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Film Studies

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.

Alfred Hitchcock

Film Studies is an engaging and exciting subject that gives students an opportunity to develop a critical perspective on this popular medium and the role it plays within contemporary society. Students gain an appreciation of film as an art form in terms of its visual storytelling, whilst also exploring how values, attitudes, ideas, and beliefs are communicated in film. Students are introduced to key academic theories in relation to film including aesthetics, representation, ideology, genre and auteurism. We study films from a broad range of historical and cultural contexts as well as different genres and students develop their critical thinking and analytical skills to write perceptive and thoughtful personal responses to film. All our courses also incorporate a creative production element where students will be able to put what they have learnt into practice by making a short film or writing a screenplay.

KS4 GCSE Film Studies 

Please click here for the Film Studies Eduqas website.

KS5 A Level Film Studies

Please click here for the OCR Film Studies website.