Film Studies

Year 10

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
  • Introduction to the course
  • Concept of audience
  • Film language introduction
  • Cinematography
  • Mise en scene
  • Sound
  • Editing
  • Macro Elements of film intro to case study for paper 1 – genre elements and narrative
  • Test on film language
  • Introduction to film industry
  • DVD Rom he Film Industry on iMacs
  • Trial research project on production
  • Distribution, Exhibition’ using ‘Pans Labyrinth’
  • Analysis of ‘Pans Labyrinth’
  • Cswk – Part 1 using film of student’s choice
  • Industry research and micro analysis
  • Continue work on Case study film for Part 1 of exam
  • Analysis of 2 case study films for Paper 1 Investigating representation in the genre film – e.g. superhero
  • Analysing DVD covers, magazine covers, posters etc
  • Intro to cswk – Research and the pitch
  • Complete the pitch
  • Mock on Paper 1
  • Workshops on editing and filming techniques

Year 11

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
  • Cswk 3 submit Pitch
  • Complete pre-production draft
  • Submit Pre production in best
  • Start production planning
  • Mock exam and feedback
  • CSWK folders prepared to send
  • Screening of productions
  • Writing the reflective analysis
  • Start Paper 2 – intro to World cinema
  • Screening of ‘Devil’s Backbone’
  • Analysis of key sequences
  • Paper 2 continue
  • Mock on paper 2
  • Exam practice for both papers
  • Exams