Film Studies

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code AS33
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This is a two year course and will result in the award of a full A-level.

About the Course

The WJEC Eduqas specification is designed to introduce A-level learners to a wide variety of films in order to broaden their knowledge and understanding of film and the range of responses films can generate. This specification therefore offers opportunities to study mainstream American films from the past and the present as well as a range of recent and contemporary British films, American independent films and global films, both non-English language and English language. The historical range of film represented in those films is extended by the study of silent film and significant film movements so that learners can gain a sense of the development of film from its early years to its still emerging digital future. Studies in documentary, experimental and short films add to the breadth of the learning experience.


The WJEC Eduqas A level in Film Studies aims to enable learners to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

• a diverse range of film, including documentary, film from the silent era, experimental film and short film

• the significance of film and film practice in national, global and historical contexts

• how films generate meanings and responses and how spectators respond to film

• film as an aesthetic medium.

It also aims to enable learners to:

• apply critical approaches to film

• apply knowledge and understanding of film through either filmmaking or screenwriting.

How will it be delivered?

Film Studies is assessed over 2 exams at the end of the qualification which each account for 35% of the final grade. There is also a non-exam assessed coursework component which is worth 30%.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 4 in English Language

Your next steps...

Film Studies helps develop confidence and understanding in cinematic and filmographic concepts which will support other A-Level subjects. The course will allow students to access a range of Higher Education courses which focus on media, film and TV due to the development of specialised and nuanced media skills which are underpinned by film-theory and the practical application thereof.