'I can do all things with the help of God who strengthens me.' Philippians (4:13)

Film Studies

Film Studies offers the opportunity for pupils to develop skills deconstructing, analysing and evaluating a variety of film genres. Pupils will focus on Film History, Genre, Target Audiences, Representation, Narrative and Aesthetics.

Film Studies provides pupils with knowledge of how films are produced, distributed, exhibited  and marketed to specific target audiences. Pupils are able to critically explore their personal responses to a diverse range of films produced in Hollywood and independently.


Year 10 covers the study of Component 2 (35%) and we examine: Tsotsi, District 9 and Skyfall.

Year 10 pupils start on their Component 3 NEA production work (30%), which gives them the chance to create their own screenplay and have the opportunity to become a director and produce a scene from their own film.

Year 11 covers the study of Component 1 (35%) and pupils study US films: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, ET and The Hurt Locker. They also study the history of film.

This close link of practical and theoretical work allows pupils to explore a variety of films in a creative way.

They also learn about exiting career pathways in the film industry.