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Film Studies A Level at Sussex Downs College

Course description

This course takes you on a journey through cinema as you study films from all eras and from all over the world. The first year focuses primarily on US and UK films, both mainstream and independent, from Vertigo to La La Land to This is England. Your second yearstudies will broaden to include experimental films that broke the mould like Pulp Fiction and global cinema. You will study how films are constructed and how they are understood by their audiences. You will look at camera and editing techniques, design, acting, andother aspects that produce meaning in films. We also consider narrative, genre and what the films tell us about the world. Your coursework projects offer you a chance to be creative as you will write a screenplay and construct a storyboard for a short film.

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: 08 February 2018
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