Course Details

Film Studies is a lively and exciting course that is designed to introduce students to some of the key concepts that underpin the study of films. Students study a wide variety of films on the course, broadening their knowledge and appreciation of films and different styles and genres of film, including mainstream and independent American and British films from the past and the present, as well as more recent examples of world cinema. This course will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the range of meanings and responses films can generate and will allow you to answer the question, why are films so important to audiences?

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

Students who study this course often progress onto Higher Education and studying film can lead to careers in Journalism, Marketing, Public relations and Television/Film development and production. Jobs in film are very varied and include working as a Director, Set designer, Cinematographer, Editor, Sound editor and more.

A Level Film Studies

Five highlights

  • 1 Lively and enthusiastic learning environment and lessons.
  • 2 Highly engaged and enthusiastic students.
  • 3 A broad range of films and film types are studied.
  • 4 Develop your appreciation for films in ways you hadn't considered.
  • 5 Learn about a wide range of theoretical approaches and debates.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • WJEC Eduqas A Level in Film Studies


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Course code Location Course length Start date
ART057CD1A Chichester Campus 2 Years 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

An A Level in Film Studies will develop your knowledge and understanding of a diverse range of films. Students study the significance of film and film practice in national and global contexts as well as studying the contexts that inform our understanding of films and explain their importance (including social, cultural, political and historical contexts). You will also study the wide variety of ways in which films generate meanings, how film can be appreciated as an aesthetic medium and the different ways in which spectators respond to film intellectually and emotionally. In addition, students learn about film production and will be taught how to write a screenplay for a short film. The historical range of films studied is extended in the second year with the study of silent film and experimental films and documentary cinema.

How will I be taught?

Lessons usually consist of a mixture of teacher input, analysis of films, class discussions, group work and 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 essays and past exam questions) and individual or group presentations. A Level Film Studies uses a system of Flippe

How will I be assessed?

This is a two-year linear A Level where you are examined on the whole syllabus at the end of the second year. You will be assessed through two exams at the end of Year 2, both worth 35%, and a production based component worth 30% that centres on screenwriting. To prepare you for external exams, you will carry out a programme of weekly tests, exam style assessments and Formal Progress Points that will monitor your attendance, how hard you are working and your academic progress. All Year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway that will allow you to progress to Year 2.

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