Course overview

Film Studies A Level City of Bristol College

Deepen your understanding and enjoyment of film. You will engage with a wide range of different films developing your analysis and personal reflection skills.

This two-year course is part of a full-time A Level programme and you can choose two other A Level subjects to study alongside it.

This course is an option within our creative and humanities A Level pathways.

  • Creative Pathway course code: ALCREATIVE
  • Humanities Pathway course code: ALHUM

Find out more about our A Level pathways and how to apply

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for 16-18 years olds looking to study A Levels.

What you'll learn

Film Studies involves much more than just watching films. You will be developing your understanding of film through a combination of analytical and creative work.

During the course you will:

  • gain an appreciation of film as a form of art
  • enhance your understanding of the world, including different values, beliefs and attitudes
  • put theory to practice by making a short film or writing a screenplay.

Course entry requirements

To join this course you will need six GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above, including English and Maths.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Assessment will comprise of a mixture of examined and non-examined assessment.

Future career and study opportunities

The course will deepen your understanding of and passion for a range of films by enhancing your cine-literate skills of observation, critical analysis and personal reflection. The theoretical and practical skills obtained on this course are transferable into either employment or university courses, especially in humanities and cultural-based subjects.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationary.

Applied Science students need to pay for a City of Bristol College lab coat.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

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