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Film Studies A Level

Subject: Media 

What will students learn?

In KS5, the Media department offers two different courses:

  1. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production
  2. Film A Level

Both courses develop students' critical and creative skills, considering a breadth of media texts and in turn developing both practical skills and a critical perception of the world around them. The courses allow students to develop their creativity and develop skills that can lead directly to both careers and higher education.

In KS5 students will study 

Year 12 Film A Level

  • Global Cinema
  • Hollywood 1930-1990
  • American Film
  • Silent Cinema
  • Documentary Film
Year 13 Film A Level
  • Short Film Production
  • Experimental Film
  • British Film

How will students receive feedback?

At Paddington, all students will receive regular feedback from formative assessment tasks. Within the curriculum, specific tasks are allocated for feedback. This ensures all students gain regular feedback. Teachers will mark student work and provide targeted feedback that enables students to improve their work and make progress. To support student understanding, teachers plan high-quality re-teach time to prepare students for their feedback. Across each term, students will receive feedback from multiple tasks.

What examinations / assessments do students have at the end of KS5?

Exam board: Eduqas

Exam-based assessment: Global Cinema, Hollywood 1930-1990, American Film, Silent Cinema, Documentary Film, Experimental Film, British Film

Coursework: Short Film Production

What resources can be used to support learning?

BFI homepage | BFI


Course Overview


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