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Film Studies - A Level



 
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Useful Information
Film is a major contemporary art form; A Level Film Studies builds on the knowledge that Film students have developed informally since childhood. The course includes the study of British and American cinema, and world cinema at A Level. Students will have the opportunity to undertake practical work in the second year of study, working in groups to produce their own short film or film sequences.

Course Overview

This course covers:

Varieties of film and filmmaking 
Global filmmaking perspectives 
Hollywood 1930 – 1990 (comparative study) 
American film since 2005 (two-film study) 
British film since 1995 (two-film study) 
Global film (two-film study) 
Documentary film 
Film movements – Silent Cinema 
Film movements – Experimental Film (1960 – 2000)

Students will enjoy this course if they would like to:

Analyse and discuss films in detail from Britain, America and the rest of the world 
Make their own short films 
Learn more about the history of film 
Find out about different styles of film making such as experimental films and documentaries

This course is assessed through both examinations and coursework. The coursework section involves screenplay, storyboard production and evaluation.

The exam board for this A Level is WJEC.



Course Highlights

Course Specific Trips & Visits

The College runs a number of educational experiences each year to enable students to contextualise their learning. These experiences include trips and presentations by visiting speakers.

Recently, Film Studies students visited London cinemas as part of the BFI London Film Festival, to take part in screenings, some with Q&A sessions with the Film Makers. They have also visited The Harry Potter Studios at Levesdon to participate in a story-boarding masterclass and study the set and costume designs.



Career Opportunities & Further Study

Although not a vocational qualification, A Level Film Studies provides a useful foundation for students wishing to study Film at a higher level or pursue a career in the Film Industry. Alternatively students may wish to combine Film Studies with other academic subjects such as English and History.

Some students have secured places with the BFI Film Academy delivered by Eastside.



Assessment

This course is assessed through both examinations and coursework. The coursework section involves screenplay, storyboard production and evaluation.

The exam board for this A Level is WJEC.



Entry Requirements

Students wishing to include A Levels in their programme need to have (or expect to achieve) at least five GCSE passes, with at least two at Grade 5 or above (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on an A Level/BTEC Level 3 Programme.

In addition, students should meet the following minimum GCSE requirement:

  • Grade 5 in English Language


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