Arts, Media and Publishing
What will you be working towards?
||GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
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
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.