Sixth Form Induction and Welcome

All students hoping to join our Sixth Form in September are encouraged to follow our latest Instagram page (click here to visit our Sixth Form Induction page) where you will be able to ask questions of our current Sixth Form Senior Team and find out more about life in the WKGS Sixth Form. You are also encouraged to access the transition work that has been posted to help you make the step from GCSE to A-level (wkgs.org/summer-work).

Year 7 Induction and Welcome

We have created a new page on our website for Year 6 students who will be joining us in September with some resources and activties to help you get to know our school and what life is like at West Kirby. Please visit wkgs.org/y7-transition for the latest information and some material to introduce to our school community.

Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in English Literature or Language

Exam Board

EDUQAS

Why Choose Film Studies?

Film is the major art form of the twentieth century. It is the medium of the new millennium and is constantly growing and changing. This course will give you the opportunity to use Film as your ‘texts’, deepening your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of all areas of cinema. Both critical and creative approaches will be developed. 

What is Involved?

Modules & Assessment - A-level (over 2 years)

  • Component 1 (35% 5 hour examination) – Film Making and Spectatorship: Hollywood Comparison; Recent Hollywood and US Contemporary Indie; Documentary; Short Film 
  • Component 2 (35% 5 hour examination) – Varieties of Global Film; Recent UK Film; Global European Film and World Film; Film Movement (Modernism and Silent); Film Movement (The Avant Garde and Postmodernism)
  • Component 3 (30% Non-examination assessment) – Creative and Analytical Project: Either filmmaking – a short fictional film (4-5 mins) or screenplay – short film (between 1600-1800 word) accompanied by a digitally photographed storyboard. Assessment includes an evaluative analysis of 1250-1500 words worth 10%.
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examination results

88%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

100%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C