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Film Studies : A Level at Regent College

Course description

Film is one of the main cultural innovations of the twentieth century and a major art form. Our Film Studies students often bring with them a high degree of enthusiasm and excitement for what is a powerful and culturally significant medium, inspiring a range of responses from the emotional to the reflective.

The WJEC Eduqas specification will introduce you to a wide variety of films in order to broaden your knowledge and understanding of film and the range of responses films can generate. You will have the opportunity to study mainstream American films - from the past and present - as well as a range of recent and contemporary British films, American independent films and global films. You will also study silent film and significant film movements to gain a sense of development of film from its early years to its still emerging digital future.


Course content

Unit 1: Varieties of film and film-making

Hollywood 1930 - 1990
American film since 2005
British film since 1995

Assessment is by written examination (2.5 hours)

Unit 2: Global film-making perspectives
Global film
Documentary film
Film movements - Silent cinema and Experimental film (1960 -2000)

Assessment is by written examination (2.5 hours)

Unit 3: Production (Non-exam assessment)
You will produce either a short film or a screenplay for a short film, followed by a written evaluative analysis.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade A*- C or 4 - 9, including English Language


Offering clear progression from a range of GCSEs, this course will enable you to build on the skills and knowledge you have already gained.

The variety of assessment styles used will help you to develop a wide range of skills - including the ability to think critically, write analytically, and to put theory into practice in the NEA production task. These skills are invaluable for both further study and future employment.

The course is delivered through a variety of methods including group work, individual study, whole class discussion, and independent filming and editing.




Financial information

Free to all home students.

Future opportunities

Film Studies is highly valued by universities and employers.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact Regent College, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or your school/college Careers Staff.

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: 11 September 2018

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