Film Studies

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 and independent American and British films from the past and the present as well as more recent global films, both non-English language and English language.

  • Course Outline
    • Component 1 – American and British Film.
      Includes study of Classical Hollywood, Hollywood since the 60’s, Contemporary American Independent Film and British Cinema.

      Component 2 – Varieties of Film.
      The study of a specific film movement, Documentary Film, Short Film and Global cinema.

      Component 3 – Production.
      Either a short film (4-5 minutes) or a screenplay for a short film (1600-1800 words) and a digitally photographed storyboard of a key section from the screenplay.
      Also an evaluative analysis (1250-1500 words).

  • Career opportunitities & further study
    • Film A level prepares students for graduate study in Film Studies or related subjects and also serves as preparation for industry work.

  • Trips & Events
    • Departmental trip to New York in second year. Visit to ‘Home’ for screening and study day. Central Library research day. Film screening visits linked to course.

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Entry Requirements

You can download provisional entry requirements for 2018 courses below. Please note that your enrolment on to a particular course must be approved by the Head of that department.

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