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Film Studies OCR A Level at Kingdown School

Course description

It’s a great choice for anyone looking to improve their skills in essay writing, research and enquiry in a subject that’s constantly pushing boundaries in the creative arts through its use of technology, and has a huge influence on society. The course enables candidates to develop their critical and analytical appreciation of film.

Course content

This specification also encourages candidates to explore the institutional nature of film from the point of production to the point of consumption and to develop an understanding and appreciation of the relationships between institution and audience and the impact these relationships have on audience reception, appreciation and consumption.

We encourage candidates to study and appreciate a broad range of both English and non-English language film texts and to examine the multitude of different issues facing contemporary film across the globe.

This subject should not be taken with Media Studies.

Entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths (at grades 9-4) plus 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C.

Students can move on to this A Level from many GCSE subjects and don’t need any knowledge of film.


AS Level:

  • Unit F631: Film Text and Context (examination)
  • Unit F632: Foundation Portfolio in Film (coursework)

A2 Level:

  • Unit F633: Global Cinema and Critical Perspectives (examination)
  • Unit F634: Creative Investigation in Film (coursework)

Assessment at AS and A2 – 50% examination, 50% coursework

Future opportunities

This course is an excellent foundation for students intending to study film or media-related subjects at university.

It would be perfect for a range of career options including teaching, journalism and working in the film industry itself.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingdown School directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2016
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