Film Studies is designed to deepen your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film - the major art form of the twentieth century.
You will engage with a wide range of different kinds of films, developing skills of observation, critical analysis and personal reflection. You will have the ability to develop your creativity and practical skills, by storyboarding and developing films either in audio-visual or written form.
In your first year you will attend production and theory classes, as follows:
Production: Exploring Film Form
5 GCSEs at A* - C. Must include English Language and Mathematics. Attendance at an A Level information event.
Coursework and exams each year.
Film Studies can be studied at university degree level and may lead to careers in the media, including television and radio, journalism, teaching, publishing, advertising, law, business, computing and design. It is a respected subject in its own right, but it is an excellent complement to AS Level English, Psychology, Sociology, Politics, Law, History and Art and Design.
Will this subject suit me?
You will enjoy this course if you are a creative and curious student interested in developing your knowledge of cinema, learning about how the industry works and how films are made. In the first year you will have the opportunity to produce a digital storyboard and a production, and in year 2 you will create a script or produce a film (as a group) aimed at a specific audience.
Personal study time:
A Level students are expected to devote as much time outside the classroom to their studies as in lessons. Homework will be set regularly but students are expected to undertake self- directed research as well. Students will receive effective feedback, guidance and help from their tutors.