Film Studies

In an increasingly media-saturated world, the study of film, in all its forms holds an integral place in our critical understanding of the modern world. As citizens, we should analyse and evaluate the impact of our greatest sources of entertainment and information as they affect our lives. Analysis of media arts is essential to a healthy democracy given that we glean so much information from visual media. This course will give you in-demand critical skills of analysis and evaluation.

Where can this course lead?

Students with an A Level in Film Studies typically go on to work in media. Careers in areas such as film  production, set design, directing, editing and sound are common. Film Studies also allow for careers in journalism, advertising and writing.

What do students think?

  • “I chose to take film studies for an A Level because growing up I was always interested in photography and film making. Doing this course provides me with insight into how films are created and the technical knowledge to begin making my own.”

Who could be teaching me?

Miss Jessop who is experienced teaching film studies at A Level and Mr Thomas who is a film enthusiast.

Former Students

  • Sammy is now studying TV and film production at Staffordshire University.
  • Lydia is currently studying for a degree in film production at the The Met Film School. To supplement her studies she works with the West London Film School with Netflix and Bollywood productions.
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Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in English Literature and Language

Examination

Exam Board - Eduqas

Assessment

70% exam

30% coursework

When?

100% Year 13

Average class size

10 - 15