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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.

Assessment

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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