Film Studies A level at King Edward VI Sixth Form College
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.
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.