* Indicates inclusion of synoptic assessment.
Students must complete all components (01, 02 and 03 or 04) to be awarded the OCR A Level in Film Studies.
Students who are retaking the qualification may carry forward their result for the non-examined assessment component.
Students study a wide range of film forms, from the silent era to the present day. They are introduced to the contexts and concepts of film-making and how they are used to create meaning, including:
They also develop a working knowledge and understanding of the micro-elements of film form:
Students study at least three US set films from three periods
Students also study set films from two major European film movements or stylistic developments:
Students develop knowledge and understanding of key critical approaches to film and of narrative, genre, representations and spectatorship.
They must study at least one set film from each of the following categories:
They carry out
Students study one compilation of short British fiction films. They demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills through:
* Indicates the inclusion of synoptic assessment.
Students must complete both components (01 and 02/03) to be awarded the OCR AS Level in Film Studies.
Students are introduced to films from a variety of cultural perspectives;
There are three sections:
In section A: Film form in US cinema from 1930 to 1990, students study the development of film form through at least two US set films from the following time periods:
In section B: Comparative contextual study, students carry out a comparative contextual study of at least two set films from the following categories:
The films must be selected from one of three set thematic categories:
In section C: Close study: European film, students are required to carry out a synoptic study of at least one European non-English language set film, drawing together their knowledge and understanding from the full course of study.
Students apply their knowledge and understanding of narrative form and the micro-elements of film to produce either an extract from a film or a screenplay (incorporating a digitally photographed storyboard). They also evaluate their production.