Film Studies A Level

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Film Studies A Level2019-05-28T08:11:53+00:00

Why choose Film Studies?

This course is for anyone who loves the experience of cinema and endlessly discussing the films they’ve seen. Film Studies provides an opportunity to learn about production, distribution and exhibition in a wide range of contexts. Topics include: British and American Film, World Cinema, Documentary, Silent Film and Experimental Cinema. 30% of the course is creative, there is an opportunity to write a screenplay or make a short film during the second year. Students need to have an open mind and be prepared to discuss films from different eras and countries. The course includes the study of ‘18’ certificate films. This is permitted for under-18 year olds under BBFC guidelines.

Resources and Facilities

  • There is a data projector and cinema surround sound in the teaching room.
  • There is a wide range of DVDs and background books in the
  • Learning Resources Centre
  • There are a number of digital video HD cameras within the Department and the latest Adobe editing software

Teaching and Learning Styles

The data projector and cinema surround sound in the teaching room provides an exciting and engaging learning experience. Much of the learning takes place through group discussion and creative activities that should stretch your imagination. You will need to read background and critical books available in the Learning Resources Centre.

Extra-curricular Activities

There are trips to a variety of different cinemas

Assessment

The A Level will be assessed by external exams and coursework

Dylan ByrneChristopher Whitehead Language CollegeFilm StudiesI chose to study Film Studies as I aspire to work in the film industry. It’s encouraged my critical thinking and writing abilities in much the same way as my English Literature and Language and Media Studies courses I am also studying. Film Studies is an interesting course where a good variety of films can be discussed, some which you would have seen before and others that you definitely would not!Next year, I plan to work as a freelance sound recordist and writer in independent film before going to university the year after.

Dylan Byrne

Film Studies - Christopher Whitehead Language College
I chose to study Film Studies as I aspire to work in the film industry. It’s encouraged my critical thinking and writing abilities in much the same way as my English Literature and Language and Media Studies courses I am also studying. Film Studies is an interesting course where a good variety of films can be discussed, some which you would have seen before and others that you definitely would not!Next year, I plan to work as a freelance sound recordist and writer in independent film before going to university the year after.

Progression Opportunities

You may go on to study a media/film related course or progress to a wide range of humanities and social science subjects. Film Studies combines well with a wide range of other courses. Past students have gone on to work in film, television, theatre, video games and academia.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification NameMaths GCSE Req.English GCSE Req.Other Req.Desirable QualificationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
Film Studies4A real interest in film (not just Hollywood).A number of visits to cinemas – approx £20 per year.

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