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Film Studies

Film Studies

We teach Film Studies to

  • Developing analytical skills in terms of how elements of film, including performance, mise en scene, cinematography, editing and sound, create meaning.
  • Debate: Constructing opinions, considering evidence and opinions found in critical writings on films.
  • Develop creativity by producing original ideas (screenplays & film posters)
  • Questioning who a film was made for? What is the intended response and what the range of responses might be to a film
  • Improve essay writing skills when producing written analysis of films and key sequences.
  • Create opportunities for students to build the necessary transferable and specific skills to work in the film industry.
  • Enhance knowledge and understanding of different cultures and social, political, cultural and historical contexts through a diverse range of films.
  • Develop digital technology skills through specialist software e.g. Premiere video editing software, DSLR cameras and Celtx screenwriting software.

Curriculum Map

Year 9 Film and Media

Year 10 Film

Year 11 Film

Year 12 Film

Year 13 Film