Film Studies A Level
Examination Board: WJEC Eduqas
Who should take the course?
Students with a keen interest in a wide range of films. Students do not have to be ‘film buffs’ to succeed on the course as it builds on what students already know - their experience as spectators, consumers and fans.
What is the course about?
The A Level consists of modules that cover the following areas – American and British Film, Varieties of Film and Film production.
Component 1 assesses knowledge and understanding of 6 feature films from Hollywood and the UK.
Component 2 assesses knowledge and understanding of 5 feature length films and one compilation of short films from around the world.
Component 3 assesses one production and its evaluative analysis
The essential framework for the study of all these films involves an understanding of:
- film form and its structure
- how film creates meaning through representation;
- the relationship between film and spectator;
- the social cultural and aesthetic elements of film
- critical approaches and key debates
How is it assessed?
Component 1 2.5 hour exam 35%
Component 2 2.5 hour exam 35%
Component 3 coursework 30% either a short film or screenplay and storyboard
Where will it take me?
This qualification will not lead specifically into a career in Film. However, the syllabus offers students a range of highly motivated opportunities for developing transferable skills.
Higher Education courses in Film Studies and Media courses as well as a range of Humanities courses are available.