Film Studies

Type of qualification – A Level
Exam Board – OCR

Course Description

This is an academic qualification based on the study of a film, which encourages you to engage with film on a critical level. You will explore a wide range of films from different social, historical and cultural contexts. You will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of film as an aesthetic medium. This course is for people who really love film. You need to be open to experiencing films outside your comfort zone. This course will truly open your mind to the world of film in all its glory. It will also make you an outstanding academic writer and critical thinker.

What next?

Most students will progress to university to continue studying in a similar field or a related subject such as English, history or philosophy. Some students combine this with a focus on film production.


Film History

Critical Approaches to Film

Short Film Production (filmmaking or screenplay)


Examination 80%

Coursework 20%

Additional Activities

Regular in-college screenings

Visits to local and national cinemas

New York trip

Student Financial Contribution: None

Entry Requirements

Þ Minimum 5 GCSES at grade 4 or above

Þ At least grade 5 in GCSE English

What Our Students Think

“The teacher makes the lessons interesting and his passion for film inspires me.”

Laura, previously The Stonehenge School