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Film Studies GCSE

In an increasingly media saturated world, the study of film, in all its forms, still holds an integral place in our culture.

Film is an optical illusion that allows the viewer to be carried off into a fantasy world where our reactions can evoke happiness, fear, shock and sadness. These emotions generated by the movies we watch, often remain strong in our memory. We know it is not real yet we allow ourselves to become lost in the moment.

How is it that film manages to have such an effect on us and why do audiences identify with characters so much?

How does the film industry manage to design films which attract certain audiences?

These are just some of the questions that you will uncover in this one year GCSE course. It will appeal to anyone who has a keen interest in films past and present, the aesthetics of film and in the actual making of film. You will be expected to make your own short film for coursework.

It is perfect for those who want to understand how the film industry works, to learn how to analyse films and to discover and appreciate how films are created for their target audience.

Filming in the green room

Filming in the green room