Course Info

A Level Film Studies

Course content & format

The course covers the following units:

Classical Hollywood and New Hollywood

Independent and Mainstream American film

British cinema

Global and European cinema

Silent cinema

Experimental film


Not only will you get to examine films from all around the world, researching their contexts and understanding their culture but you will also gain the skills to recreate every stage of a film’s production from storyboarding and scriptwriting through to camera-work, soundtrack design and editing. Film Studies does not stop there - you also get all the knowledge and support to distribute and exhibit your own films! Work experience opportunities are arranged to suit each individual student and many past students have worked at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Tameside Radio, ITV and produced professional videos for Tameside Council.

Your unique experience

Guest Speakers in the world of film such as film producer, screenplay writers and university lecturers

Film trips to London (BFI, BBFC), Universities, cinemas and New York.

Work experience opportunities working on film brief’s for organisations

Complete Mac room with industry standard software – own personal mac to use.

Entry Qualifications

See Standard Entry Qualifications.

Learners must have;

5 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English Language at a grade 4

What can I do next?

University to study a wide range of subjects including journalism, editing, camerawork, sound engineering, creative writing, scriptwriting or to continue to study film at degree level.


Film and Media related apprenticeships such as the BBC, ITV, Film4, radio stations

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A Level Film Studies

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