All A level specifications in Film Studies are designed to encourage candidates to:

  • Enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of film.
  • Develop critical understanding of film through cultural, historical background/context
  • Explore production processes, technologies and other relevant contexts.
  • Become independent in research skills and their application in their production work; developing their own views and interpretations.

Course introduction

2 Year A- Level Course

Film is designed to allow students to draw on their existing experience of film and the media and to develop their abilities to respond critically

Award body


Course suitable for

Students who wish to apply their communications and English skills in a new way.  Students who are interested in cinema and film from around the world and who have a creative streak.

Preferable entry requirements

Grades  in accordance with the 6th form entry requirements. (See Information & Course Guide) Plus GCSE English and Media – C grade

Why study

Film Studies is designed to encourage students to enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of the film industry through its cultural context. It also develops critical understanding of film through engagement with media products and concepts through the creative application of production skills.

Progression opportunities

Students who wish to enter the world of performing arts such as theatre.

Why grace academy

As a small department students are supported on a one to one basis with pass rates of 100% A-E at AS and 100% A – E at A2.


MS1 Media Varieties of film and filmmaking

MS2 Media Global filmmaking perspectives

MS3 Media Production

Assessment methods

Component 1 – 35% written examination: 2hrs 30mins

Component 2 – 35% written examination: 2hrs 30mins

Component 3 – 30% non-exam assessment: Production


Support provided

Our Teaching and Learning Strategy is at the core of our approach to students and their learning. We aim to provide a learning community where students achieve excellence and achievement is celebrated. We want you to enjoy your time at the academy and to be successful.

You will need to monitor your own progress. We want you to become self-critical and to think about how you can improve.

We will expect you to work hard and productively. Being present in the academy for as long as it is necessary for you to meet your targets and succeed in your learning.

Course application

Contact the Post 16 Manager on 0121 329 4630 or email on juliebaker@graceacademy.org.uk.

Register your interest in your chosen courses and an application form will be sent out to you. All applicants are interviewed and conditional offers are made subject suitability of course.

Please note all courses on offer are subject to the minimum uptake for viability.