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Film Studies GCSE

Level 2 GCSE Programme

Studying a range of different areas including independent and mainstream US film, world cinema, film technology and British films; this one-year qualification enables you to extend your range of GCSE qualifications to progress to Level 3 courses.

You will develop your understanding of film texts, the film industry and film marketing through practical work, including the production of a film extract, as well as watching and analysing film scenes and carrying out independent internet research.

Working as part of a cohesive group, receiving tutorial support and study skills assistance from our specialist staff, you will build the foundations to enable you to be successful on a Level 3 study programme

Course Content

Studying a range of different areas including independent and mainstream US film, world cinema, film technology and British films; this one-year qualification enables you to extend your range of GCSE qualifications to progress to Level 3 courses.

You will develop your understanding of film texts, the film industry and film marketing through practical work, including the production of a film extract, as well as watching and analysing film scenes and carrying out independent internet research.


Assessment

  • 70% Exam
  • 30% Coursework
  • Exam Board: WJEC

Special Features

Students who enjoy a variety of different films will enjoy this course as we study international films as well as those from the UK and US.

Students who enjoy a mix of group work and individual work will enjoy this course as much of the classwork is completed in small groups and then end of unit assessments are individual.

Students who enjoy being creative will enjoy this course as the screenwriting element allows students to use their imagination, alongside what they have learnt in the course so far, to write their own original screenplay for a sci-fi film.

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.

Please note; you may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2021/2022 course costs. 

After Long Road

Many students who study Film at GCSE go on to study Film A Level.

Film Studies GCSE also gives students a solid basis for Level 3 Media Diploma, A Level Media Studies and A Level English.

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