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Film Studies A-Level at Kingsbridge Community College

Course description

Film is now available to study in the mainstream option choice, having operated for some time as a successful evening adult education opportunity. This qualification gives students the opportunity to explore in great depth, world cinema as a creative phenomenon whilst improving their own film-making skills having studied how the great masters achieve their impact.

For AS, we shall be exploring British and American film in preparation for a written assessment as well as constructing exciting film artefacts as coursework. There will be:

  • one microfeature analysis of an extract from a film of the candidate‚Äôs own choice
  • one creative project which could be a short film, a step-outline or a photographic storyboard.

For A2, the examination is concerned with world cinema and documentary with a focus on social, historical and political context as well as style; an analysis of a set film text is also required. There is the opportunity to learn how to write your own screen-play, construct a professional step-outline for a documentary or use our new Mac equipment and other excellent facilities to create an exciting short film.

This is a wonderful qualification which allows for real freedom of individual choice and the chance to bring to your study, your own favourite material. It combines the development of practical ability with intellectual analysis and would be an excellent accompaniment to A Levels in Sociology, Art, History, Drama, Ethics, Languages and English Literature.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C including English and Maths. Students are expected to select a minimum of 4 AS subjects in Year 12 and continue to follow a minimum of 3 subjects to A2 in Year 13. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 April 2015

Key information

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