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A Level: Film Studies at Loughborough College

Course description

This course will enable you to enjoy and appreciate film and its cultural value and to understand that the role film plays in our daily lives and the lives of others.

You will develop a critical understanding of film through film texts, concepts, and historical perspectives by creatively applying practical skills and you will be able to explore production processes, technologies, and contexts.

Course content

You will study contemporary English language film and also investigate the role of the cinema in film. This unit is assessed by a written examination which carries 60% of the marks for the first year.

You will also produce a foundation portfolio in film, carrying 40% of the marks for the first year.

In Year 2, you will investigate global cinema and undertake a creative investigation in film and a written examination, each worth 50% of the marks for the second year.

Entry requirements

  • At least a grade 5 in GCSE English Language or English Literature.
  • All Loughborough Sixth Form College courses have minimum entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language and Maths.

Future opportunities

Film Studies is a suitable platform for progression to a range of higher education degree and vocational level courses. For those who do not wish to progress further within the field of Film Studies, this course also provides a coherent, engaging and culturally valuable course of study.

The skills developed on the course will also help further study in English literature and other analytical centred subjects. It also develops skills that can enable direct progression into employment.

Further information

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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: 02 October 2018
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