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Sir Thomas Fremantle

Film Studies (Eduqas/WJEC)

Why study Film Studies?
Film Studies is a fun and challenging subject that teaches students how to ‘read’ and analyse film texts from a variety of contexts, including Hollywood Blockbusters, UK films and well-loved classics. 

What does the course involve?
There are 3 components to this new course: 

Component 1: Key Developments in US Film (exam)
Questions based on your  knowledge of 7 US films from 1930 to present day

Component 2: Global Film: Narrative, Representation and Film Style (exam)
Questions based on your knowledge and understanding of 3 Global films

Component 3: Production (NEA coursework)
This component assesses your ability to apply knowledge and understanding of film in producing  one genre-based film extract (either from a film or from a screenplay), and  one evaluative analysis of the production, where you analyse and evaluate your production

How will the skills that I develop help me in my future career?
In addition to the knowledge and understanding students gain from their GCSE study of film, you will also develop a range of literacy, communication, analytical, production, IT and other transferable skills.  Employers will value these skills if you choose not to carry on in the study of Film, and a number of universities, including several Russell Group universities now offer stand alone and combination degrees in Film Studies.  

How will I be assessed?
There are two written exams in this course and one Non-Examined Assessment project: 
Component 1 35% written exam 
Component 2 35%  written exam
NEA 30% coursework

The exams consist of stepped questions and extended essay-style questions; the NEA will be based on a Production Brief released by the exam board.

Who do I need to contact?
For more information, please email Mrs Stone - rebecca.stone@sirthomasfremantle.org