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Film Studies GCSE

Level 2 GCSE Programme

Film Studies GCSE is available on our Access to Level 3 programme. This one-year qualification enables you to extend your range of GCSE qualifications in order to progress to A level courses. Students will gain GCSE or equivalent qualifications four of English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, ICT, Psychology, Sociology and Film Studies. You will work as a cohesive group, building the foundations to enable you to be successful on a Level 3 programme. You will also receive tutorial support and assistance with your study skills.

Please note; may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2020 Course Costs.


Course Content

Film Studies GCSE is an opportunity to develop your understanding of filmmaking, the film industry and film marketing. You will study a range of different areas including US film, world cinema, film technology and British films. Alongside this you will also produce practical coursework which includes the individual production of a film extract, accompanied by an evaluative analysis.

The course will involve working in different ways including internet research, watching and analysing film scenes, as well as extended written work.


  • 70% exam
  • 30% coursework

Entry Requirements

  • At least 3 GCSEs at Grade 4.
  • Grade 3 in GCSE English and GCSE Maths.
  • Students who have not achieved a Grade 4 in GCSE English and/or GCSE Maths must retake these as part of their study programme.
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