A-Level Film Studies

Subjects @ Sigma Sixth Tendring

A-Level Film Studies

The course will broaden students’ knowledge and understanding of film. Production work is a crucial part of this subject and is integral to our work.

The course covers a diverse range of film, including documentary, film from the silent era, experimental film and short film The significance of film and film practice in national, global and historical contexts, film and its key contexts (including social, cultural, political, historical and technological contexts), how films generate meanings and responses, film as an aesthetic medium, the different ways in which spectators respond to film.

Students learn to apply critical approaches to film and apply knowledge and understanding of film through either filmmaking or screenwriting.

Assessment in the course: 30% Coursework and 70% External Assessment.

Entry Requirements:

Students need to have achieved a minimum of 6 grades 5-9 incl. English and Maths and should be aiming to achieve a minimum grade 6 or Distinction in a Media related subject