Film Studies - A Level (WJEC) - Westminster Kingsway College

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Film Studies - A Level (WJEC)

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Course Title Film Studies - A Level (WJEC)
Start Date 9th September 2019
Location Kings Cross
Duration 2 Years
Attendance
Fees Fee details on enquiry. All learners are fee-assessed at enrolment
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About the Course

A levels are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work. You can choose to study three A levels over two years or a combination of A Levels and vocational A Level equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Certificates (equivalent to an AS)/ Extended Certificates (equivalent to a whole A Level).

You may also wish to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) during your second year. When choosing A levels subjects it is important to consider what you are likely to enjoy and be good at. If you enjoy a subject or have an ability in it already, you are more likely to do well. Also if you have a particular career, job, or further study in mind, you may need to choose specific subjects in order to meet entry requirements.

What you will study

Component 1: Varieties of film and filmmaking. This component assesses knowledge and understanding of six feature-length films.

Section A: Comparing Classical Hollywood films of the 1930s-1960s with films from the New Hollywood period (1961-1990).

Section B: American film since 2005 requiring reference to two American films, one mainstream film and one contemporary independent film.

Section C: British film since 1995 requiring reference to two British films.

Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives. This component assesses knowledge and understanding of five feature-length films (or their equivalent).

Section A: Global film requiring reference to two global films: one European and one produced outside Europe.

Section B: Documentary film requiring reference to one documentary film.

Section C: Film movements – Silent cinema requiring reference to one silent film or group of films.

Section D: Film movements – Experimental film (1960-2000) requiring reference to one film option.

Component 3: Production. (Non-exam assessment 30% of qualification) This component assesses one production and its evaluative analysis. Learners produce: • either a short film (4-5 minutes) or a screenplay for a short film (1600-1800 words) plus a digitally photographed storyboard of a key section from the screenplay • an evaluative analysis (1600 - 1800 words).

Access Method

During the 1st year there will be 5 formal internal assessments which you will need to pass in order to progress into the 2nd year. There is an examined coursework element that you will complete by February of the 2nd year. At the end of the 2nd year there are two public examinations.

Progression

Progress to a wide range of degree and other higher education courses, apprenticeships or employment. Due to the wide range of films studied and the in-depth focus on skills development, this A-Level provides a good base if you are intending to study subjects at university such as Journalism, Marketing, Media and/or Film.

All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

Entry Requirements

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Entry Requirement

General A-Level entry requirements: Three GCSEs at grade 5 or above plus two further GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and a written subject (not including Languages). You will also need a good reference.

All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

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