GCE A LEVEL
Introduction to course
Many consider film to be the main cultural innovation of the 20th century and a major art form of the last hundred years. Those who study it characteristically bring with them a high degree of enthusiasm and excitement for what is a powerful and culturally significant medium, inspiring a range of responses from the emotional to the reflective. Film Studies consequently makes an important contribution to the curriculum, offering the opportunity to investigate how film works both as a powerful medium of representation and as an aesthetic medium.
- Grade 5 in English Language
- Grade 5 in English Literature
- Component 1: Varieties of film and filmmaking
- Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives
- Component 3: Production
- Component 1: Written examination: 2½ hours. 35% of qualification
- Component 2: Written examination: 2½ hours. 35% of qualification.
- Component 3: Production. Non-exam assessment. 30% of qualification
An A Level in Film Studies provides a real foundation for:
- The study of Film Studies or related areas in a range of higher education degree courses
- Progression to the next level of applied qualifications (e.g. HND)
- Direct entry into employment.