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Film Studies A Level at New College Nottingham

Course description

Film is so much more than Saturday afternoon at the multiplex. Films give us a window into historical events, culture and changes in society from the early 20th century right up to today. 

Who are the prominent film-makers of the last 100 years, what was their motivation and can we still see their influence today? Are films purely for entertainment or are they made to tell us something about ourselves or the world around us? You’ll find the answers to all these questions and more if you study this course.

Course content

Film is a major art form of the 21st century, and this course provides deeper understanding and enjoyment of a variety of films through practical work, analysis and the study of critical approaches to film. Topics include: exploring film form; British and American film; film research and creative projects; varieties of film experience – issues and debates.

Entry requirements

You'll need 5 GCSES a grades A*-C including English Language and Maths.


You’ll undertake assessments and examinations and create a portfolio of work.

Future opportunities

You could progress to a related higher education course such as media studies, film production, history, teaching, humanities, social sciences or film production. 

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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    • The original High Pavement Grammar School was established in 1788 and it wasn't until 1975 that it turned from grammar school into a sixth form centre. In 1999 the centre merged with New College Nottingham and since then has occupied a prime position on the edge of Nottingham Trent University's City campus, giving our A Level students a real insight into University life, before they've even got there.

      High Pavement is home to ncn's A Level courses and with 30 or so to choose from, our students have variety and choice, as well as great on site facilities, fantastic tutors and amazing opportunities during their time with us. Overseas trips, one-to-one support with UCAS personal statements and guest speakers from the UK's top Universities are the norm here at High Pavement and that's why our students tell us time and time again that coming to High Pavement has opened their mind to opportunities and experiences they never knew existed.