Harrodian offers pupils the chance to undertake a preliminary taster year in Film Studies which allows them to sample the subject before they embark on the GCSE curriculum. This gives them an early appreciation of the medium of film and provides a strong foundation in film analysis and creation.
Pupils study the Eduqas GCSE Media Studies course. For full details of the GCSE course visit the Eduqas website or download the Harrodian GCSE Prospectus.
Students who engage critically with film as text or artwork will be well suited to this subject. The set texts come from a wide variety of eras and countries, allowing students to broaden their cinematic horizons as they engage with film’s broad cultural and historical heritage. Film Studies will allow students to develop analytical writing skills and become confident readers of film as they approach it through concepts of narrative, genre, aesthetics and representation. The non-examinable assessment is ideal for creative students, with two different options to choose from depending on their interests and skillsets. As preparation for the NEA students will regularly have the opportunity to complete a variety of practical tasks designed to improve their writing, shooting and editing skills.
Plans are underway for the implementation of A Level Film Studies starting in September 2023.
For more specific year-by-year information, please refer to our Curriculum Handbooks/Information Booklets.
Head of Film Studies: Thomas Grey-Parkinson
Please find examples of our department and pupil's work below, in the gallery of pictures and by visiting:
Harrodian Media You Tube Channel
Twitter page: @HarrodianMedia