Excellence in the Heart of the Community
Wade Deacon Trust
The GCSE Film study course aims to;
develop their interest and enjoyment of film in its national and global contexts and begin to develop an appreciation of cultural diversity through the close study of a wide range of films
Pupils do not study Film Studies as a separate subject at KS3.
Within the current GCSE courses pupils study genre, representation, micro analysis of film, how to pitch a film as well as making a campaign of film posters for their own film, while also evaluating the work that they have produced. Pupils then sit two exams for Film Studies. The current topics include superhero films, films outside Hollywood and TV drama.
In the Film Studies department we offer a number of extra-curricular and enrichment activities. These include lunchtime Film Club and exam and controlled assessment support classes after school. We are also very excited to be looking into a cross curricular trip with the Drama department to London, which includes a visit to a Harry Potter Film set and exploring various film related workshops at the London Film Studios.
We have access to a variety of different specialist software, some of which is industry standard (Photoshop, Comic Life, I Can Animate etc.) which enables pupils to produce the most professional work possible.