The Film Studies Year 12 Page

What is the Film Studies Course at A level about?


The full exam board A-Level Specification can be found here

Basically, the A level is designed to enable you to deepen your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film. By the end of year, you should be able to understand how we as an audience ‘read’ a film, often without realising that we are doing so.

The course will also look at film as a medium, an art form and as a social and ideological construct. You will be engaging with a variety of different kinds of film and, with the intention of developing your skills of critical analysis.

A Level Film Studies in year 12 covers the following areas:

(Click on the images to get more details and lesson resources)


Film Aesthetics 

Hollywood 1930 – 1990 (comparative study)

Vertigo (Paramount, 1958). Six Sheet (79" X 81").. ... Movie | Lot ...Blade Runner The Final Cut - film a Roma








American film since 2005 (two film study)

La La Land | Reelviews Movie ReviewsBeasts-of-the-Southern-Wild-Poster-web - Pulitzer Arts Foundation











Global Film (two film study)

Pan's Labyrinth (2006) - Rotten TomatoesCity of God Retro Style Movie Poster Art Print | Etsy

Documentary Film

The creative component: Film Production or Screenplay Writing 



Buster Keaton In One Week, 1920 GIF | Gfycat
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