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Welcome to Film Studies at North Chadderton School

 

GCSE

 

 

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AWARDING BODY EDUQAS
FILM STUDIES CURRICULUM INTENT
In Film Studies, we aim to develop critical and independent thinkers who can interpret the language of film and appreciate the wider contexts which affect them, to debate, to inspire creativity and to develop the technical skills to recreate and repurpose film production work.
WHY FILM STUDIES?

Love film? 

Then prepare to be dazzled by the captivating world of Film Studies. We promise you a journey filled with chills, thrills and exciting moments.  

So, get ready to embark on a cinematic expedition like no other. 

Our dedicated team of film teachers guide our students in an exploration of the visual arts. Examining the craft of storytelling, dissecting the techniques film directors use to create meaning, and analysing the impact of cinema on society. We're not just creating film fans; we're shaping future auteurs and critical thinkers. 

Examining some of the best films from global, Hollywood and British cinema. Our students will learn to decipher the hidden meanings behind each frame of film, decode the intricate plot twists and understand the time, and places in which the films we study were produced. 

With the opportunity to create their own extract of a film using the wide array of technology we have available, who knows? We might just uncover the next Spielberg, McQueen, Bigelow or Scorsese right here at North Chadderton. 

   

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Analysis 

Research 

Digital production skills in film editing 

Communication 

Learning about other cultures 

Self-management and resilience 

 

SUBJECTS THAT GO WELL WITH THIS ONE

English Literature 

Business Studies 

Sociology 

Drama 

Art or 3d Art 

Photography 

 

KEY INFORMATION

Head of Subject

Mr C Bigland

Contact Details

cbigland@northchadderton.oldham.sch.uk

Method of assessment

70% Examination, 30% Practical Coursework