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Film Studies AS/A-Level at Worthing College

Course description

This course aims to give students an opportunity to combine creative work with an academic exploration of a broad range of film – from Hollywood mainstream to World Cinema.

You can carry out individual research and choose from several creative options.

You can develop the skills necessary for preparation for a wide range of degree subjects and career choices.

Course content

AS Level Topics:

  • Coursework: involves an analysis of an extract from a chosen film and a creative practical project, based on a storyboard sequence or short film.
  • Exam: “British and American Film” which has three sections. These require a response to exam board set material, topics in British film and a comparative study of two US films.

A Level Topics:

  • Coursework: involves a small scale research project and a creative practical project.
  • Exam: “Varieties of film experience: Issues and debates” involving study of World Cinema, Spectatorship study and a critical study of a single film.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at A* - C grade and one of these should be in English.


Coursework units are internally marked, with reference to the set assessment objectives, and externally moderated.

Exams are externally marked.

Future opportunities

  • Many students go on to study film, media or cultural studies or to study film as part of a combined degree at university.
  • Career opportunities exist in the film industry, teaching, and any jobs that require thoughtful, adaptable and skilled people.
  • Film Sudies A Level can also accompany many other subjects and can form part of an application to a huge range of university courses and career paths.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 August 2016
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