Film Studies

WHAT IS FILM STUDIES?
A-level Film Studies delves into the textual, theoretical, historical and critical elements of films.

The course explores the role of the spectator and the psychology behind audience response. We study an exciting range of films from diverse national and cultural backgrounds.

WHY STUDY FILM STUDIES?
Film Studies students characteristically bring with them a high degree of enthusiasm and excitement for what is a powerful and culturally significant medium, inspiring a range of responses from the emotional to the reflective. It offers the opportunity to investigate how film works both as a medium of representation and as an aesthetic medium.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a positive college interview is required.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
Component 1:
Written examination (2.5 hours) – 35% of qualification

Component 2:
Written examination (2.5 hours) – 35% of qualification

Component 3:
Coursework – 30% of qualification

WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN A-level IN FILM STUDIES?
Many students have continued their studies at a variety of universities and colleges around the country. These include Film Studies at degree level, Creative Production in Film and Media and Computer Generated Editing in Film.

Jobs in the Film and TV industry have become much more available in the North West due to the opening of Media City in Manchester.