Film Studies A Level

Brief details:

Film is one of the main cultural innovations of the 20th century and those who study it bring with them a high degree of enthusiasm and excitement for what is a powerful and culturally significant medium. Film Studies consequently makes an important contribution to the curriculum, offering the opportunity to investigate how film works both as a medium of representation and as an aesthetic medium. We introduce A level students to a wide variety of films in order to broaden their knowledge and understanding of film and the range of responses films can generate.

Preferred entry requirements:

Grade 4 or higher at GCSE English. You do not need to have taken GCSE Media Studies or GCSE Film Studies prior to this course.

Units studied:

  • Unit 1: Global Film
  • Unit 2: Hollywood: 1930 to 1990
  • Unit 3: British Film Since 1955
  • Unit 4: American Film Since 2005
  • Unit 5:
  • Unit 6:
  • Unit 7: Documentary Film Movement: Experimental Film Film Movement: Silent Film

Exam board: EDUQAS

Course assessment details:

This course is assessed through examinations and a coursework assignment.

Progression and career opportunities:

You can find work as a member of a production team, perhaps as a camera operator or sound engineer. You may follow a career in journalism, public relations or marketing for a production company. Don’t feel that you’ll be limited to working in the film industry. A film studies qualification will equip you with many transferable skills that employers find attractive. You’ll learn critical thinking, oral and written communication skills, and gain an understanding of modern media to allow you to flourish within any media environment. With Media City so close to us, there are many opportunities to explore a career in this field closer to home.