaching strategies and we cater for all learning styles to suit individual learner needs. Students are also encouraged to plan and produce their own screenplay. In year 10 students analyse a range of films from Component one and two and begin their unit of coursework and in year 11 they complete their unit of coursework and continue to spend time covering topics from Component one and two as well as revising and preparing for their media exams. Coursework is worth 30% and the exams are worth 70%.