A Level Film Studies

Lights, camera, action! A Level Film Studies is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge of how a film works as a text through analysis and evaluation. We study mainstream, Hollywood films, as well as a broad range of British, foreign and experimental films. Our approach is similar to English Literature – we focus on developing a critical understanding of film from a number of different perspectives: genre, narrative, film language and institution.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Exam Board
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    A Level Film Studies at Runshaw offers an excellent opportunity to develop critical and analytical skills for dedicated film viewers who want to understand how film functions as an art form. The art of cinema is placed into its industrial context through a study of contemporary and historical modes of production, distribution and exhibition.

    The course aims to develop each student’s knowledge and understanding of how a film works as a text through analysis and evaluation. Students will investigate how meanings and values can be read into a film and how film has developed as an art form historically. Students will eventually develop a broad knowledge of film theory and spectatorship by viewing case studies of individual films.

    Course Highlights:

    Film Academy, Workshops in Editing, Scriptwriting and Filming.

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  • Entry Requirements

    For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.

    *Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English

    *Please note that A Level Maths requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths

    *Please note that A Level Biology requires a Level 5 in GCSE Maths and a Level 6 in GCSE Science.

    *Please note that A Level Chemistry, Physics and Geology require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science.

  • How will I be assessed?

    The course is assessed by both coursework and a written examination.

  • Progression Pathway

    Film Studies can enhance media and art based subjects in higher education. It helps to develop the skills of observation, critical analysis and reflection. Students can progress into careers and higher education in broadcasting, journalism, media production and marketing. Film Studies is compatible with a range of humanities degree pathways.

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