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Film Studies A-Level at Prince Henry's High School

Course description

The aim of this course is to introduce students to a variety of aspects of the study of film. Analysis of film and the way in which meaning is conveyed through the moving image are key parts of the course. Students will also explore how meaning is presented in film through their own creative work. Aspects of the film industry are also addressed, focussing on the way in which films are created as marketable products.

At A2, academic approaches to the study of film such as spectatorship and auteur theory are considered. Prospective students and their parents should note that 18 certificate films are taught as part of the AS and A2 courses.

Entry requirements

C grades in both GCSE English Language and English Literature.


There are two modules at AS. FM1 is a coursework module, where students complete an essay of 1500 words on a film sequence of their choice and a piece of creative work. FM2 comprises a 2 ½ hour examination in the summer, during which students write essay responses to three questions.

At A2, FM3 is a coursework module, comprising a challenging research project and a creative piece. The examination is 2 ¾ hours in length and students write essay responses to three questions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince Henry's High School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

Key information

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