Are you passionate about film, and want to know how and why films are made? Then this is the course for you.  A Level Film Studies will see you analysing and exploring films from across a wide range of genres, and looking at how a variety of film making techniques influence these films. You’ll develop your own creative skills as you explore a variety of film making technology and software.

General entry criteria applies.

This is a dynamic and engaging subject and topics include:

• Cinematography

• Aesthetics

• Editing

• Screenwriting

• Storyboarding

• Mise-en-scene

• Narrative

This course will see you exploring a variety of themes and genres from a diverse selection of texts and films including contemporary movies such as Dark Knight Rises and Skyfall, to classics including Singing in the Rain and Raging Bull. The course involves a high degree of analysis and essay writing.

This course is assessed via examinations (70%) and a coursework portfolio (30%).

An A Level in Film Studies can support progression to some unique and exciting destinations and this qualification is valued highly for how it develops skills including critical thinking, cultural awareness and communication.

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