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Ms J L Hamill (Headteacher)
45-65 Oaks Lane, Newbury Park
Ilford, IG2 7PQ

A-Level Film

Examining Body: WJEC Equdas Specification No: 603/1147/2


Entry Requirements:

C Grade GCSE Media Studies(if studied) and an interest in film

Synopsis of Content:

A Level in Film Studies has been designed to ignite a passion for film and encourage broader cultural and historical perspectives on this academic area of study.

Compent 1:           

Varieties of film and filmmaking
Examination Unit is 35% of total Alevel
Six feature-length films will be studied for this component.
Section A: Hollywood 1930 - 1990 (comparative study)
Section B: American film since 2005 (two-film study)
Section C: British film since 1995 (two-film study)


Compent 2:          

Global filmmaking perspectives
Examination Unit is 35% of total Alevel
Five feature-length films  will be studied for this component.
Section A: Global film (two-film study)
Section B: Documentary film
Section C: Film movements - Silent cinema
Section D: Film movements - Experimental film (1960-2000)


Compent 3:         

Coursework Unit is 30% of total Alevel

Learners must study one compilation of short British fiction films and one compilation of short British experimental films. Learners have the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills through:

·       the production of a 5 minute short film or a  screenplay for a short film 

·       an evaluative analysis of the production in relation to professionally produced set short films

Assessment Methods / Teaching Methods and Resources
A-level Film is 70% Exam Based/ 30 % Coursework

Suitability for Combination

Students can move on to this A Level from many GCSE subjects, It’s a great choice for anyone looking to improve their skills in essay writing, research and enquiry in a subject that’s constantly pushing boundaries in the creative arts through its use of technology, and has a huge influence on society. We also offer A Level Media Studies.

Progression to Higher Education / Vocational Destinations

It provides a real foundation for:
• The study of Film Studies or related areas in a range of higher education degree courses
• Progression to the next level of applied qualifications (e.g. HND)
• Direct entry into employment


Mr P Assegai – Performing Arts, Media & Film Team Leader

Ms E Bundy – Media & Film Teacher

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