Film Studies – A Level

Film Studies is an enjoyable and highly informative A level that offers an in-depth analysis of cinema. The course develops your awareness of film aesthetics, narrative and genre. You will explore the significance of spectatorship and critical approaches to cinema in order to understand the medium in greater detail.

The course covers a diverse range of film forms and styles from across the globe and through history such as Silent Cinema, Hollywood film, British Cinema, European film movements, Global cinema, Documentary, Independent and Experimental cinema.

Inspiring films such as Pulp Fiction, Bonnie & Clyde, Shaun of the Dead, No Country for Old Men and City of God will be studied.

As well as taking two written exams you will also develop creative and practical skills through the production of coursework allowing you to produce a short film or a screenplay, thus providing you with a professional portfolio of work.

Students find Film Studies a stimulating course which complements a wide range of other subjects. Progression onto film, media, photography and art courses is common, as well as to cultural studies and social science courses at higher education level. The analytical, research, IT and creative skills developed on this course will help to prepare you for university study or employment.