Students who wish to pursue an advanced education at a British university are often required to take A-levels. These are tests that assess a student’s proficiency and probability of finding success in a specific field.
Film is one of the world's most popular storytelling mediums and is the subject of serious academic study at many different institutions. This field is an excellent way to learn more about film theory, history, and criticism.
A-level in Film Studies
You will deepen your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, from the early 20th century to the present day. You will also look at how the industry works. [+]
You will deepen your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, from the early 20th century to the present day. You will also look at how the industry works. Film Studies is a subject that you will be able to combine effectively with any other mix of subjects. In watching a wide range of films, you will develop skills of observation, critical analysis, personal reflection, practical film making skills and writing skills which are highly valued by universities and employers. Film Studies is a subject for students who take real pleasure in films and film-making.Course Content
Four units are examined, two for the AS and two more for the full A Level. This A Level provides a thorough foundation in the subject. You will examine areas such as film-making techniques, British film, world cinema and independent cinema. The emphasis in the first year is on exploring how film stories are told and how the industry works. In the second year, you will study further texts and the emphasis will be on looking at different genres and exploring different ways of producing and reading film texts, both within and beyond Hollywood. You will broaden and develop your intellectual skills in this subject. You will learn how to communicate clearly and write fluently, and you will discuss and watch a variety of films, covering various genres. You will be encouraged to participate in active debate about the texts and to develop an appreciation of alternative critical views.... [-]