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Educating young people who are blind or vision impaired

Film Studies

Film Studies is a new course taught at both AS and A Level. It focuses on studying film form, styles and genres from different time periods and from around the globe.

This includes documentary, experimental, silent, classic Hollywood, British, American, global film and short films. The course explores aspects of film theory as well as how film form (editing, sound, cinematography, mise-en-scene and performance) creates meaning. In addition, students have the opportunity to create their own short film, either physically or in the form of a screenplay and storyboard.

The challenges in meeting the needs of students with a vision impairment include:

  • Viewing the films and, where applicable, the subtitles. 
  • The need to read articles, reviews and interviews to support the work in the classroom

A number of adjustments are made to our teaching to meet the needs of students with a vision impairment;

  • For viewing films, we have used a variety of methods to help with this: mobile phones, viewing on a laptop, projection onto a large screen.
  • Reading information has been facilitated by large print and using Google Docs.

Head of Department:

David Hinds, Head of English
Mr David Hinds

Courses

Eduqas A Level Film Studies

Watch our video on Film Studies at NCW to find out more about the course and how it is studied.

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