AS/A Level Film Studies

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New Production Briefs

New Production Briefs for AS (First assessment 2022), GCSE and A Level (First Assessment 2023) Film Studies are now available under Resources > Key Documents > Production Briefs.  

GCSE and A Level students being assessed in 2022 should still follow the brief inside the specification (Page 33). 

Due to Covid disruption, productions following the existing AS briefs published in the Specification will also be accepted until Summer 2022.

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Adaptations 2022

Find out more about Ofqual/DfE’s decisions about adaptations in summer 2022 here, and Ofqual’s decisions about non-exam assessment here.

We will provide advance information about the content of the summer 2022 exam(s) in this subject. DfE has confirmed that advance information will be provided by 7 February 2022 and that the information can be deployed at other points ahead of 7 February 2022 if required. At least a week's notice will be given if DfE decides that advance information will be released earlier than 7 February 2022.

Information about the adaptations for summer 2022 in this qualification can be found below.

 

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A Level Film Studies Specification
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A Level

The WJEC Eduqas specification is designed to introduce A level learners to a wide variety of films in order to broaden their knowledge and understanding of film and the range of responses films can generate. This specification therefore offers opportunities to study mainstream American films from the past and the present as well as a range of recent and contemporary British films, American independent films and global films, both non-English language and English language. The historical range of film represented in those films is extended by the study of silent film and significant film movements so that learners can gain a sense of the development of film from its early years to its still emerging digital future. Studies in documentary, experimental and short films add to the breadth of the learning experience.

Production work is a crucial part of this specification and is integral to learners' study of film. Studying a diverse range of films from several different contexts is designed to give learners the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding of how films are constructed to their own filmmaking and screenwriting. This is intended to enable learners to create high quality film and screenplay work as well as provide an informed filmmaker's perspective on their own study of film.

AS

The WJEC Eduqas specification is designed to introduce AS learners to a wide variety of films in order to broaden their knowledge and understanding of film and the range of responses films can generate. This specification therefore offers opportunities to study mainstream and independent American and British films from the past and the present as well as more recent non-English language European films.

Production work is a crucial part of this specification and is integral to learners' study of film. Studying a diverse range of films from several different contexts is designed to give learners the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding of how films are constructed to their own filmmaking and screenwriting. This is intended to enable learners to create high quality film and screenplay work as well as provide an informed filmmaker's perspective on their own study of film.

In addition to the knowledge and understanding learners gain from their GCSE film study course.

Why choose Eduqas?

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  • An exciting and diverse range of set films
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  • The opportunity to develop film-making and screenwriting skills to explore and pursue creative interests.
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EDUQAS ENDORSED TITLES

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NEW SPEC: WJEC Eduqas Film Studies for A Level and AS 978-1-911208-44-0 Lisa Wardle, Ellen Cheshire, Mark Ramey, Jenny Stewart

EDUQAS NON-ENDORSED TITLES

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WJEC Eduqas Film Studies for A Level & AS Revision Guide 978-1-912820-35-1 Jenny Stewart

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