Havant Sixth Form College

A Levels: Film Studies

Why study Film Studies?

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.

What will I study?

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

How will I be assessed?

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

What are the entry requirements?

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

What Havant adds to this

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.

To find out more about our Lottery funded projects visit millstreamproductions.com and search under ‘work’ and ‘education’. 

Your destinations with this course

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.


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