Film Studies
Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: Two grade 5s and three 4s in five subject areas at GCSE, to include a minimum of a grade 4 in Mathematics and English Language.
Start Date: Sept 2021
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

Film Studies enables you to develop the analytical, observational and critical skills that many universities look for. You will explore how film works as a culturally significant medium, both in terms of representation and aesthetics. The course offers the opportunity to study both mainstream contemporary American and British film, as well as more challenging films from the silent era and non-European cinema and experimental film.

What will I learn?

You will develop an appreciation of the historical development of film traditions and styles, from the birth of film to the digital future, and learn how to critically analyse films and apply theoretical concepts. Production is a crucial part of the Film Studies course and your knowledge will inform your filmmaking and screenwriting project, in which you will produce a high-quality short film.


We have Apple Mac suites with industry standard software for editing and motion graphics. We also have touchscreen TVs, a green screen, DSLR cameras and hold film screenings in our College theatre!

Progression and Careers

The analytical skills gained in this A Level are transferable to and valued by many degree programmes. Former students have gone on to study at some of the UK’s top universities including the University of Leeds, the University of Sheffield, the University of Glasgow, the University of Salford and King’s College, London.

They are reading degree programmes such as Contemporary Film and Video, Broadcast Journalism, Information Technology for the Creative Industries, Television Production, Television, Radio and Media, Culture and Society, as well as English Literature and History and Publishing.

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