A Level Film Studies

Why Study?

Film Studies develops an in-depth understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film both for academic and personal fulfilment. You will develop an interest and awareness of how film communicates emotional and intellectual responses from its audience. You will develop a passion for film which will last a lifetime. The exploration of different film forms and styles will add another dimension to your own knowledge and experience. You might be the next great thing…

Course Content

AS Level: Exploring Film Form (40% of AS, 20% of A2) – analysis of how the micro elements create meaning and response in a chosen extract (1500 words) AND a creative project; storyboard or short film clip with reflective analysis. British and American Film (60% of AS, 30% of A2) – investigative study into producers and audiences, British Film and the US film industry.

A Level: Film Research and Creative Project (25%) – small scale research project on a focus of your own choice and a creative project with reflective analysis. Film experiences, issues and debates (25%) – written exam covering world cinema, spectatorship and a single film critical study.

Progression Routes

A Level Film Studies can lead to a wide range of careers including pre-production roles (sponsorship, finance, business, screen-writing), production roles (filming, coordination and logistics, producer), post-production (marketing, promotions, editing). The list goes on and on. It is also a valued degree subject which is offered by many top universities, including Oxbridge.

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