Film Studies
Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: To take three A Levels you will need at least five GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects, including both English and Mathematics, plus a successful, informal interview at College. If you don’t quite achieve these entry criteria though don’t worry, we can discuss your options.
Start Date: Sep 2023
Course Overview

Are you a cinephile? Fascinated by the study of film? From cinematography to sound editing, from set design to special effects – this course explores the visual medium of cinema in great detail.

An A level in Film Studies is suitable for anyone who is excited to develop their analytical, observational and critical skills in order to create and produce visual media. Throughout A Level Film Studies, you will explore how film works as a culturally significant medium, both in terms of representation and aesthetics.

What will I learn?

• Study both mainstream contemporary American and British film, as well as more challenging films from the silent era, non-European cinema and experimental film.
• Develop an appreciation of the historical development of film traditions and styles, ranging from the birth of film to the digital future, and learn how to critically analyse films and apply theoretical concepts.
• All of this knowledge will be utilised to inform your filmmaking and screenwriting project, in which you will produce a high-quality short film.

How will the course be assessed?

• You will be assessed internally at the end of two years via a series of coursework and portfolio evidence.
• We have Apple Mac suites with industry-standard software for editing and motion graphics.
• We also have touch screen TVs, a green screen, DSLR cameras, and hold film screenings in our College theatre!

Materials and other information

• We are an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ College.
• Our students love being learners here and feel supported throughout their course, which enables them to thrive and succeed.
• We have teachers who are experts in their fields, they provide our students with excellent knowledge and create positive and encouraging learning environments.

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