Students are introduced to a wide variety of films originating from diverse cultures and communities, with the aim of both enhancing their critical appreciation of such art forms as well as honing their ability to critically analyse texts.
Assessment: 70% written exam, 30% coursework.
The two-year course is divided into three components:
• Hollywood 1930 – 1990
• American Film since 2005
• British Film since 1995
• Global Film
• Documentary Film
• Silent Cinema
• Experimental Film
The practical coursework elements give students the opportunity to make their own films, develop their own screenplays and storyboards whilst also requiring them to undertake research on a topic/aspect of film of their own choosing. Film studied include:
Casablanca, Bonnie and Clyde, La La Land, Trainspotting, Pan’s Labyrinth, Amy, the films of Buster Keaton and Pulp Fiction.
General entry requirements: Grade 4 in English Language and Maths together with 3 other GCSE grades at grade 4 or above is the minimum requirement to enter Hillview Sixth Form.
Subject Specific Criteria:
Grade 5 or above in English Language and Grade 5 in English Literature. An APS of 4.50.
Film Studies students can progress into a wide range of careers such as journalism, marketing, graphic design, film production, public relations and publishing.