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Film Studies

Film Studies

A-Level WJEC 2181/3181

Course Outline

The Film Studies course is designed to deepen your understanding and enjoyment of film. You will study a wide range of films from different decades and countries, all of which will challenge you! At AS the focus is on British and American films and the business of making and promoting films. There is opportunity to script and create your own short film. At A2 the study of film goes global, looking at films from all around the world, as well as the study of controversial film issues and debates. You will explore issues concerning violence in film, the representation of women, and a study on shocking cinema. Finally, there is an independent research task for coursework, in which you design your topic to study, which can be presented as a film.


Course Modules


FM1 : Exploring Film Form (coursework)
FM2 : British and American Film (exam)


FM3 : Film Research and Creative Projects (coursework
FM4 : Varieties of Film Experience- Issues and Debates(exam)

Future Study and Career Opportunities

The study of film is part of many different university and college courses, from modules in English degree courses, to specialist Film and Media courses run at colleges and universities such as Falmouth, Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Oxford Brookes and many of the London Universities. Students may also consider going on to study at Ravensbourne College
in London, which is the feeder college for the BBC. Film Studies offers a pathway to a career in the film and media industries, advertising, teaching and any communications business.

Special Entry Requirements

To reflect the academic nature of the course we would request a C grade in English, Maths and Science.