St David's offers both Level 3 (A Level and BTEC) and Level 2 (GCSE and BTEC) courses. Use the links below to find out more about each course we offer.
At Level 3, St David's offers BTEC, A Level and WJEC Vocational courses.
Typically, students will progress on from our Level 3 courses to university, internships, apprenticeships or employment.
At Level 2, St David's offers GCSE and BTEC courses.
Typically, students will progress on from our Level 2 courses, onto Level 3 courses. In this instance, students will be with us for three years.
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.
American and British Film (2 ½ hours): This component assesses knowledge and understanding of six feature-length films.
Global Filmmaking (2 ½ hours): This component assesses knowledge and understanding of five feature-length films (or their equivalent).
Coursework: Production (non-exam assessment)
This component assesses one production and its evaluative analysis. Learners produce: either 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.
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.