Film Studies A Level

Please note, this course information is for September 2021 entry.
The new admissions cycle for September 2022 entry will open in October 2021, and we recommend you check back for updates to course information.

This course will enable you to read films and learn 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 also 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.

Exciting visits and activities, such as screenings as part of National Films Schools Week, will be available to enhance your understanding.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework.

What do I need?

You will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs – 2 at Grade 6 and 3 at Grade 5 including English.

Retaking GCSE Maths as part of your programme is required if you do not have Grade 4.

Where can it take me?

You can progress to an exciting range of higher level courses, including Creative Media Production HND. A related degree, such as Film, Media or Journalism, is also an option..

Additional information

Film Studies A Level combines well with Drama, English Language, English Literature, Media Studies and Sociology.

The course is ideal if you are interested in a career in Film Production, TV Production, Film Journalism, Photography, Advertising, Public Relations and Radio.

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