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Level 3 Programme: A Level and BTEC Courses
Film Studies
AS/A Level
In this course students will learn how meaning is created in  lm by
the use of cinematography, lighting, framing, mise-en-scène, music, editing, genre and narrative. They will also learn how  lms are critically recognised culturally and historically, in both the US and Europe, by studying a range of texts over a variety of time periods. Students will have the opportunity to explore creative  lm-making options, but please note that this is not primarily a practical  lm-making course.
Additional Entry Requirements
Grade 4 in English, Film or Media Studies. There is a substantial essay writing component to this course.
Assessment
Written examinations and practical coursework.
French
AS/A Level
This course will build on your existing GCSE knowledge of French – all the skills, vocabulary and structures you have already learned form the foundation for the two available quali cations: AS standalone (1 year course) and A level (2 year linear course). In this course you will engage in a wide range of activities and skills in lessons which will be delivered by native speakers. You will become con dent in the use of tenses and complex grammatical structures. You will broaden your vocabulary rapidly and will develop new skills such as translating. You will also increase your knowledge and understanding of aspects of the society, the culture and history of France. It will also help to develop your critical thinking skills and you will learn to express your own ideas and opinions in both written and spoken French.
You will have the opportunity to speak French in the classroom and in small conversation groups. In addition to speaking French in class, you will have a session with the French Assistant once a week. There will be opportunities to take part in a one-week residential trip in the  rst year and a week of work experience in the second year.
The topics you will study in the AS or  rst year of the course:
• Changes in French society: family, cyber-society and voluntary work • Political and artistic culture: music, cinema and tourism
• A  lm
The topics you will study in year 2 of the A level course:
• Immigration and multiculturalism in the French speaking world • The prison system and different life styles
• An independent research project on a subject of personal interest • A book
Additional Entry Requirements
Grade B in GCSE French minimum or equivalent foreign quali cation.
Assessment
Listening, reading and writing papers and oral exams.
Further course information can be found at: www.godalming.ac.uk
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