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AS / A Level - Film Studies at Blackpool Sixth Form College

Course description

A Level Film Studies is an exciting subject, developing your understanding of British, Hollywood and World Cinema.  Whilst learning about the film industry, you will consider audience responses, developing critical and analytical skills.  Students also have the opportunity to expand their practical skills through a range of creative projects across the two years.

Course content


AS Film Studies Year includes:

  • Film producers and audiences
  • British and American case  studies
  • Creative and analytical  coursework

A2 Film Studies Year includes:

  • World Cinema
  • Spectatorship topics
  • Close study film
  • Creative coursework project
  • Small scale research project

Entry requirements


You need to have a grade C or above in GCSE English. You will be required to view 18 certificate materials on this course.


60% exam and 40% coursework

Exam board: WJEC

Future opportunities

Many students go on to university to study film or media at a higher level. The study of film will also enhance your analytical and essay writing skills whatever course you decide to study at university. Film Studies is also a popular combination with other subjects at degree level. Students who have studied Film have progressed to employment in the creative and media industries.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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