Film is a popular, cultural medium and has been influential for over 100 years. A film studies course allows students to investigate the reasons behind film’s popularity and influence on modern society.
A major focus of the course is on the craftsmanship of film, and cinematography, lighting and narrative structure will feature. There is a high emphasis on responding to these through written essays and students must be prepared to continue to develop their English and communication skills alongside the study of the texts.
80% of the A level course will be assessed through examnation.
The practical element will make up 20% of the course.
Overall requirement for Post 16:
5 A* - C at GCSE (English and mathematics grade 4). Max 2 BTECs at merit can count.
Subject specific requirements:
Grade 4 in English language and English literature.
Careers in media industries, television, radio, advertising, web design, print making.