Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English Language.

Exam Board Specification

What you will study

  • A diverse range of films, including documentary, film from the Silent Era, experimental film and short film
  • Film practices from a historical, national and global context
  • Films’ relationships with social, political, cultural, historical and technological contexts
  • How films generate meanings and responses
  • Film as an ‘art’ form
  • The concept of ‘spectatorship’
  • Relevant theories of film consumption and production


  • Examination at the end of year two – 70%
  • Coursework (either filmmaking or screenwriting) – 30%

Course Support

  • Dynamic and engaging classes delivered by experienced staff
  • Additional tutorials to enhance knowledge
  • Regular revision sessions before exams
  • Access to a dedicated computer suite
  • Film equipment for student loan

Enrichment Activities

  • Workshops by industry professionals
  • Film and journalism competitions
  • Trips and visits (e.g. New York)
  • Talks from guest speakers/universities and external workshops


You can progress to higher education, a degree apprenticeship or employment. Many students opt for a directly related or wider creative arts/humanities HE course.

Career Opportunities

Some examples include Screenwriter, Film Editor, Journalist, Camera Operator, Film Archivist, Freelance Film Maker


  • A dedicated theory classroom and computer room
  • The latest Adobe suite including Premiere, After-Effects and Photoshop Printing and scanning facilities
  • Cameras, tripods, dollies, and other equipment are available for loan

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English Language.

Exam Board Specification