Film Studies will appeal to people who are not only interested in watching films, but also in analysing them, learning more about the film industry, and even developing their own film-related practical skills.

Studying Film at Carmel will require a willingness to be challenged and stretched academically. It is wide ranging in content and draws on many different contexts relating to films themselves, the industry and those who consume film-related products.

Film & Media Facilities

Within the Media and Film department there is a computer room which is fully fitted with imac workstations with flat screen monitors, 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, coursework lessons will be in the computer room and theory lessons take place in the classroom or viewing room. The 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.

The department team is committed to delivering quality courses and members of the team have experience in examining Media Studies at examiner and senior examiner levels. Within both Film and Media, students are encouraged to explore their creativity and develop their own ‘voice’ and opinions on topics such as representation, media violence, media ownership etc. This builds confident students which leads to successful students.

Where does this course 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

Course Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English Language.

Film Studies Course Leaflet

exam board course specification

What Our Students Say

In Film Studies the teachers are really supportive and always push you to do better. Also the interesting, immersive topics allow students to get closer to the world of film. As a result I have been inspired to make contact with a top British-born Hollywood director, who invited me in a three-way phone meeting with him and his agent. After I leave I hope to study Film Production at a London University.

Lee Hodgetts