A Level film Studies will appeal to people who are not only interested in watching films, but also in analysing them. You will learn more about the film industry and even develop your own film-related practical skills.

The subject is wide-ranging in content and draws on many different contexts relating to films themselves, the industry and those who consume film-related products.

A level film studies facilities

Within the Media and Film department, there is a computer room, DVD facilities, scanning facilities and laser printing facilities. Programmes that will be used on the course include Dreamweaver, iWeb, InDesign, Photoshop and iMovie, these are for web design magazine/newspaper layout design, photo manipulation and video editing. There is also a viewing room and a classroom. The A level film studies department has built up an extensive collection of digital video and still cameras which are available for students to book in advance and use for their practical work.

Where do 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.

Course Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English Language.

Film Studies Course Leaflet

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What Our Students Say

At this college, the teachers are very helpful and won’t hesitate to give you extra support if needed. Not just in film but throughout Carmel College. Overall there is a nice atmosphere and everybody is very friendly. I enjoy Film Studies because it challenges both creative and academic skills. The coursework allows for a lot of creative freedom from making your own film to screenwriting, while the exam section of the course is very analytical. Specifically, I liked analysing a scene that I chose as part of my coursework. There are numerous enrichment opportunities available surrounding film, in particular, I enjoyed a talk by the BBFC about how films get classified. After I leave Carmel I hope to study Film further at the university to get onto a Screen Writing course.

Zach Foster