Film Studies

Who's Who?

Teaching Staff:

Mr Evans

Mr Clark

Ms Shinks

Our Curriculum Intent

The Eduqas GCSE Film Studies curriculum is ambitious and designed to give all learners the knowledge and ‘cultural capital’ they need to succeed in life.

The films studied cover a wide range of topics and issues that will give learners opportunities for exploring controversial and thought provoking themes, and for challenging stereotypical concepts. We discuss issues such as: race and racism; social class and social values as well exploring representations of women and teenagers within cinema. Each year we receive a diverse cohort of students who are avid fans of this ever changing art form.

We aim for all of our learners to emerge from the course with critical thinking skills and emotional intelligence that will enable them to integrate seamlessly into a variety of social environments and understand that difference is normal.

Curriculum Overview

Key Stage 4:

Students in years 10 and 11 study a wide range of films, explore the history of cinema and create their own practical piece. The GCSE course is comprised of the following:

Component 1: Key Developments in US Film (35% of qualification)

Component 2: Global Film – Narrative, Representation and Film Style (35% of qualification)

Component 3: Production (30% of qualification)

Key Stage 5:

Students in years 12 and 13 will study eleven core films in total for their examinations. The films span a wide range of years and allow for, and encourage, deep analysis of the texts.

Students will also complete an independent practical production that will allow them to showcase their technical knowledge and understanding of film.

Component 1: Varieties of film and filmmaking (35% of qualification)

Component 2: Global filmmaking perspectives (35% of qualification)

Component 3: Production – Non Exam Assessment (30% of qualification)

Enrichment Opportunities

Wednesday Night Owl Sessions

Film Club (To commence Jan 2023)

How To Support Your Child's Learning
  • Go to the cinema when possible and discuss the films that you have watched.
  • Netflix account
  • Sky Movies
  • Subscription to Empire magazine
  • Talk about films at home.
  • Ask your child about the context of the films that they are studying. If you are unsure about what this means, look it up with your child and please feel free to email me for assistance/guidance/ideas.
Where To Go

Picture House in FACT (Wood Street, Liverpool), Everyman Cinema, Cineworld (Speke), Odeon L1, Harry Potter Studio Tour, Universal Studios (Florida / Los Angeles), Film location days out & Studio tours

What To Watch

Key stage 4: ET, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Attack the Block, District 9, The Wave (Die Welle) & Whiplash

Key Stage 5: Blade Runner, Vertigo, City of God, Pan’s Labyrinth, Amy, Selma, Captain Fantastic, This is England, Trainspotting, Sunrise & Pulp Fiction

What To Read

Empire Magazine

Online Websites


EDQUAS Film Studies

Mrs Ross’ Youtube Channel is an excellent resource for exploring many of our core films:

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