Film Studies - A Level - Year 1

Learn how to read films and how to make them too!

You will study and be examined on a variety of British, American and Global films, including Hollywood films, Independent films, Foreign Language and Silent Films. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the significance of film in a national, global and historical context, how films make meaning, and apply both critical approaches and practical understanding, either through filmmaking or screenwriting with an accompanying photographic storyboard.

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 6 and 3 at Grade 5, including English.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - you can progress to an exciting range of higher level courses including Creative Media Production HND.
  • University - a related degree including Film, Media or Journalism.
  • Careers - This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in Film Production, TV Production, Film Journalism, Photography, Advertising, PR and Radio.

Additional information

You will have the opportunity to take part in trips, which this year have included visits to The Electric Cinema in Birmingham, screenings as part of National Films Schools Week and Bradford Museum of The Moving Image.

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