Course overviewFilm 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 course is an option within our creative and humanities A Level pathways.
- Creative Pathway course code: ALCREATIVE
- Humanities Pathway course code: ALHUM
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.
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.