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The Trust’s core aim is to ensure that we enhance the life chances of all the young people within the Trust to enable them to fulfil their potential and achieve the best possible outcomes.

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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