A Level Film Studies
Film studies takes an analytic approach to the studying of the film medium and focuses on the skills of visual literacy in the context of Film.
The course studies a range of directors, such as Spike Lee, the Coen Brothers, and Tarantino, and has a practical element of coursework. Students can choose from making a film or writing a short script. Students can submit their work to national film competitions, and use for a portfolio. Students also attend study days at the BFI and practise skills, such as making small documentaries/ or music videos.
Exam Board: EDUQAS
Entry Requirements: Eight or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 including a minimum grade 6 in GCSE English Language and a grade 6 GCSE English Literature.
Studying Film enables you to see the world in a different light and develop a wide range of transferable skills for further education, work and life:
- Creative Thinking
- Critical Thinking
- Emotional Intelligence
- Film Analysis
- Textual Analysis
- Communication Research skills
- Literacy Technical competencies (i.e. film editing)
Students of Film Studies are the students of the future, gaining the skills needed to develop successful careers and great academic minds.
- Film Studies, as a highly academic subject, instils the critical capacity and analysis skills to support any application to Russell Group universities, especially in the humanities, Law and English.
- Film also opens the door to careers in one of the largest industries in the country and the world – entertainment; on-set work from carpentry to editing or even directing can begin with the firm base of knowledge from the Film Studies A-Level course.