Teachers of Film Studies
- Mr D Kaye
- Mr J Sharp (Joint Curriculum Leader)
- Mr C Wall (Joint Curriculum Leader)
Reasons to Study Film Studies
Studying film from a variety of disciplinary perspectives will allow you not only to interpret the complex visual texts that pervade our image-saturated culture, but also to appreciate the beauty of the cinematic language that tells some of our greatest cultural stories. Our world communicates through the moving image—from Citizen Kane to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the last .gif you sent to a friend; learning cinematic literacy—the what, how, and why of film in communication—is one of the most important and rewarding skills a student can develop in the 21st century.
Our Vision for Film Studies
The Media is powerful. It is persuasive in shaping the views of society. SJB students will learn to interrogate what has become so easily consumed in the media landscape. We aim to equip the students with essential 21st century skills and knowledge – media literacy, creativity, critical thinking, and employability.
- Media Production
- Film Production
Outline of Course
Exam Board: Eduqas
Coursework: Component 3: Cross-Media Production: Non-exam assessment = 30% of qualification. Students develop a set brief from the exam board. To construct their own short film as either a moving image product or screenplay accompanied by storyboard.
Exam: 2 written exams at the end of year 13
- Component 1 Exam: Varieties of Film and Film-Making: Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes = 35% of qualification
- Component 2 Exam: Global Filmmaking Perspectives: Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes = 35% of qualification
A Level students study a wide range of films from past and present selected by the exam board. They will explore and learn how to analyse and evaluate films in relation to 4 areas: key film elements, meaning and audience response and context. Students focus on applying a wide range of concepts and theories to support their analysis and evaluation in the form of essay writing. They will develop and refine their practical skills (lighting, camera, sound and editing) during a series of in-depth workshops to support the construction of their own products for Component 3.
Link to specification: A Level Film Studies Exam Specification