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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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Evie Wisniewska

Aspirations Pay Off For Travel and Tourism Student

Former Travel and Tourism student Evie Wisniewska was inspired to aim high by her teachers at the Roundhouse Technical and Professional Skills College so much so that she is working at managerial level early in her career.
Evie, a former pupil at Merrill Academy,came to the UK from Poland with her family when she was 12 and the initial language barrier took its toll on her confidence and self belief. She enrolled on the Travel and Tourism study programme at the Roundhouse and was initially unsure if this was something she wanted to do. 
However, her teacher took the time to motivate her to achieve her potential and inspired her to aim for higher education. Evie also embraced the work experience opportunities organised through her College study programme at Jury’s Inn and Alter Rock climbing centre in Derby which gave her a valuable insight into various aspects of the tourism industry.
She then progressed onto the University of Derby’s Buxton campus and graduated with a BA Hons First Class Honours degree in International Tourism Management before working at Skills Coaches as the Business Development Officer.
Evie is now working as Operations Manager at The Stay Company in the city where she is responsible for the marketing, letting and upkeep of the apart-hotel development of 29 high quality serviced apartments. 
“The work experience I gained at both college and university has greatly prepared me for the world of work and to gain a managerial job with wide responsibilities so early in my career.
“At The Stay Company I am able to use my creative, financial, analytical and customer service skills in this role and my goal is to progress with The Stay Company as it expands across the East Midlands.”

Derby College gave me the self-belief that I could set my sights high in this industry and I am so grateful for the support I had from my teachers.

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