Course Details

Film Studies is a lively and exciting course that is designed to introduce you to a wide variety of films and broaden your knowledge and understanding of the range of meanings and responses films can generate. When you join this course you are given the chance to study mainstream and independent American and British films from the past and the present, as well as more recent global films, both English and non-English language and will help students to answer the question, why are films so important?

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 9/A* - 4/C, including English language and Maths to be accepted onto the Film Studies A-level . You will also be required to complete a GCSE to A Level Transition Project, prior to enrolment, to prepare you for A Level Film Studies.

Career options

Studying this course can lead to Higher Education and careers in Writing, Film Production, Journalism, Publishing, Editing, Teaching, Event Management as a Film Director, Set Decorators, Location Manager, Programme Researcher, Copywriter and many more.

A Level Film Studies

Five highlights

  • 1 Lively and enthusiastic learning environment and lessons.
  • 2 Highly engaged and enthusiastic students.
  • 3 A range and variety of different films and film types can be studied.
  • 4 Develop an appreciation for films in ways you hadn't considered.
  • 5 A wide range of theoretical approaches and debates are studied.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • WJEC A Level in Film Studies

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ART052CD1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

An A Level in Film Studies enables you to develop knowledge and understanding of a diverse range of film, the significance of film and film practice in national, global and historical contexts, film and its key contexts (including social, cultural, political, historical and technological contexts). You will also study how films generate meanings and responses, film as an aesthetic medium, the different ways in which spectators respond to film and film production and screenwriting. The historical range of films studied is extended in the second year with the study of silent film and significant film movements (such as European avant-garde and new wave cinemas in Europe and Asia) and studies in documentary, experimental and short films.

How will I be taught?

Lessons usually consist of a mixture of teacher input , class discussions, group work and often provoke lively debate. A range and variety of learning materials and resources are used during lessons to engage you and encourage debate about the films and topics being studied. In class assessments and activities take a variety of forms, including Q&A, written assessments (such as essay and past exam questions) and individual or group presentations. A Level Film Studies uses a system of Flipped Lea

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through two exams at the end of year 2, both worth 35%, and a production (screenwriting) based component worth 30%. All year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway, which may include external exams, that will allow you to progress to Year 2.

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