Film Studies

Subject taught by

Mrs A Mullen – Head of Film Studies
Mrs J Parker – Teacher of Film Studies

Brief overview of KS3 curriculum & weblinks

A Film Unit (in which pupils create their own short film) is taught as part of KS3 English

Brief overview of KS5 curriculum & weblinks

AS Level : Two pieces of coursework (an essay analysing a three minutes section of film) and a creative project (creating a storyboard of 25 shots). Exam is 2hrs 15 mins and is 3 essays: one on the film industry in general, one of films produced by Working Title and another comparing two films.

A2: Two pieces of coursework (a research project and a five page screenplay creative project). Exam is 2hrs and 45 mins and is 3 essays: one on emotional response to horror films, one on empowering women (Nikita and Volver) and the other a critical analysis on Hitchcock’s Vertigo.

Weblinks: Exam board – http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/film-studies/

British Film Institute – http://www.bfi.org.uk/

Links & Resources

DVDs
Bridget Jones’ Diary
Atonement
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Revenge of the Body Snatchers
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
Vertigo
Volver
Nikita
Psycho
Silence of the Lambs
The Birds
The Shining

Google Scholar – http://scholar.google.co.uk/

IMDB –http://www.imdb.com/

Department news

2014 exam results – 50% A*-B at A2