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Film Studies A Level at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

The course is designed to develop students’ appreciation and knowledge of film through studying the way film constructs meaning, provokes spectator response and raises issues of personal, social, cultural and ethical significance. It also considers producers and audiences of film and the relationship between the production and consumption of films, with particular reference to Hollywood and British films. The course also aims to provide students with a foundation in the analysis of film, together with subject specialist language and to introduce them to creative and production skills.

Entry requirements

For a 3 AS Level programme you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at C or above, including English and maths or equivalent. For a 4 AS Level programme you will need a minimum of 6 GCSEs at C or above, including English and maths or equivalent. To progress to A2 Level a minimum of grade D at AS Level is required. Entry is subject to a successful interview.


The course will be delivered via written assignments, group discussion, individual presentations, film viewings and trips.

Future opportunities

From the AS course you will be able to progress to A2 level and then further study or employment. The course has an excellent record of students progressing to higher education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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