Film Studies

Teaching Staff and Responsibilities

Mrs Bonnett: Subject Leader for Film Studies

Mrs Alphonse: Teacher of Film Studies

KS5/A Level (Y12-13)

How do we organise teaching groups at KS5?

At KS5, classes are taught in option groups which are all mixed ability.

Which A Level specification do we prepare pupils for?

We have chosen WJEC Eduqas Film Studies A level.  In this two-year course, students will learn how to analyse and appreciate films in terms of how they are constructed through cinematography, mise-en-scène, sound, editing and performance (the key elements of film form). Additionally, students will learn about the contexts in which films have been produced and how spectators respond to the work filmmakers create. They will study a diverse range of films from around the world and different time periods. Students’ knowledge and understanding of film will also be applied through making a short film or writing a screenplay, accompanied with a digitally photographed storyboard.

You can find more information using the link below:

What will my daughter learn at KS5?

Year 12

Autumn – Term 1

Induction and introduction to Film Studies.

Pan’s Labyrinth and Parasite (Component 2 Section A: Global Film)

Amy (Component 2 Section B: Documentary Film)

Spring – Term 2

Vertigo and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Component 1 Section A: Classical and New Hollywood)

La La Land and Get Out (Component 1 Section B: American Film)

Summer – Term 3

NEA: Screenplay and storyboard/short film production and evaluative analysis (Component 3)

Year 13

Autumn – Term 1

  1. This is England and Fish Tank (Component 1 Section C: British Film)
  2. Drafts completed for NEA and final submission (Component 3).

Spring – Term 2

  1. Sunrise (Component 2 Section C: Silent Cinema)
  2. Daisies and Saute Ma Ville (Component 2 Section D: Experimental Film)

Are there any websites that will support my daughter’s learning?

Future pathways/careers

A-level Film Studies offers a range of exciting career opportunities in the film and television industries. The creative and analytical skills gained are also transferable to other sectors such as advertising, PR, journalism, the arts and education.