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Film Studies AS and A2 Level at Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

If you love film, then this is the subject for you! The first year of the course builds upon your own experiences of the dominant medium of the last century, and develops it in ways which will challenge and deepen your appreciation.

There are big questions about the future of film: technology, Hollywood, television and the internet; but nobody knows where the future lies. Streaming? Video On Demand? It is an exciting time to be studying Film. Will digital technology free us from the dominance of Hollywood? Will a British cinema come to prominence once again? What is a British cinema anyway?

There is a big emphasis on practical work: you study film; you make film. Word.

Course content

This course aims to develop analytical skills in deconstructing film texts, practical skills in making a film sequence, and an understanding of institutional factors, audiences and representational issues.

Entry requirements

If GCSE Film Studies has been studied, a grade C must have been achieved.


AS: coursework exploring film form and an examination on British and American film.

A-Level: coursework on film research and creative projects, examination on varieties of film experience: issues and debates, world cinema, spectatorship topics, critical study of a single film.

Future opportunities

A study of Film provides students with real, practical skill in the use of digital media as a creative tool, and prepares students for higher education in arts subjects, as well as specific film and media subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 05 August 2016
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