Film Studies GCSE Course Content

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Film Studies GCSE

In Film Studies you will explore the following areas:

  • Hollywood 1930-1990
  • Modern American independent films
  • Global film including:
    • Contemporary UK film
    • Global English language
    • Global non-English language

We study various theorists, approaches and case studies to understand how these areas of the film industry work.


Exam Board: Eduqas

For this GCSE, there are two examinations (worth 35% each) as well as a Controlled Assessment project (worth 30%)

The examinations are based on using case studies analysed in class, with some unseen material to assess your ability to analyse new texts. There are both short questions, and longer essay style questions on both exams.

The Controlled Assessment involves researching, planning and creating a film text (either a short film extract or a script and storyboard