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Film Studies at The Sixth Form College Colchester

Course description

This course offers the opportunity to study a range of film genres and styles from classic and contemporary Hollywood and British cinema. Central to this study is the detailed analysis of the language of film – identifying the way in which film makers construct meaning for the audience through the use of a range of techniques including editing, setting, lighting, shots and sound. In addition to looking at film as an art form, the course also includes the study of the wider contexts of the film industry looking at issues of funding and marketing.

During the year several films are screened in class and studied in detail, supported by extracts from a range of films covering the different periods of film history.

The course is assessed through coursework and examination. The coursework consists of an essay based piece and some creative work. The exam is essay based.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade C (or 4) in GCSE English Language is required, aswell as a grade B (or 5) or above in at least one predominantly written based subject (from English, English Language, English Literature, History, Religious Studies or Sociology).

Further information

We do, in a small number of exceptional cases, consider late applicants , especially if there are extenuating circumstances.
Please contact our Admissions Team directly if you wish to explore this possibility further.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sixth Form College Colchester directly.

Last updated date: 16 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS and A2 are each one acdemic year