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Level 3

WJE L3 A Level in Film Studies


This course will give students an opportunity to combine creative work with an academic exploration of a broad range of film -; from Contemporary American Film to Asian New Wave.

You will analyse and compare films using established critical approaches and evaluate the

significance of Film Movements and Film Theories.

You will apply your knowledge and understanding of film form to the production of your own Short Film or Screenplay.

You will develop the skills necessary for preparation for a wide range of degree subjects and career choices.

Topics studied include:


• You will learn how to write

• screenplays and how to make films, including sound recording and mixing, camera work and editing. You will have the option of

• presenting a final film production or screenplay with an evaluation of your work in comparison

• with specific professional film productions. The coursework is worth 30% of the total mark.


The remainder of the course will be assessed by two exams which will test your knowledge of topics including:

• Classic and New Hollywood

• Contemporary American

• Mainstream Film and American Independent Film

• British Film since 1995

• European and World cinema

• Documentary

• Silent Film

• Experimental Cinema

A range of teaching and learning styles are used during the course. Group work, individual tutorials, research tasks, discussions, group and individual presentations.

For some of the course there are individual, practical, ILT or research based tasks.

Full screenings and film extracts are used to illustrate all aspects of the course. 1:1 support is available to all students.


You need to have a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including a grade 4 in English Language and Maths.

It is essential that you have a love of film and cinema: We study film, not television or print.

You need to be prepared to study a wide range of films.

You do not need to have existing film-making skills or knowledge of film:

Be prepared to be challenged, you will see and think about film in a different way.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

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Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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