The following information has been drawn from the WJEC exam board. Their syllabus is the one that most students follow for Film Studies.
GCE AS/A FILM STUDIES
SUMMARY OF ASSESSMENT
This specification is divided into a total of 4 units: 2 AS units for the first year and 2 A2 units for the second year in A2.
The grade weightings are noted below are expressed in terms of the full A level qualification (AS in brackets).
Unit 1: FM1 20 % (40%) Internal Assessment
Exploring Film Form
• One analysis of how the micro aspects of a chosen extract from a film of
candidate's choice produce meanings and responses (1500 words) (30)
• One creative project based on a film sequence or short film
(50: sequence or short film /reflective analysis )
Paper raw mark total: 80
Paper UMS total: 80
Unit 2: FM2 30% (60%) External Assessment
2½ hours Written Paper
British and American Film
Three questions, one from each section:
Section A: Response to stimulus material set by Awarding Body based on
producers and audiences of film (40)
Section B: Topics in British Film (40)
Section C: US Film - Comparative study of two films (40)
Paper raw mark total: 120
Paper UMS total: 120