GCSE

The WJEC Eduqas specification in GCSE Film Studies aims to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • The ways in which meanings and responses are generated through film
  • A contrasting, culturally diverse range of films from different national contexts
  • Film as an art form
  • How films reflect the social, cultural and political contexts in which they are made
  • The relationship between film and film technology over time

In addition, the specification aims to enable learners to apply their knowledge and understanding of film to filmmaking or screenwriting.

There are no previous learning requirements for this specification.

The Course

Component 1: US Film and Key Developments in Film
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
35% of qualification

Component 2: Global Film: Narrative, Representation and Film Style
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes
35% of qualification

Component 3: Production Non-exam assessment
30% of qualification

Learners will produce:

  • One film extract ( either as a short film or a screenplay)
  • An analysis of the production process

Possible films for study include:

  • Spirited Away
  • Attack the Block
  • Skyfall
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Let the Right One In
  • Grease
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
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