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Stage design project at Andover College

Film Making – A Level


Level 3



Type of study

School Leavers




2 Years

A Level Film Making introduces you to a wide range of filmic and other visual references whilst developing your skills as a filmmaker. You will learn about the use of moving image as a means of communicating personal ideas through storyboards, shot types, movement and angles, set design, composition, lighting & sound. By taking this course as a budding filmmaker, you will be discovering & experiencing different ways to interpret all kinds of genres on screen. 

Five GCSEs at grade 9–4, including a grade 4 or above in English, Maths and a creative subject – or portfolio. BTEC Level 2 qualifications considered in subject related courses. 


Skills Building & Enrichment – you will learn to create props, sets, puppets to help inform your early stages of filmmaking development. Your camera will become an extra eye to be able to see these creations in a visually exciting way.  

Personal investigation – this is an in-depth critical, practical and theoretical investigative project based on themes and subject matter that have personal significance. It is supported by a written element of 1000 words to underpin the practical project  

Externally set assignment – using a series of visual and written stimuli presented by the exam board, you will provide a personal response in terms of a practical project within a 15 hour period of time supported by preparatory work 


Component 1 – Personal Investigation (worth 60% of A Level) 

Internally assessed, externally moderated. 

Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment  

(worth 40% of A Level) 

15 hours of sustained focus work. Internally assessed, externally moderated 


Filmmaking can lead to career progression through university courses in film production, animation, editing, sound design, journalism, communication studies, or guide you in ways to various other careers within the film industry. You may also wish to progress on to a pre-degree Foundation Diploma in Art and Design offered at Andover College, rated Outstanding by Ofsted. 


A studio fee and kit list is set in August of each year for each course. They can be purchased from the College via the online College shop. There may be print costs throughout the year depending on projects. The College has support funds available for those students who have difficulty meeting the costs. 


Regular Visits from Film Schools, Practical Workshops where appropriate. 


Digital Suites utilising Adobe Products.