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Film Studies AS/A2 Level at Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Course description

This course aims to extend students’ understanding of all aspects of Film. Whether you are interested in Hollywood blockbusters or World Cinema, this course will offer new cinematic experiences.

Course content

At AS level, you will be introduced to the key ideas and terminology of Film Studies, through your coursework, which will comprise a written analysis of a sequence from a film of your choice, along with a creative project, which involves making an extract of a film in a small group. The exam in the summer involves three elements: a study of the film industry and its audience, particularly through the analysis of source material such as posters and websites, a study involving examining national and regional identity by analysing contemporary British films and a comparison of two American films from different historical periods.

At ‘A2’ the coursework involves a mixture of individual work: a research project built around a film of your choice and group work: making a 5 minute film. For the A2 exam, you study Spectatorship and emotional response in film viewing, an aspect of World Cinema such as Urban stories, and finally a detailed case study of a single film.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 A*-C GCSEs with B preferred in subject of choice. Please get in touch for clarification.


Students will sit one exam at the end of each year and complete two pieces of coursework from a range of briefs.

Future opportunities

The majority of students who intend on studying film into higher education tend to study the following courses:

•Media and Popular Culture


•Multi media Journalism

•Digital Film Production

 •Media Production

•Film Production

The following institutions have been popular choices for students studying film further:

•Liverpool John Moores

 •Staffordshire University

•Leeds Trinity University


 Students have found employment in media production in a range of roles such as film making, advertising and marketing

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 August 2016
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