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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

24+ Loan Amount: 1987.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Would you like to develop your skills in analysing mainstream and alternative films while discovering more about all aspects of the film industry?  This course covers production, distribution and exhibition of films and there are opportunities for you to try your hand at film-making.

Entry requirements

You need to have five GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English Language (minimum grade B) and Maths.

Course Content

  • Exploring Film Form (coursework)
  • British and American Film (examination)
  • Film Research and Creative Project (coursework)
  • Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates (examination)

How will I be assessed?

For AS Level there are two units - one examination and one coursework unit. The exam is worth 60% and the coursework unit is worth 40% of the final marks.

For the A2 qualification, there are two further units - one examination and the coursework unit.  Each of these units are worth 50% of the final marks.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

This course requires additional study of films so there may be cinema ticket or DVD hire costs.

What can I do after this course?

Progression to A2 Level is available to those who achieve a grade D or above at AS Level.

Upon successful completion of the course, you can consider a wide range of film and media-related degree courses in higher education as well as film and media-related careers, with options including journalism, broadcasting, photography and TV production.

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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As a teenager Royal Derby Hospital audiologist Abbey Sisson wanted to find “something different” after her GCSEs.
She had achieved As to Cs but was unsure about taking A levels because she wasn’t a natural at exams. She wanted to find a different direction and, on a whim, popped into an open day at Broomfield Hall.  
Abbey liked what she found – she made friends immediately – and was impressed by the Level 3 Public Services Uniformed Extended Diploma. It offered coursework modules, the equivalent of three A levels and “loads of opportunities” which helped her CV for job applications.
Abbey passed with a distinction and almost immediately after College landed a job as an emergency department assistant at the Royal Derby Hospital. Finding no clear career path there, she applied internally and went on to work in audiology as an assistant.
While there, she devoted her spare time, doing work placement on her days off, to achieve a foundation degree and a first-class BSc Healthcare Science Audiology degree at Aston University. Now a qualified audiologist at the Royal Derby, Abbey said her time at College helped her into the workplace.    

I was keen to do something different, and it really was different – it was amazing. I don’t think I would ever have had so many opportunities if I’d gone into the sixth form.  We volunteered in schools, doing sports leadership, as well as stewarding for events too. We had loads of opportunities. Because of the course, when I came to apply for jobs, I had a lot to say.

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