GCSE Film Studies

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The WJEC Eduqas specification in GCSE Film Studies is designed to draw on learners' enthusiasm for film and introduce them to a wide variety of cinematic experiences through films which have been important in the development of film and film technology. Learners will develop their knowledge of US mainstream film by studying one film from the 1950s and one film from the later 70s and 80s, thus looking at two stages in Hollywood's development. In addition, they will be studying more recent films – a US independent film as well as films from Europe, including the UK, South Africa and Australia.

Production is an important 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 support learners in producing creative films and screenplays as well as enable their production work to provide an informed filmmaker's perspective on their own study of film.

This specification is designed to provide a foundation for subsequent study by encouraging learners to explore, through formal study and their own productions, how films are constructed as well as the role the screenplay takes in the film production process.

Why choose Eduqas?

  • The opportunity to develop film-making and screenwriting skills to explore and pursue creative interests.

  • Support from our regional support team

  • Direct access to film subject specialists
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NEW SPEC: WJEC Eduqas GCSE Film Studies: Student Book 978-1-911208-02-0 Jackie Newman, Dave Fairclough, Kelly Fincham, Julie Patrick

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