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A Level: Film Studies

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 60311472
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


If you enjoy watching films and then exploring the deeper meaning and understanding, then this course will allow you to develop this.

As well as testing literacy skills there is a practical element to the course. You need to be the type of student who is creative and has an awareness of the film industry. Watching films for pleasure is a starting point, however the very best film students will have a wider thirst for knowledge. Throughout the course you will need to conduct independent research, so you must enjoy wider reading regarding cinema and the context in which films are produced.



The Component 1 exam analyses the mainstream and independent British and American film industry with 6 films acting as case studies. The Component 2 exam use 5 exam case study films and includes a study of world cinema, documentary, silent, and experimental film. The coursework for Component 3 will involve the opportunity to plan and create a either a short film or screenplay for an original film idea.

How will it be delivered?

Component 1: British and American Film (35% of qualification)

Component 2: Varieties of Film (35%)

Component 3: Non-Exam Assessment: Production and Evaluation (30%)

Entry requirements

6 grade 5s (or equivalent), including at least a grade 5 in English Language or Literature.

At least a 5 in the relevant subject if taken.


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