Film Studies A Level

“Movies are like a machine that generates empathy.” ? Roger Ebert. Come and explore the power films have over the spectator and the impact cinema has had on the world. Film Studies A-Level is a fantastic course which combines the academic with the creative. Film students get the opportunity to learn about a wide range of films from the mainstream, La La Land, to the more challenging, Trainspotting. Films from all eras are explored including the Golden Age of Hollywood and controversial international films such as Taxi Tehran. A course favourite is Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction which is the subject of an experimental film case study. Alongside the analysis of films, students will have the opportunity to learn about screenwriting and produce their own short film.

Site

Eastbourne

Level

Level 3

Course Type

16 +

Qualification

A Level

Courses

Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 02120y1 11/09/23 20/06/25

What will I study?

Film Studies A-Level is a fantastic course which combines the academic with the creative. Film students get the opportunity to learn about a wide range of films from the mainstream, La La Land to the more challenging, Trainspotting. Films from all eras are explored including the Golden Age of Hollywood and controversial international films such as Taxi Tehran. A course favourite is Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction which is the subject of an experimental film case study. Alongside the analysis of films, students will have the opportunity to learn about screen writing and produce their own short film. The course is very successful with nearly 80% of students securing A & B grades last year.

The course is led by Lisa Wardle who has been teaching Film Studies for more than a decade, is an experienced examiner of the subject and lead author of the A-Level Film Studies text book due to be published in May 2018. The course has close links with Depot in Lewes, a new Arthouse cinema, which holds regular A-Level Study days targeted at A-Level Film Studies students and runs a Young Programmers Club allowing selected Film Studies students the chance to choose films to be screened for the public. Film Studies students also run their own in-college Film Club and have in recent years enjoyed Film related trips to New York and Berlin and visits to the BFI and the Harry Potter Studio Tour.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

A GCSE grade 5 in English Language.,Our general entry requirements to study 3 A-Levels or any mixed level 3 programme are: 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English Language and/or Maths at grade 5. Subject specific entry criteria may also apply. Our general entry requirements to study 4 A-Levels are: 6 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English Language and Maths at grade 6. Subject specific entry criteria may also apply.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed 30% coursework and 70% examinations.

What qualification will I achieve?

On successful completion of year 2 you will achieve a full A level in Film Studies

What can I do after completing this course?

This course can provide a pathway to employment or as a foundation for a more specialised study of film or media at university.

Are there any extra costs?

The Illuminate A-Level Film Studies textbook, will be very useful in supporting learning. Trips and visits may incur addition costs.

Additional Info

The course is taught in a specialised room with large screen projection facilities. The College LRC has a very extensive selection of film books and DVDs.