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FIlm Studies AS/A-Level at WALSALL ACADEMY

Course description

Film Studies is a subject that by its nature requires candidates to consider individual, moral, ethical, social, cultural and contemporary issues. The course provides a framework for exploration of such issues and includes specific content through which students may address these issues. This course will offer a vocational as well as academic route into employment or further education.

All courses at Walsall Academy are designed to provide academic and vocational experiences. They will prepare students for their choice of career in both the world of work and Higher Education.

We expect all students to demonstrate a high level of motivation and have the capacity for hardwork. Sixth Form work is demanding and students are expected to take increased responsibility for their own learning through supported self-study courses. Excellent attendance is vital if students are to benefit from the courses.

Course content

Students attend the BFI’s annual screenings of films at local repertoire cinemas pertinent to study. Students have gained work experience of a functioning studio at Sky TV in London. We have also visited the Bradford Media Museum, West Yorkshire and Warner Bros Studios in London. The English and Film department also runs master classes which engage students in learning beyond the confines of their subjects. Master classes have included “Literary Adaptations”, “The Importance of the Avant Garde” and “Practical Philosophy” to name a few.


Component 1 – American film

Component 2 – European film

Component 3 – Production


Component 1 – American & British film

Component 2 – Varieties of film

Component 3 – Production

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade A*-C including GCSE English and Mathematics

Grade 5 in English Literature

Students must satisfactorily pass their AS Film Studies in Year 12 to at least grade D to be allowed to continue to full A level in Year 13.

Future opportunities

Qualifications n Film Studies are acceptable as an entry to many different careers or courses. These may include:

Marketing, Journalism, Education, Film Production, Media Studies, Creative Writing, Social Sciences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact WALSALL ACADEMY directly.

Last updated date: 19 December 2016
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