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Film Studies A level at King Edward VI Sixth Form College

Course description

This course offers you the opportunity to develop a range of analytical and creative skills by studying the British and American film industry, whilst also producing your own creative work.

You can expect to study a range of film genres such as horror, science fiction and social satire, in addition to analysing the role of film stars, how films are produced and marketed, and the differences between the British and American film industries. You will also analyse film experiences, through topics such as ‘Empowering Women’ and ‘Urban Stories’, and study the emotional impact of popular cinema on audiences, at an advanced level. A large coursework element accompanies exams in both AS and A2. At AS you will create a short film project or storyboard, and analyse a short sequence of film of your choice. At A2 you will produce a film or short script and research a specific area of the film industry, agreed with your tutor.

Entry requirements

You will need an eye for detail, a natural interest in the film medium and good written English skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 01 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Course code: 36000511644062

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    • Conveniently located just a few minutes from Stourbridge bus and train station.  The college benefits from a fully Wi-Fi enabled campus with dedicated labs, classrooms and studios for each subject.

      Our historic campus includes a new multi-million pound state-of-the-art block which opened 2013. In September 2014 phase II of our ambitious campus development opens, including a new canteen, student study area, and studios for Performing Arts, IT and Graphic design.

      Extensive sports grounds complement the on-site gym, multi-use sports hall, and other recreational facilities