KS4 Film

Film is widely acknowledged as the major art form of the 20th century and today film continues to be an important part of most people’s cultural experience. This course is designed to build upon students’ own experience of film – as consumers and creators – and to encourage a recognition of the complexity of this experience within an increasingly globalised, interconnected environment.

Year 11 students are offered WJEC GCSE Film Studies as an option.  Students study the Superhero genre and explore Film outside Hollywood for examination.  They have the opportunity to explore a film of their own choice with a focus on industry research and a micro analysis of an extract for controlled assessment.

The course follows three inter-related study areas, which act as a framework for studying and creating film: the ‘language’ of film, the organisations which produce, distribute and exhibit films and the audiences for film.

The Year 11 course is 50% controlled assessment and 50% examination.

Year 10 students are offered the Eduqas GCSE Film Studies (9-1) as an option.  Students study six films from a selection offered by the exam board to include US film, global English language film, global non-English language film and contemporary UK film.  Students also have the opportunity to produce a short film extract or a screenplay.

The Year 10 course is 30% non-exam assessment and 70% examination.