If you have a passion for watching films and are interested in developing a deeper knowledge and understanding of the world of film, then you should consider this course. Film Studies A level provides a framework for the systematic study of a wide range of films as well as providing opportunities for creative practical work-a central part of film study. It offers the opportunity to explore a range of important ideas and emotions, reflect on art and technology and connect theory and creative practice in ways which are designed to provide an absorbing and motivating educational experience.

A Level Film Studies facilities

Film Studies lessons are taught in a dedicated classroom, or in our computer room, where  PCs are installed with relevant software for completion of practical coursework. The latest Adobe suite includes video editing software such as Premiere and After-Effects, as well as Photoshop for the manipulation of still shots. In addition, students can print and scan work in high quality, as well as borrow a wide range of cameras, tripods, dollies, and other equipment from the department. Students can also access loan copies of the films studied, as well as a wide range of other materials.

Where does A Level Film Studies lead?

More than half of A Level Film students usually progress to directly relevant HE courses, with most others progressing to HE courses in wider creative arts/humanities areas. A number of our former Film students are now working in the film and TV industry.

Course Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English Language.

Film Studies Course Leaflet

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A Level Film Studies Course Introduction video

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What Our Students Say

The community spirit at Carmel is strong. The teachers are friendly and allow for a more than comfortable study environment, making you feel as though you can go to them with any issue and always gain support.

My experience on the film studies A Level proves this. The engaging and active environment within our lessons allowed my knowledge and love for the subject to expand greater than I ever expected. The film, music, and podcast opportunities that Carmel offers allowed me to delve deeper and improve the understanding necessary for university education. It was the coursework component of the film studies course (where I got to make my own short film) which made me fall in love with the art of filmmaking.

I have loved my years at Carmel, and whilst studying through a pandemic, I have felt extremely safe and comfortable here. I would advise everyone to study here.

Archie Chisnall