Film Studies

Qualification: 
A Level
Level: 
3

Exam Board: Eduqas

Duration: 
2 years

Course Content:

At Alton College on the Film Studies A-Level you will study:

  • Hollywood cinema 1930-1990 – including classic movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood 
  • American film since 2005
  • British film since 1995
  • European and global cinema
  • Feature-length documentary films
  • Experimental and silent cinema
  • Coursework: make a short film, or write your own screenplay and storyboard
  • Theories such as ‘auteurship’, genre and spectatorship
  • Concepts such as representation, narrative and audience
  • The social, cultural and political context of our case-study films

Assessment:

30% course work, 70% exams.
2 exam papers; Varieties of film and filmmaking (2hrs 30mins) and Global Filmmaking Perspectives (2hrs 30mins)

Studying at Alton College:

You will learn about a wide variety of film styles and movements,  exploring how camera-work, sound and editing impact on audiences. Lessons will help you to develop your academic, creative and technical skills and will involve discussion, research and essay writing.

Entry requirements:

At least Grade 5 for GCSE English and an interest in films.

Course costs:

£5 for course materials; Approx £20 for text-book

Film Studies works well with:

English Literature
English Language
Sociology
Psychology
Philosophy
Drama
Art
Photography
Languages
History