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Film Studies

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Film Studies
Code 60311472
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


A Level Film Studies engages students in a wide variety of films in order to broaden understanding of film and the range of responses it can generate. You will learn about film language, and a wide range of techniques used to communicate through film and to generate spectator response. You will also get chance to develop this learning into a practical project where you will produce a short film. Studying Film Studies at GCSE is not required but a genuine interest in film and filmmaking is essential. The areas of film explored in the A Level range from mainstream to global and independent film, including from the early 20th century. This course can be studied alongside any other, but complements History, English Literature and Media Studies particularly well.

How will it be delivered?

Two written Exams and Non-Exam Assessment (NEA); Paper 1 - 35% of A Level, Paper 2 - 35% of A Level, NEA- 30% of A Level

Entry requirements

5 or more standard GCSE passes or higher (grade 4 or higher) including GCSE Maths and either English Language or English Literature at a grade 4 or above. If a student is applying for a course in a subject that they have studied at GCSE it is expected that a student would have achieved at least a standard pass (grade 4) in this subject.

Your next steps...

Film Studies A Level is an excellent course to prepare for a wide range of higher education courses but specific HE opportunities include: Filmmaking; Communication Studies; Digital Media; Special Effects and Post-Production. These HE courses could lead to a broad range of careers in the film or media industry such as: producing/directing; writing; design; post-production.


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