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Film Studies A Level at Havant Sixth form College

Course description

Over the last 100 years cinema has literally changed the way we see the world. Film Studies examines cinema as a medium, art form and social, cultural and economic phenomenon. You’ll analyse features, documentaries and experimental films from Britain, Hollywood and around the world, explore issues like censorship and research a film or filmmaker of your choice. Writing screenplays, producing storyboards and shooting and editing your own films will help you develop creative and technical skills that will be invaluable for degree courses in film, TV, scriptwriting, production and a career in the media and creative industries.

Course content

You’ll develop an analytical and critical appreciation of film through the study of contemporary English language films and world cinema.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements to an A Level programme is five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics.


There will be a combination of nonexamined assessment (30%) and exams (70%).

Future opportunities

Students who have wished to progress in this area have moved on to degrees in film studies, film & TV studies, film & video, media arts, scriptwriting for film & TV, film production and film & moving image production.

Further information

You’ll enjoy visits to the cinema, plus other relevant industry visits and talks from guest speakers. You’ll have the opportunity to go on a residential trip to New York and also take part in local and national live filmmaking competitions and projects.

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havant Sixth form College directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

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