The induction of the course focuses on deconstruction of film elements; cinematography, sound, editing, mise en scene and performance. We focus on the specialist topics of genre forms, representational issues and narrative and ideology, applying them to set texts.
Our lessons begin with a retrieval task to assess the embedding of prior knowledge. Due to the nature of the course our lessons contain dual coding, often teacher led with examples from film texts. We encourage student debate and questioning to develop critical thinkers.
Students are guided through analysis with the What How Why structure, this is modelled to them and before they complete during independent practice. This structure enables them to reach the relevant exam criteria of demonstrating knowledge and understanding of elements of film and applying knowledge and understanding including being able to analyse and compare. The NEA develops production skills as well as being able to evaluate and analyse their work compared to professionally produced work.