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Film Studies

Film is one of the major art forms of the 20th and 21st centuries and continues to be an important part of most peoples' cultural experience. GCSE Film Studies aims to develop our understanding of how film can reflect society and culture.

GCSE Film Studies is offered by the Awarding Body Eduqas.

Students at Key Stage 4 have already had a vast amount of exposure to film both at home and in the classroom. The Film Studies GCSE course aims to encourage students to become active, critical viewers. Students will begin by focusing on films that they have particularly enjoyed, or are familiar with. From that starting point they will be encouraged to broaden out their study into an exploration of the place film occupies in today’s global society, the communication of ideas, attitudes and cultural beliefs.

Unit 1: Externally Marked Written Examinations 70%
Paper 1: American Cinema (1 hour 30 minutes) 40% of overall grade
Paper 2: Exploring Film outside Hollywood (1 hour 30 minutes) 30% of overall grade

Unit 2: Internally Marked and Externally Verified 30%
Film Production: A creative project developing an idea for a film (70 marks) and an evaluation of the work (20 marks)

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