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Film Studies A Level - Level 3

Overview

Film is a dominant art form, both reflecting and influencing society and culture. This A level will give you a broader knowledge of film, exploring it over a range of time periods and movements including silent cinema, Hollywood, British film, American film, global films, documentary films and experimental films.

Learning to read films as more than a form of entertainment will develop your skills in analysis and interpretation. You will also have the opportunity to work on a practical film project of your own.

Visits to the cinema, and other course related places such as the National Media Museum, are planned to ensure that students gain a wider perspective of the film industry.

What does it combine with?

Start dates and fees

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September 20221950Apply online

What will I study?

Core examination units will cover exploring film over a range of time periods and movements including:

  • Silent cinema
  • Hollywood 1930-1990
  • British film since 1995
  • American film since 2005
  • Global films produced inside and outside of Europe
  • Documentary films
  • Experimental films

There is also a coursework element for which you produce either a short film (4-5 minutes), or a screenplay for a short film, plus a digitally photographed storyboard. 

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English language and maths.
  • Following your application you will normally be offered a place subject to achieving the entry requirements and attending a welcome taster.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed primarily by examination scheduled for May/June at the end of the second year with some additional coursework assessment.

Success rates

Pass rate in 2021 - 100%.

What does the course lead to?

Careers are often pursued as a TV production assistant, video editor, film producer, production manager and more.

What can I progress onto?

Further study at university-level in cultural studies, creative writing, film and television studies.

Careers

How do I apply?

You don’t need to apply for each A Level course you are interested in individually.

Once we have received your application form we will invite you into college where we will be able to discuss every aspect of the courses you have chosen as well as any alternatives you may be considering.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the areas of the college used for your course choices.

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020.

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