Accessibility links

Film Studies AS Level at Collingwood College

Course description

Film Studies is a popular and student centred subject which involves studying all aspects of film, including the contexts in which films are made, distributed and viewed by audiences around the world. Although there is some practical production work, the emphasis of the subject is on studying film. A significant part of both the AS and A level courses involves the close study of the Hollywood mainstream and British film making as well as independent and alternative films. This should mean that you will be introduced to everything from the latest Hollywood blockbusters to British, European and World cinema.

Course content

The AS specification has 2 units:

Unit 1: Exploring Film Form
Unit 2: British and American Film
The A level specification has 2 units:
Unit 3: Film Research and Creative Projects
Unit 4: Varieties of Film Experiences: Issues and Debates

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C (or equivalent).


Unit 1: Internal assessment
Weighting: 40% of AS mark/20% of total A level mark

Unit 2: Written examination, 2 hours 30 minutes
Weighting: 60% of AS mark/30% of total A level mark

Future opportunities

Further and higher education - Film is a popular and well regarded choice for students at degree level. Employment is available in media related industries.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
Provider logo

Key information