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A Level Film

Studies

Ever wonder why a film makes you feel a certain way? Then this is the course for you. There is much more to Film Studies than simply watching films, although this is fun. Film Studies will allow you to learn how and why films are created. Studying the industry, including Hollywood Cinema to world Cinema. Film Studies will help you understand how audiences use film and how they react to specific films. With the multibillion pound industry and the ever increasing popularity in film it is vital to understand why films are made.

The course is split in to 2 years.

• Year one will include an introduction to reading film and film form. It includes a study of Hollywood cinema and British Cinema. Discussing both industries.

• The second year of study will include a focus on world cinema including French Cinema and Brazilian Cinema. There is also a study of genres and how they create audience emotions. The final part of this year will include a study of Fight Club (1999:Fincher) and the messages and values evident in this movie.

There are benefits to studying Film Studies alongside Media Studies. You’ll find that the two subjects complement one another, with a strong foundation in how the media uses audiences and vice versa becoming even more important if you intend to study Film and/or Media at university. If you haven’t decided what else you’d like to study, you might like to choose a second or third subject of Communication and Culture Studies as this course follows similar themes and learning styles.

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

A qualification in Film Studies can open doors to a wide range of careers. With the increase in popularity of both Film Studies and Media studies, the foundations taught will help provide a step toward university. A good understanding of film and how films are created could lead to a range of career paths including script writing, cinematography, directing and much more. Also See Career Coach https://liv-coll.emsicareercoach.co.uk/#action=loadHomePage&Search=chem What can I do now? Interested in film. A daily vlog which reviews film and discusses the industry: https://www.youtube.com/user/amctheatres BBC newsbeat http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat Check university entry requirements if you know what and where you want to study.

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Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

"College is much more flexible which suited me well. It also had a wider range of courses available to study than my school sixth form."

Liam Roberts successfully achieved A*, A, A. Liam progressed onto the University of Greenwich.

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Disclaimer

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Course Bundle Lookup

Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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