A Level Programme

Film Studies A Level

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About this course

Learn how to read a film and how to make them too!

You will study and be examined on a variety of British, American and Global films, including Hollywood, independent, foreign language and silent films.

You will develop knowledge and understanding of the significance of film in a national, global and historical context, learn how films make meaning and apply both critical approaches and practical understanding through filmmaking or screenwriting.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed by written exams (70%) and coursework (30%).

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs with 2 at Grade B/6 and 3 at Grade C/4.

Additional Requirement: Grade 5 in English

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - an exciting range of higher level courses, including Teaching
  • University - related degree, such as Film, Media & Journalism
Advertising Executive
Film Producer
Public Relations Manager
Film Journalist

Additional Information

Trips have included visits to The Electric Cinema in Birmingham, screenings as part of National Schools Film Week and Bradford Museum of The Moving Image.

Film Studies combines well with a variety of other subjects, such as English and Media Studies.