Film Studies GCSE aims to build on the students’ enthusiasm and interest in film and develop a wide range of skills (the ability to “read” and analyse film, creative writing, practical film-making, etc…). It covers a wide variety of cinematic experiences, focusing on films that have been important at different points during the development of film and film technology.
Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of key film genres, of how films are structured and organised (narrative structure) and how genre and narrative together can be used to communicate ideas and discuss issues.
Students will study how the key elements of film form (cinematography/camera work, mise-en-scène, sound and editing) are used to create meaning for audiences. They will also produce a coursework production project (non-examined assessment, NEA), requiring each student to apply their knowledge and understanding of genre, narrative and film form in the creation of either a screenplay extract or a filmed extract.
Key Stage 4 – Eduqas/WJEC GCSE Film Studies:
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Yr.10s – Participation in the annual “Into Film Festival” in November.
Each year group – a Film Night in school (Yr. 10s = Summer Term, Yr. 11 = end of Autumn Term). 3 films + pizza.
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