Theme of the week is: Democracy
Examining Board: WJEC
Method of Assessment
Coursework: Analysis of film sequences and practical: making a short film.
Exam: Producers and Audiences (the Cinema business) and close study of British Film.
FM1: Analysing and using film-making techniques. Study of genre and narrative in
FM2: Study of the cinema industry
A wide variety of styles are used, including teacher led explorations, student presentations
close in-class analysis of films, practical film-making sessions.
Time Allocation: 8 hours per fortnight
Private Study Requirement
Coursework is drafted and revised independently. Students are expected to have a
voracious appetite for films, including those beyond their own habitual tastes.
Independent research is required throughout the course.
Advisable for the following careers
Careers in film/media/performing arts. Film studies utilises a wide range of skills which
are widely applicable.
Good Combination With
Theatre studies students often find Film Studies a useful complement.
Link Tutors: Dr G Watson