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Film Studies AS/A-Level at Hellesdon High Sixth Form Centre

Course description

What is Film Studies?

Film Studies is taught alongside Media Studies as a joint AS. You will learn to analyse film and explain how microfeaturessuch as sound, lighting and performance create meaning for audiences. You will also learn how genre andnarrative are employed, and consider the impact of context on a film’s content. Film Studies is currently not offered at A2.

Why study Film Studies?

Film Studies engages with popular culture and questions the role of film in shaping our understanding of the worldaround us.

What makes a successful Film Studies student?

A good Film Studies student should be creative, analytical, open-minded and independent. They should also be able tomeet deadlines and produce written work of a high standard.

Entry requirements

To study at Hellesdon High School Sixth Form you will need: SIX GCSEs A* - C Grades will enable you to study FOUR A/S Level courses.

We would advise that a Grade B at GCSE would be a good indicator of potential for A Level but we will discuss this with you. Equally we can discuss options for individuals who may fall short of the six higher grade entry requirements.

When applying for courses you should look to study subjects that:

  • a) You have a strong interest in (and enjoyment of)
  • b) You feel you are successful at
  • c) Your Yr11 teachers have highlighted you are good at.

It may also be useful to investigate university/employment websites if you have a particular interest in following a subject forward after Sixth Form.

Subject Specific

A C grade in English is a minimum requirement, but we would recommend a B. Study of film or media at GCSE is not a pre-requisite of the course.

Future opportunities

Careers in the media or film industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hellesdon High Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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