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Film Studies A Level at Lymm High Voluntary Controlled School

Course description

As an audience, we understand the language of film without realising or thinking about it. In Film Studies we investigate this film language and how we as an audience understand it. We also investigate American and British films, industries and audiences. We investigate how the film industry has developed, how it is financed, how we consume film and how the industry may change with the on-going advancement of technologies and changes in consumer habits.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE – A* - C An aptitude in English would be helpful, with good skills of analysis and critical reflection that can be expressed in essay format.


You will be assessed on practical and creative controlled assessment and a summer examination.

FM1 (AS) Exploring Film Form – Controlled Assessment - 50% of AS / 25% of A2

FM2 (AS) British and American Film – Examination - 50% of AS / 25% of A2

FM3 (A2) Film Research and Creative Projects – Controlled Assessment - 25% of A2

FM4 (A2) Varieties of Film Experience – Issues and Debates – Examination - 25% of A2

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lymm High Voluntary Controlled School directly.

Last updated date: 01 July 2015

Key information

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