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Film Studies at South Holderness Technology College

Course description

Many modern films open with a scene without dialogue and yet, without being explained who is doing what and why, we understand a lot of what is going on. Having watched many different films we have unconsciously developed an understanding of film language.

A level Film Studies is really about studying and understanding that process. It works at all levels: in a scene, the director’s choice of lighting and camera angles, for example, determines our perception of characters. In the film as a whole, we make guesses about characters’ motivations and actions based on our knowledge of other films in the same genre. At the level of the film industry as a whole, we have different expectations about a mainstream Hollywood film or an independent British production.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A-C grade including Maths and English

A grade B in GCSE subjects is required for most A Level programmes. Please speak to the sixth form subject teacher for specific details on course entry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Holderness Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

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