GCSE 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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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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If you need further information or support, please contact our Professional Learning Team via cpd@wjec.co.uk.

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