A Level • Level 3
About the course
Film Studies is designed to deepen your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film as the major art form of the twentieth century and one which is developing new modes of expression and exhibition in the twenty-first century. The films studied will be of varying genres and eras, although there will be a major focus on textual analysis. You will study a combination of films, from classic Hollywood to modern era, and global productions. There will be opportunities for you to present your ideas on a given film or technique to your peers and produce a short film or screenplay of your own. You can take advantage of a range of resources in our Active Learning Zones, including film magazines such as Empire, and DVDs from a huge variety of genres to expand your knowledge of the filmic form, including foreign features.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
02/09/2024, 02/09/2024, 02/09/2024
At least six GCSEs at grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects, including both English and Mathematics. Additional entry requirements for this course are: a minimum of a grade 5 in English at GCSE (a grade 6 is preferred)
This course is assessed in the following way: 30% coursework with both screenwriting and filmmaking options, plus 70% external examination
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may decide to progress onto an Apprenticeship or a Higher/Degree Apprenticeship. You will also have the opportunity to progress onto Degree courses. Careers that this course may lead to include Journalist, Screen Writer, Film Production and Editing, Marketing.
Extra curricular activities
There are plenty of activities and visits to take part in that will help you achieve your ambitions. Past visits have included: • Cinema visits to Manchester, Salford and London • Visits to the BFI • Destinations week • Residential visit to New York You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers to enrich the curriculum.