Film Studies

A Level

Film Studies is designed to deepen students’ understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, the major art form of the twentieth century, and one developing new modes of expression and exhibition in the twenty-first century.

Students will engage with a wide range of different kinds of films, developing transferable skills of observation, critical analysis and personal reflection, as well as developing their creativity and practical skills, either in audio-visual or written form. A variety of forms of assessment are used, with the intention of producing imaginative, active learners.

You will study Hollywood films, British cinema, World Cinema and how the industry functions. You also get the chance to look at films from other countries and come up with your own creative ideas for storyboards, screenplays, or actually produce films.

Career Path

  • Film/television/radio production
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Public relations
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Market Researcher
  • Video game production and design
  • Copywriting

More than just a course

The course offers an attractive combination of developing analytical and communication skills, whilst improving academic research techniques and practical skills.  Film Studies is a subject that by its nature requires candidates to consider moral, ethical, social, cultural and contemporary issues.

Unique Features

  • Offers options in screenwriting and moving image production.
  • Variety of software available for use: Premiere Pro, iMovie, etc.
  • Allows students the freedom to choose coursework focus.
  • Key skills for university developed, such as independent research and academic essay writing.
  • Develops understanding of a wide range of cultural issues.

Entry Requirements

The traditional A Level pathway for those who may be thinking of University, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree Apprenticeship.

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, covering a wide range of subject areas. These must include English Language and Maths.  Two of the subjects should be a grade 6.

“I have loved every aspect that the course has offered and the teaching has been in such informative and exciting detail. Everything has been well-planned, with well-designed booklets which make information easy to learn and revise.

When I leave college and go onto studying Game Design, I will continue to hold close the theories and skills I have learnt.  Fantastic teaching and the perfect experience.”
Sam Bryant