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A Level Film Studies at Sawtry Village Academy

Course description

This qualification has been developed to explore film as an art form, a communication medium and an industry. It offers students a flexible and creative approach to studying film, taking into account all of the stages and processes from concept through to screening. This qualification encourages students to explore and appreciate a broad range of films in different languages and gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding by creating their own practical productions.

A Film Studies student will learn to analyse a film in the same way that an English student analyses a written text. They will learn the art of film making and develop an understanding of how the medium affects the audience. Film Studies offers the opportunity to study a subject that is both academic and creative. Students will be expected to plan and produce film productions to industry standard

Entry requirements

Average points score of 38+ and at least grade C in GCSE English and/ or maths.

Students who have made films in extra-curricular activities or previously studied Media Studies at GCSE level can benefit from having had experience. However, the majority of our students start fresh in Year 12 and are not hindered by this fact. The course is designed to cater for students who do not have prior knowledge of film studies or film production.

Future opportunities

It could be the case that a Film Studies A Level will result in either a career in the industry or a first step into higher education, such as a film production course at university. The A Level is designed to teach the key skills needed for both the vocational route and the more academic university route. We work hard to ensure we reflect the most up to date, industry standards in how we producing and analyse media products.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sawtry Village Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September