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A Level

Entry requirements:    

Five GCSEs including Maths & English Language: a minimum of three GCSEs at Grade 4 and two GCSEs at Grade 5.

What is it?    

Film is perhaps one of the most important cultural innovations of the past 100 years. A Level Film Studies is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of films, exploring how films are created and how they reflect the time and place they are made. 

Why choose this subject at BSFC?    

Film Studies students enjoy trips to London and Higher Education institutions, such as Salford University, as well as visits from industry professionals to further their understanding and knowledge of the subject. 

What will I study?    

You will study 11 very different films focusing upon film form, context, representation, spectatorship and ideology. You will also have the opportunity to create your own short film or screenplay.

How will I be assessed?    

70 % exam at the end of Year 2; 30% coursework completed in Year 1.

How will this subject prepare me for the world of work?    

The emphasis on analytical skills, critical thinking and independent study on this course will prove invaluable for a wide range of careers and Higher Education courses.

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