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A Level in Film Studies

  • LEVEL 3

Course Overview

This course is ideal if you’re a film-lover who wants to know how and why films work.

Course Code


End Date

Fri, 26 Jun 2026

Entry Requirements

Requires either a GCSE in English language or English literature at grade 5, plus the standard entry requirements of an
A Level or mixed programme...

Course information

Film Studies is a combination of theory and practical, focused on the analysis and of films ranging from early cinema to 1930’s Hollywood films to contemporary, experimental and international films. It also considers the work of specific directors such as Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino. You will be expected to engage in critical debate based on film theories and theorists and produce your own creative piece.

2 Years

In class, face to face.

70% of this course will be assessed through two 2.5 hour exams at the end of the two year course. One exam focuses on American and British film, the second on global, documentary, silent and experimental film.

The coursework element of the course makes up the remaining 30% of the qualification. For the coursework element of the course, you can choose to create a short film (4-5 minutes) or produce a 1,800-word screenplay. As part of your coursework, you will also be expected to create an evaluation, reflecting on your work.

Level 3 WJEC GCE A Level in Film Studies

Regular Q&As and masterclasses from industry professionals. Trips to Harry Potter Studios and Pinewood Futures festival.

University, or a career or apprenticeship in the media industry.

Level 3

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