A Level in
Film Studies

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This course will enable you to enjoy and appreciate film and its cultural value and to understand that the role film plays in our daily lives and the lives of others.

You will develop a critical understanding of film through film texts, concepts, and historical perspectives by creatively applying practical skills and you will be able to explore production processes, technologies, and contexts.

Course Content

You will study contemporary English language film and also investigate the role of the cinema in film. This unit is assessed by a written examination which carries 60% of the marks for the first year.

You will also produce a foundation portfolio in film, carrying 40% of the marks for the first year.

In Year 2, you will investigate global cinema and undertake a creative investigation in film and a written examination, each worth 50% of the marks for the second year.

Features/Benefits

On this course, you will get the opportunity to experience the world of film production through project and portfolio work. Visits to film studios will also provide the opportunity to observe working processes in the film industry.

Entry Requirements

  • At least a grade 5 in GCSE English Language or English Literature.
  • All Loughborough Sixth Form College courses have minimum entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language and Maths.

Assessment Methods

Two x 2.5 hour exams (70% of final grade) Screenplay & Evaluation NEA (30% of final grade)

Progression Opportunities

Film Studies is a suitable platform for progression to a range of higher education degree and vocational level courses. For those who do not wish to progress further within the field of Film Studies, this course also provides a coherent, engaging and culturally valuable course of study.

The skills developed on the course will also help further study in English literature and other analytical centred subjects. It also develops skills that can enable direct progression into employment.

6th Form FAQs

DO YOU OFFER THE EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION (EPQ)?

  • Yes, but only to Year 2 students who have demonstrated in Year 1 that they have the academic ability to cope with this extra research project.

HOW MANY A LEVEL SUBJECTS DO I NEED TO TAKE?

  • You will need to choose three subjects minimum with a maximum of 4. See page 5 for more details on subject choices.

I’M INTERESTED IN A LEVELS BUT I’M NOT SURE WHICH ONES

  • That’s okay! We know that deciding on A Levels can be a long process and that you can change your mind—a lot.

    When you initially apply, we’ll ask you for your options, but you’re not tied down to these subjects. We’ll confirm your final choices at a later date.


DO I HAVE TO STUDY THE SUBJECT I WANT TO STUDY AT UNIVERSITY AS AN A LEVEL?

  • Not always; it depends on your chosen university course. Subjects like Medicine and Architecture have very specific entry requirements, whereas you can study Psychology or Law at university without having studied them at A Level. Check university entry requirements to see if they are asking for specific subjects.

ARE A LEVELS THE ONLY ROUTE INTO UNIVERSITY?

  • No. We also offer Level 3 BTEC Extended Diplomas, which are the equivalent to three A Levels and many universities accept them as an alternative.

CAN I STUDY 3 A LEVELS AND BE A PART OF THE ACADEMY OF SPORT PROGRAMME?

CAN I STUDY A DIPLOMA IN SPORT AND ONE A LEVEL?

  • Yes, but it is only recommended for high-performing students due to the demands that both courses will place on timetable and ability. We will need to ensure that your combination is suitable for future progression and doesn’t clash on the timetable.

Disclaimer

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts

Dates:

  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full or Part Time

Level:

3

Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 18/19ASWFS

Awarding Body:

WJEC

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