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Film Studies A Level at East Sussex College

Course description

Film Studies A-Level is a fantastic course which combines the academic with the creative. Film students get the opportunity to learn about a wide range of films from the mainstream, La La Land to the more challenging, Trainspotting. Films from all eras are explored including the Golden Age of Hollywood and controversial international films such as Taxi Tehran. A course favourite is Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction which is the subject of an experimental film case study. Alongside the analysis of films, students will have the opportunity to learn about screen writing and produce their own short film. The course is very successful with nearly 80% of students securing A & B grades last year. The course is led by Lisa Wardle who has been teaching Film Studies for more than a decade, is an experienced examiner of the subject and lead author of the A-Level Film Studies text book due to be published in May 2018. The course has close links with Depot in Lewes, a new Arthouse cinema, which holds regular A-Level Study days targeted at A-Level Film Studies students and runs a Young Programmers Club allowing selected Film Studies students the chance to choose films to be screened for the public. Film Studies students also run their own in-college Film Club and have in recent years enjoyed Film related trips to New York and Berlin and visits to the BFI and the Harry Potter Studio Tour.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/4.


The course is assessed 30% coursework and 70% examinations.

Future opportunities

This course can provide a pathway to employment or as a foundation for a more specialised study of film or media at university.

Further information

The course is taught in a specialised room with large screen projection facilities. The College LRC has a very extensive selection of film books and DVDs.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 June 2018
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