A Level Film Studies

Exam Board

This course is perfect for anyone with a love of all things to do with film.  Students will be introduced to a wide range of films from the early silent films of the 1920s to Hollywood classics such as ET, Vertigo and The Hunger Games. Students will also critically engage with foreign language films, experimental films, and short and documentary film forms.  No film studies course would be complete without giving students the chance to make their own film, and as part of the course they will get the chance to script, film and edit their own short film.

Why Choose This?
This is a fun course that combines academic study with practical tasks. Studying this course will open students’ eyes to the power of film to entertain, inform and emotionally engage audiences.  Students will encounter a wide range of critically acclaimed films and learn about different cultures, societies and time periods through the study of both British and global films. Students will also develop their own film-making skills. Film studies is an excellent accompaniment to other creative and discursive subjects such as media studies, English, photography, history, sociology, computing.

Areas of Study & Assessment

Component 1: Film History

Component 2: Critical Approaches to Film

Component 3: Making a Short Film

What Our Students Say
As well as being able to write detailed analyses on the films I know and love, I have been able to enhance my English skills and to delve into a world that opens my eyes to all the aspects of film I once missed; instead of just enjoying the story; I get to sees sides of the film industry I’ve never even noticed before.