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Film Studies A-Level

What is Film Studies A-Level?

Film studies explores how the language of film has an impact on our responses, and how understanding the context of a film enhances our understanding of it. You will learn in a classroom with a 3D TV, have access to digital film making and editing equipment, plus you will have the opportunity to visit Hollywood in Los Angeles as part of your studies.

What Will You Study?

  • Classical and New Hollywood Cinema
  • Contemporary American Mainstream and Independent Film
  • Contemporary British Film
  • Global Cinema
  • Documentary
  • Silent Film
  • Experimental Film

What Next?

Many of our Film students’ progress onto university courses in related areas such as Film and Media Production, Journalism and Film Studies. Film Studies is well regarded by most universities and it has also contributed to students’ acceptance onto a range of courses. The emphasis on research, in-depth analysis and self-supported study also means that you will gain a valuable set of skills that make you attractive to employers as well as universities.

Exam Board

OCR

Entry Requirements

At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 5 in GCSE English Language.

Course Type

A-Level

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Media Studies, English Language, English Literature, Drama & Theatre Studies, Performing Arts and Sociology.

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