A Levels

A Level Film Studies

Film Studies involves analysing film as a significant art form as well as understanding how film comments on attitudes within society. It will appeal to students who are passionate about film as well as those who want to explore the industry from an historical or cultural standpoint.


  • Course code:


  • Subject area:

    A Levels

  • Type:

    Full / Part Time

  • Duration:

    31 weeks

  • Venue:

    St Albans Campus

  • Start dates:


  • Fees*:


  • Awarding body:

    WJEC (Formerly Welsh Joint Education Committee)

About the course

By studying A Levels at Oaklands, you will enjoy a programme of learning designed to match your individual interests and ambitions.

You can choose from a wide range of subjects to meet your interests and career aims. You will be taught be a team of highly qualified lecturers that possess a wide range of knowledge and experience to help you to develop in your chosen subject(s).

Important information

What are the Course Requirements?

You will need a minimum of 6 GCSEs of grade C or above (5-9) including English. You should have at least a grade B (6) at GCSE English.

Film studies will appeal to students with a keen interest in a wide range of films. Students do not have to be film buffs to succeed on the course as it builds on what students already know from their experience as spectators, consumers and fans.

You will study film extracts from a variety of genres and time periods, as well as applying theoretical approaches.

You will study film extracts from a variety of genres and time periods, as well as applying theoretical approaches.

All learners at Oaklands College take part in an initial assessment in Maths and English. This helps us to ensure that everyone reaches their full potential.

A Level Film Studies offers opportunities to develop transferable skills such as critical analysis, research processes and creative writing - so whilst Film Studies can lead to a career in film it will also be looked at favourably by other humanity subjects should you wish to go to university.


  • 16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.
  • For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.
  • Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.


A Levels can lead you onto many different career paths, including university to further develop your skills in your chosen subject(s).

'Oaklands has been very different from school, it has set me up for college, the tutors have been excellent, the environment brilliant and I have walked away today with an A*, 98% overall and got into my first choice university to study Physics.' - George Milleret, Intensive Maths A Level

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