Film Studies A Level

Sixth Form

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Full Time - September 2021



Course introduction

Do you love film? Then this is your opportunity to join with likeminded people and explore this captivating medium.

And who knows? This could be the first step towards you being the next Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick or Kathryn Bigelow.

As a student you will study genres including classic Hollywood, British film, horror movies, musicals and massive blockbusters. But it doesn’t end there…

You will also learn about acting and actors, directing and directors, screenwriting and screenwriters, and special effects.

Plus, our teachers have connections with the industry and even take you to the Oscars.

Why choose Brock for Film Studies A Level?

At Brock our Film Studies teachers combine academic professionalism and seriousness with the infectious passion of excitable film anoraks.

Each staff member is approachable, friendly and always happy to chat about movies.

These experts in cinema have studied film at the highest level and in some cases have worked in the industry.

They are also involved in media production outside the College, making films and vlogs.

Teaching & learning

The Film Studies team works hard to give you a range of learning experiences, including: open debates, guest speakers and trips.

Naturally there will be a lot of viewing involved, including exclusive screenings. As a result, we expect you to pen analytical responses to set questions on a variety of films.

In your second year you will have the chance to visit Hollywood during Oscar week to mingle with the stars and see film studios in all their glory. 

Course structure

  • Gain knowledge of the American and British film industries by studying classical Hollywood film, independent film, American film and cult British film.
  • Develop your knowledge of different types of film, giving you a much broader appreciation of the art form’s versatility.
  • Acquire and nurture new production skills and knowledge, including scriptwriting and storyboarding.
  • Become familiar with a number of academic theories surrounding the study of film.
  • Develop a strong portfolio of research and written responses.
  • Discuss up-to-date trends in the industry and become aware of the evolution of cinema as an art form and business.

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above to include:

  • English Language or
  • English Literature

In addition, an interest and enthusiasm for the academic study of film and the film industry is essential.

How will I be assessed?

  • Course work
  • Exams

Information & support

We will encourage you to purchase exam films and attend the Hollywood trip in the second year of the course.

What can I do with this qualification?

The course of study will provide a strong base for progression to undergraduate studies in Film Theory, Film Criticism and Film History.

It will also complement practical work options offered at higher education level.

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