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Samuel Whitbread Academy

Film & Media

Curriculum Intent

In the past one hundred years, the Media and Film industry has become a vitally important part of contemporary culture. It has the power to engage, captivate, educate and thrill.

Studying Media and Film increases our understanding of how things work, how people are informed- or misinformed- and demystifies the ideologies that govern all of our lives.

Our curriculum aims to broaden students understanding of a variety of different media products; allowing them to develop their analytical skills. It seeks to widen their knowledge of global cinema; and provides the opportunity to enhance their burgeoning creative and technical skills. 


Year 9 - Fim Studies Curriculum Presentation


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Curriculum Sequences

Subject Learning Checklist

GCSE Film Knowledge Checklist


Revision resources


Specification and past papers


Careers Opportunities

  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Film/Video Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Video Producer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Blogger
  • Sound Engineer
  • Art Director
  • Content Strategist
  • Social Media Specialist