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Film Studies AS/A2 Level at Abbotsfield School

Course description

The A-level specification in Film Studies is designed to deepen students’ understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, the major art form of the twentieth century, and one developing new modes of expression and exhibition in the first decades of the twenty-first century. The specification builds on the cine-literacy learners have developed informally since childhood.

Entry requirements

• A*-C English GCSE

• Good ICT Skills

• Creativity

• The ability to work independently and as a team

• An interest in film


50% Coursework consisting of creating a short section of a film and a 1500 word micro-analysis of a film sequence.

50% Examination on two chosen film forms and the representation of their character with questions based on film institutions.

Future opportunities

Animator, Film/video editor, Lighting technician, broadcasting/film/video, Location manager, broadcasting/ film/video, Runner, broadcasting/film/video, Film camera operator, Film Production.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbotsfield School directly.

Last updated date: 12 November 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years