Film Studies at St Ambrose Barlow is delivered by enthusiastic professionals
with the most up-to-date technologies aswell as the most up-to-date knowledge
on film. In Year 12, students will make a short film (approximately two minutes),
within a group of four persons maximum or individually. The film will demonstrate
an understanding of aspects of film making. Students will also select a short
sequence from one of their favourite films and examine it in intense detail trying
to work out what effects the film maker has tried to create.
Students will also look at the film industry itself, with particular focus on
Hollywood and the British Film industry.
In Year 13, students will make a short film or trailer and conduct a short research
project on a Film-related topic of their choice. Students will also address three
areas of study; looking at why films make you laugh, cry, or want to be involved
in the thrilling action that they contain!
Why study Film?
Film is now one of the major art forms of the 21st century and the subject has
been growing steadily since its introduction in the AS/A2 Level curriculum.
Film Studies is a subject in which students have a natural interest and have
already established a good prior knowledge, think of how many films you
have watched in the past 12 months - why not use that knowledge in a viable
With the advent of Salford Media City and the transfer of much of the BBC
to the North West of England, this is an excellent opportunity and time to be
seeking Media jobs in this part of the world!
There are numerous Film/TV/Media based courses currently running in Further
Education Colleges and Universities right across the region and further afield.
Studying Film at A-Level is a natural stepping-stone to a career in Film, Music