Film Studies

This qualification is suitable for anyone with a proven interest in film as a genre, students with good analytical and excellent English Language and Literature skills, and those with a practical knowledge of or interest in film making and/or the performance and design aspects of the theatre.

Course overview

  1. Study of films from different countries, genres and languages – to include analysis of social, historical and political contexts, the work of the auteur, the components of film making, and the impact on the viewer.
  2. Film making or screen writing.

The WJEC Eduqas specification is designed to introduce A level learners to a wide variety of films in order to broaden their knowledge and understanding of film and the range of responses films can generate. This specification therefore offers opportunities to study mainstream American films from the past and the present as well as a range of recent and contemporary British films, American independent films and global films, both non-English language and English language. The historical range of film represented in those films is extended by the study of silent film and significant film movements so that learners can gain a sense of the development of film from its early years to its still emerging digital future. Studies in documentary, experimental and short films add to the breadth of the learning experience.

Production work is a crucial part of this specification and is integral to learners’ study of film. Studying a diverse range of films from several different contexts is designed to give learners the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding of how films are constructed to their own filmmaking and screenwriting. This is intended to enable learners to create high quality film and screenplay work as well as provide an informed filmmaker’s perspective on their own study of film.

For further information, please see the WJEC/Eduqas web pages : https://www.wjec.co.uk/media/3akhzux0/eduqas-a-level-film-studies-spec-from-2017-e-04-02-2021.pdf

Or please see Mrs Maguire in E4 or contact her by email: alisonm@crickhowell-hs.Powys.sch.uk