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Film is the most important art-form of the last 100 years, bringing together people of all nations and providing entertainment and cultural information whilst pushing the boundaries of technology.

At AS, the main focus is Hollywood and British Cinema. You’ll cover the history of film from its origins in 1895 up to the present day, and you’ll make close textual analysis of a number of key films.

At A2, you’ll study national cinemas and influential film movements. Throughout the course you’ll gain understanding and enjoyment of a wide variety of films. There is scope to analyse and explore films, filmmakers and actors that appeal to you and you’ll be able to produce coursework projects centred on people and texts that you are passionate about.

You will need a high level of enthusiasm for film and an interest in undertaking detailed film analyses for both the coursework and the exam.

Pictured - Ex-EN, Matt Root - now films documentaries in South Korea.


70% written examination

30% non-exam assessment

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 or above in GCSE or iGCSE English Language. An average GCSE score of 4.80 or higher.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.


Written examination:

  • Elements of Film
  • Film History
  • Critical Approaches to Film

Non-exam assessment

  • Understanding British Film
  • Making a Short Film

You will also be presented with opportunities to attend film screenings and a trip to London to visit the British Film Institute and Warner Bros. Studios.


Many former students have gone on to study at the finest universities for Film Studies. Some have joined the film and television industry working in the UK and abroad.

Inspirational Links

Into Film Website:

British Film Institute Website:

Creative Skillset Website:

Course Information


A level

Course Work