An A Level in Film Studies can lead to a broad range of professions – from journalism to presenting. It’s a modern, exciting subject.
Once you’re trained in your chosen field, your qualification will open up a whole new world of possibilities – you could go on to become a TV or radio presenter, journalist, film director or producer.
Your A Level in Film Studies will focus on the analysis and deconstruction of film over a wide historical time frame. It will allow you to engage with films from early silent cinema to 1930s Hollywood films to contemporary and experimental cinema. You will be introduced to a wide range of film-making processes so that you develop, through discussion, analysis and debate, a wide range of technical skills for both constructing and deconstructing film.
This will give you the ability to develop your own creative skills as you explore these film-making techniques from different times and places. The coursework element of the course will allow you to experiment with a variety of film-making technology and film-editing software to develop your creative skills. You will be expected to think independently and to develop your own ‘voice’, and you will be expected to expand your knowledge outside of the classroom through reading about and watching film. You will work with your peers to debate and pull apart the set film texts and to develop a sophisticated contextual understanding of the world at the time these films were made.
- English and Maths minimum Grade 5
- Best 8 including English and Maths, minimum of 48 points, average 6
- Must have a minimum of grade 6 GCSE in the subject you wish to study at A Level and a 7 for Science and Maths
External examination and coursework.