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Film Studies A Level at East Riding College

Course description

This course will be of interest to you if you have a passion for watching and discussing films and if you wish to progress to a higher education course in film studies (either vocational or academic).

This qualification would help with a career in teaching, film industry and management.

You can study this subject for one year and earn an AS-level or for two years and earn an A2-level.

Course content

Unit one: Exploring Film Form

  • The 'language' of film
  • How that language is read by audiences
  • Creative project

Unit two: British and American Film

  • Exploring the film industry
  • British film, including genre, stars and films
  • American film topics - comparative study

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade A* to C including a minimum grade B in English, or equivalent qualifications

  • Successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course and an initial assessment

  • If English is not your first language you will also need an IELTS score of 5.5 or above


Sixty per cent of assessment is through one two and-a-half-hour examination. The remaining 40 per cent is through coursework.

Future opportunities

You could progress to a foundation degree or degree course.

Career possibilities could include work within the TV and media industry on completion of a vocational degree, or within arts or educational organisations on completion of an academic degree.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 April 2016

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