Does anybody do A Level Film Studies? What are the exams like?

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What the title says. 😂 Also, what things will I need to achieve in the exam?
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What the title says. 😂 Also, what thing will I need to achieve in the exam?
Init I’m so confused as well 😂 is the exam like a film n we analyse coz how can it be paper related when it’s literally “film” ting 🤷*♂️
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Init I’m so confused as well 😂 is the exam like a film n we analyse coz how can it be paper related when it’s literally “film” ting 🤷*♂️
I thinks it’s going to be like English Literature when we analyse the techniques that the movie used, and why they used it. But that’s only my assumption 😂
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I thinks it’s going to be like English Literature when we analyse the techniques what the movie used, and why they used it. But that’s only my assumption 😂
You are correct. I've done AS Film and am now onto A2, and the exam papers ask you questions about the film's you are studying in relation to themes, contexts, techniques, etc. You also have some coursework - in my case, it was to either make your own short film or write a screenplay for one. Here are some examples of questions that were asked in my AS exams:

Compare how sound (diegetic and non-diegetic) creates meaning in a key scene from each of the films you have studied. [20]

Compare representations of gender in both of your chosen films. Make reference to key sequences in your response. [40]

Explore how the use of cinematic techniques encourages the spectator to identify with a key character in the film you have studied. [20]
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