Film Studies


This course is designed to deepen your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film; the major art form of the 20th century and one developing new modes of expression and exhibition in the first decades of the 21st century. This subject builds on the cineliteracy learners have developed informally since childhood. As part of the film studies course, students will be given the chance to visit WALT DISNEY WORLD in Florida for a week to work alongside the professionals in both Film and Media. This is a summer holiday trip and is paid for by the students themselves, but represents a fantastic opportunity to enhance their knowledge and gain hands on experience in the industry.


You will study film deriving from a variety of production contexts and will be experienced in a variety of viewing situations. You will also engage with a wide range of different kinds of films, developing your observation skills, critical analysis and personal reflection, as well as developing your own creativity and practical skills either in audio-visual or written form. AS units include: Exploring the film form (internal assessment), British and American film (external exam). A2 units: Film research and creative products (internal assessment), varieties of film experience; issues and debates (external exam).


You can progress to study aspects of Film Studies at university or to work in a related field of employment using the knowledge you have gained from this A level.


B grade in English at GCSE