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Year 9-11 Our Year 9-11 Film Studies curriculum


Media is a course that comprises of Digital Media Sectors and Audiences. Students have the opportunity to develop their skills in film making, music videos and trailers. Students are encouraged to publish their work and to become proficient digital media makers. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of Media related competitions.

Students are taught all the skills needed for media industry projects, making the most of our Recording Studio and cameras, lighting equipment and editing software. Teachers bring in depth knowledge from media professions and experience.

A range of creative projects across the courses require research, analysis, planning, logistics, team working, film and editing skills, presentation, leadership, technical ability and creativity. All students are encouraged to perform a range of roles, as well as playing to any existing media production strengths and interests. We have nurtured links with Sky News and Bournemouth University as well as independent film companies. Our projects this year have included; music video production, game shows, fiction films, promotional videos and documentary.

We are currently developing our own TV production company run by students and broadcast on YouTube to create regular content and to give experience of presenting, producing, camera work etc.

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Curriculum Intent

GCSE Film Studies is designed to draw on learners’ enthusiasm for film and introduce them to a wide variety of cinematic experiences through texts which have been important in the development of film and film technology. Learners will develop their knowledge of films by analysing a range of examples from different countries and contexts. Production is an important part of this specification and is integral to learners’ study of film.

Studying a diverse range of films from several different contexts is designed to give learners the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding of how films are constructed to their own filmmaking and screenwriting. This is intended to support learners in producing creative films and screenplays as well as enable their production work to provide an informed filmmaker’s perspective on their own study of film.

Our full Film Studies curriculum intent, implementation and impact document can be found by clicking here.

Specification for Film Studies