Curriculum – Film Studies

Film Studies GCSE

Key Stage 4 - Years 10 & 11

Film Studies is an GCSE optionĀ subject chosen in year 9.

Production Work
30% of the GCSE is based on the student's own film production where students are taught different skills using cinematography effectively and how to edit using Sony Vegas.

External Examination
70% of the grade will come from the 2 exam papers.
Paper 1:  focuses on American historical film and Specialist Writing about American Independent Film.
Paper 2: explores Global films - English and non English language films where cinematography, character and plot theory as well as the powerful influences of the social context are analysed in detail.

The Students have studied from selected films specified by the exam board: Skyfall, Tsotsi, Slumdog Millionaire, Rebel without a Cause, Ferris Bueller's day off, Whiplash.

Educational Visits
Warner Brothers Studio Tour and Workshop