The WJEC Eduqas A level in Film Studies course offers an excellent introduction to the film industry in both the U.S. and the U.K., with work covering the Classical Hollywood period, New Hollywood, contemporary American independent film and British film. The course covers work on film movements, documentary film, global film and the short film. There is also the opportunity to produce a short film (4-5 minutes) or a screenplay for a short film (1600-1800 words) and a digitally photographed storyboard of a key section from the screenplay.
This is a linear qualification and therefore all examinations take place at the end of the second year.
Film Studies stands well as an academic subject on its own, and is being increasingly recognised as such particularly with the growth in the film industry in the UK. It combines well with other subjects such as English, Media or Modern Languages.
Film graduates have made careers in areas such as communications, advertising, publishing, the cinema industry, journalism, broadcasting and education. Postgraduate courses have included Linguistics, Multimedia, Communication and Culture and of course, Film-making.
6 GCSEs A* – C. A grade C or above in English Language is required due to the academic nature of the subject.