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


Film Studies utilises many of the critical skills developed through the study of English Literature and allows students to express these through a visual medium.   


Students are introduced to a wide variety of films originating from diverse cultures and communities, with the aim of both enhancing their critical appreciation of such art forms as well as honing their ability to critically analyse texts.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment: 70% written exam, 30% coursework.

The two-year course is divided into three components:

Component 1 

• Hollywood 1930 – 1990

• American Film since 2005

• British Film since 1995

 Component 2

• Global Film

• Documentary Film

• Silent Cinema

• Experimental Film

Component 3

The practical coursework elements give students the opportunity to make their own films, develop their own screenplays and storyboards whilst also requiring them to undertake research on a topic/aspect of film of their own choosing. Film studied include:

  • Casablanca, Bonnie and Clyde, La La Land, Trainspotting, Pan’s Labyrinth, Amy, the films of Buster Keaton and Pulp Fiction. 

Entry requirements

General entry requirements: Grade 4 in English Language and Maths together with 3 other GCSE grades at grade 4 or above is the minimum requirement to enter Hillview Sixth Form.

Subject Specific Criteria:

Grade 5 or above in English Language and Grade 5 in English Literature.  An APS of 4.50.

Your next steps...

Film Studies students can progress into a wide range of careers such as journalism, marketing, graphic design, film production, public relations and publishing.