Subjects

Film Studies

Long Term Plans

YEAR 9
Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3
An introduction to the concepts of film – genre, narrative, language, audience and representation. Production task. Creating a short film or trailer – developing any production work started in the summer rollover. Film Comparative Study (Superhero): Genre (definition, superhero genre conventions); Characters (stock characters, stereotypes, archetypes); narrative (narrative conventions, equilibrium, disequilibrium, new equilibrium, non-linear stories, flashbacks, binary oppositions); Late-cold war America Dark Knight and Spiderman Analysis of a key scene in a superhero movie Topic Overview: Film History and Industry: history of film; production (funding, companies, national cinemas- British, US distribution (marketing materials- teasers, trailers, theatrical posters, merchandising, interviews/ TV spots, use of social media); exhibition (types of cinema, release dates/targeting, BBFC and classification, audiences) History of cinema – key moments Make a thaumatrope Pitch for a film (In pairs) Pre-production for film in pairs Film quiz on the history of film Creating a poster for own superhero film
YEAR 9
Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Overview: US Film Comparative Study (Superhero): Themes (of superhero films; use of micro-features to show these); Ideology (points of view e.g. poverty and technology) Representations (gender, age, nationality/ ethnicity, class) including Stereotypes; Audiences (different audiences, audience responses, fandom). V for Vendetta – analysis/representation of gender? Overview: Global Film Study (Contemporary UK):Aesthetics of Film; Contexts (including Britishness, co-funding, representations of Britain and terrorism) Skyfall (2012) plus analysis of narrative Production work using the idea form term 2 Global Film Study (Global English Language) Devil’s Backbone/Spirited Away Themes (of childhood films; use of micro-features to show these); Ideology (points of view e.g. republicanism/ nationalism) Representations (gender, age, nationality/ethnicity, class) including Stereotypes; Audiences (different audiences, audience responses, fandom); Representation of Other Cultures Devil’s Backbone – exam style answer. Global film response
YEAR 10
Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3
Introduction to Film Language and audience. British Film Contemporary (Component 2, Section C) – SUBMARINE Film Screening & Discussion/Initial Analysis British Film Contemporary (Component 2, Section C) – SUBMARINE complete plus assessment 1 Film Screening Film Component 2 Section A: Global English Language Film – RABBIT PROOF FENCE and analysis Global English Language Film Contexts Narrative and contexts preparation for exam focus EXAM FOCUS WEEK: Practice – both lessons Practical Practical – Pre-production Phase 1: Research (Genre conventions) Practical – Pre-production Phase 1: Research ( Audience)
YEAR 10
Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Practical – Pre production Phase 1: Ideas Practical – Pre production Phase 1: How to Storyboard/Draft Script Practical – Pre production Phase 1: Storyboards/Drafting Script Shot List/Drafting Script/Digital Driving Test Plus intro to the History of film Production: Rough Cut/Draft 1 Plus History of Film cont… Global Non-English Language Film: Introduction to Representation Film 3: Global Non-English Language Film (Component 2, Section B) Film Screening Let The Right One In Global Non-English Language Film Key Sequence Analysis – Key Elements Global Non-English Language Film Key Sequence Analysis – Representation Global Non-English Language Film Contexts EXAM FOCUS WEEK: Introduction to ‘Hollywood’ Component 1, Section B – Film Technology quizzes, timeline.
YEAR 11
Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Component 1, Section A: Hollywood Comparative Study Component 1, Section A: Hollywood Comparative Study Introduction to Genre (depending on genre of comparative study) Homework – Film 4: Hollywood 1 (Component 1, Section A) Film Screening & Discussion/Initial Analysis – Invasion Hollywood Film 1 Key Sequence Analysis – Genre Research into Contexts of chosen films Hollywood Film 1 Key Sequence Analysis – Narrative Hollywood Film 1 Sequences & Contexts Complete Coursework Film 5: Hollywood 2 (Component 1, Section B) Film Screening & Discussion/Initial Analysis – ET Hollywood Film 2 Key Sequence Analysis – Genre Hollywood Film 2 Key Sequence Analysis – Narrative Hollywood Film 2 Sequences & Context Comparative Analysis EXAM FOCUS WEEK: Component 1, Section A – Hollywood Comparative Study & Section B – Film Technology Component 1: Section C Introduction Intro to American Indie Film 6: US Indie (Component 1, Section C) Film Screening and Discussion – WHIPLASH or Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Key Sequences Analysis – Key Elements of Film Form Specialist Writing Work – Source Material Specialist Writing Work – Source Material 2 Key Sequence Analysis – Specialist Writing Focus US Independent Film – Conclusion 8 EXAM FOCUS WEEK: Component 1, Section C – US Indie Component 1 Revision Re-screen and exam questions Component 2 Revision Re-screen and exam questions Revision/Exam Technique Exam season