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Film Studies CRE at Invictus Sixth Form

Course description

Film Studies is an exciting and varied course which enables students to hone their analytical reading skills whilst experiencing a huge range of films – including Buster Keaton’s silent movies and Casablanca; films from global cinema; independent and experimental films; modern Hollywood films such as La La Land. The course aims to encourage students to be active spectators of Film, rather than passive observers

Course content

Component 1 – Varieties of Film and Filmmaking

Component 2 – Global Filmmaking Perspectives

Component 3 – Production

Entry requirements

Specific Entry Requirements:

Ideally: GCSE Grade 6 or higher in English Language or Literature and/or GCSE Grade B in Film Studies


Component 1: Hollywood, American, and British Film since 1930 – Examination – 35% of the total qualification.

Component 2: Global Film, and Film Movements– Examination – 35% of the total qualification

Component 3: Production – either a short film, or a screenplay for a short film, with an accompanying evaluation – 30% of the total qualification

Future opportunities

Higher Education: Film Studies, Media, Journalism, teacher training, and many more. The skills developed in Film Studies overlap with those in many analytical and English-based courses, and the qualification is now recognised by both Oxford and Cambridge University.

Career opportunities: Film Studies opens doors for careers in the Film, Media and Television industries, as well as marketing and advertising, and many more.

Further information

Miss A. Evans (Second in English/Lead teacher of Film Studies)

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: WJEC/Educas

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