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Film Studies at Longbenton Community College

Course description

Love film? Film Studies is designed to deepen students understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, the major art form of the twentieth century and one developing new modes of expression and exhibition in the first decades of the twenty first century. Film Studies builds on your experience of film since childhood and will explore a wide range of films as well as developing your creative and practical skills.


AS is made up of two sections: Coursework, which invites students to research a film extract and create their own film sequence and examined sections which include the study of the horror genre in British film, producers and audiences and a comparative study of American gangster films.


A2 film studies aims to further your knowledge of film and study films from a range of countries and contexts. Examined sections explore; world cinema and international film styles, different ways audiences experience film and a single film study. Coursework consists of a small scale research project where students will research, produce a present their ideas and produce a creative project which could be a film extract, screenplay or outline for a documentary.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades A* to C including a grade C or above in English.


AS – Coursework and 2 1/2 hour exam on three sections

A2 – Coursework and 2 ¾ exam on three sections

Further information

Students will have the opportunity during the course to visit the Tyneside cinema pop up film school to assist in the creation of their projects and specialist workshops will be available which focus on areas of the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Longbenton Community College directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years