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Film Studies


A Level Film Studies provides an opportunity to investigate how the culturally significant medium of film works both as a means of representation and as an aesthetic medium. A broad learning experience encompasses a range of films including: mainstream American films past and present; recent and contemporary British films; American independent films, and global films. The historical range of film study is extended by the study of silent film and significant film movements so that learners can gain a sense of the development of film. This course allows learners the opportunity to consider film within its social, cultural, political, historical and tecnological contexts. The production element of the course provides learners with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding of how films are constructed to their own filmmaking or screenwriting process. It would be beneficial for students embarking on this course to have knowledge of, and interest in, both a diverse range of films and the film industry itself

Qualification Details

Exam Board: EDUQAS (WJEC)
Qualification Title: Film Studies
Qualification Specification Code: A670QS
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the EDUQAS (WJEC) webpage for the specification.

Entry Requirements

Standard Sixth Form entry requirements

What will I study in this qualification?

The summary of components is as follows:
•Varieties of Film and Filmmaking 35%
•Global Filmmaking Perspectives 35%
•Production (Film Production or Screenwriting) 30%

Possible Career Paths

Film Studies degree courses, the Art/Design/Culture sector, the Media/Film industry, Journalism, Advertising. This course provides a suitable progression to a range of Higher Education Degree and Vocational Level courses. The specification develops a range of transferable skills including analytical and interpretative skills and the development of confident and independent critial thought. The application of theoretical and critical approaches provides a good grounding for undergraduate study

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