Film Studies A Level

Film Studies A Level

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Brockenhurst College - Main Site

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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
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. 

Information & support

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

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above with a minimum average GCSE score of 4.0, to include:

  • English Language or English Literature
  • Maths 

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

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.

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.

Dates & Locations





LocationBrockenhurst College - Main Site

Date & time 09/09/2024 to 31/07/2025

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