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Film and Media

GCSE (9-1)

Many students at SVC spend over 6 hours a day consuming media.  Media Studies looks at all types of media and requires students to think for themselves, to become autonomous and media literate. The subject could take you to college where media studies is a popular option at A level.

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Exam Board Qualifications

GCSE (9-1) Media Studies

GCSE Film Studies

The table below is a breakdown of the unit studied at GCSE and the format of the assessments

 

 Year 10

Year 11

 

 Units

 Assessments

 Units

 Assessment

 

 Autumn    

Introductory tour of the key micro elements of film: cinematography, mise-en-scene, editing, and sound.

Contemporary British Film: Skyfall (Mendes, UK, 2012).

An induction assessment testing the micro elements of film.

Written assessment.

US Film Comparative Study: The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Siegel, USA, 1956), and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Spielberg, USA, 1956).

Written assessment.

 
 

Drafting Coursework: Writing in the screenplay form, using the conventions of a specific film genre.

Written coursework assessment.

US Independent (Indie) Film: Little Miss Sunshine (Dayton/Faris, USE, 2006.)

Written assessment.

 

 

 Spring   

Global English Language Film: Slumdog Millionaire (Boyle, UK, 2009)

Written assessment.

Revision of the course.

A variety of written assessments.

 
 

Global Non-English Language Film: Tsotsi (Hood, South Africa, 2005

Written assessment.

Revision of the course.

A variety of written assessments.

 

 Summer   

Coursework Completion:

Writing in the screenplay form, using the conventions of a specific film genre.

Written coursework assignment.

N/A

N/A

 

 

Hollywood History: How the film industry and technology developed in the United States of America.

A range of written assessments.

 N/A

N/A

 * Please be aware that Media Studies does involve examining controversial and challenging issues which some students may find upsetting: if you are easily offended or upset this may not be the right subject to choose.