Accessibility links

Film Studies AS/A2 Level at Havelock Academy

Course description



Film Studies is designed to deepen students’ understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, the major art form of the twentieth century, and a cultural form still of great significance at the beginning of the new millennium.

The specification works out of the cine-literacy learners have developed informally since childhood. Students will study cinema as a medium, as an art form and as a social and economic institution.


Course content


Film Studies aims to develop students’ interest in and appreciation and knowledge of film, specifically through studying:

  •  the way film as an audio-visual form of creative expression constructs meaning, provokes varieties of spectator response and raises issues of personal, social, cultural, political and ethical significance;
  • the film’s producers and audiences – the relationship between the production and consumption of films, with particular reference to Hollywood and British film; World film and Documentary are studied at A2;
  • the analysis of film, together with subject specialist language, and to introduce students to creative and production skills.


Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including B-grades in both English Language and Literature.




Final examinations. Ongoing internal assessments take place regularly through the course.


Future opportunities



As a course of study, Film Studies will provide a strong base for progression to undergraduate study in Film Theory, Film Criticism and Film History.

With its emphasis on visual storytelling and response it extends areas of experience covered by literature and art history specifications.

With its emphasis on textual study and analysis, as well as on institutional and cultural contexts, it complements vocational courses.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havelock Academy directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years