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St Wilfrid's Catholic School

Perfect for getting into the Film and Television Industries


Qualification Information

      Ms Mashford
​​​​​  Subject Leader for
Media & Film Studies

Entry Requirements:       GCSE English Level 4+

Length of Course:             2 Years 

Assessment:                       30% Exam & 70% Coursework

Components:                     10 Units
                                               Unit 8: Responding to a Commission (rationale, pitch, 
                                               proposal & treatment)
                                               Unit 3: Digital Media Skills (over approximately a week – set
                                               and marked by Pearson)
                                               Unit 7: Media Enterprise
                                               Unit 10: Film Fiction (Introductory unit. Joint assignment –
                                               with Unit 18: Storyboarding)
                                              Optional units (6 Units)
                                              Unit 20: Single Camera Techniques (alongside Unit 21)
                                              Unit 21: Film Editing
                                              Unit 18: Storyboarding for Digital Media
                                              Unit 19: Scriptwriting
                                              Unit 23: Stop Motion Animation (with Unit 24)
                                              Unit 24: Sound Editing

Qualification:                     BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Film and Television Production


What will I Study?

In Film and Television Production students study a range of genres of film and television products, and gain knowledge and skills in camera techniques, lighting, sound recording and editing through researching existing texts and planning, filming and editing their own productions. Students develop knowledge and understanding of the media industry, and how to follow industry processes, such as how to research, develop ideas and complete productions in response to a brief. The course consists of 33% external exam and 42% internal assessment.


Am I right for the course?

The course requires you to work independently, conduct research, follow industry protocols and demonstrate creativity and practical skills. It is imperative that you meet deadlines.


Where next?

It is aimed at students looking to progress to employment in this sector, or higher education. BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production, Media Production or Broadcast Journalism. Possible career opportunities include: Director Location Manager Production/set designer Location Scout Producer Researcher Broadcast journalist Scriptwriter Camera Operator


  1. Do I need to know how to use programs such as Final Cut and Adobe Premiere?
    No, as you will learn how to use these programs.
  2. Which skills are important?
    Self motivation, creativity, practical skills and enthusiasm for film and television.
  3. Can I work as part of a group?
    You will need to edit individually, but other students can help you, and you will direct them.

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