Exam Board: Eduqas/WJEC
Why study Film Studies?
Film Studies is a fun and challenging subject that teaches students how to ‘read’ and analyse film texts from a variety of contexts, including Hollywood Blockbusters, UK films and well-loved classics.
What does the course involve?
There are 3 components to this new course:
Component 1: Key Developments in US Film (exam)
Questions based on your knowledge of 7 US films from 1930 to present day
Component 2: Global Film: Narrative, Representation and Film Style (exam)
Questions based on your knowledge and understanding of 3 Global films
Component 3: Production (NEA coursework)
This component assesses your ability to apply knowledge and understanding of film in producing one genre-based film extract (either from a film or from a screenplay), and one evaluative analysis of the production, where you analyse and evaluate your production
How will the skills that I develop help me in my future career?
In addition to the knowledge and understanding students gain from their GCSE study of film, you will also develop a range of literacy, communication, analytical, production, IT and other transferable skills. Employers will value these skills if you choose not to carry on in the study of Film, and a number of universities, including several Russell Group universities now offer stand alone and combination degrees in Film Studies.
How will I be assessed?
There are two written exams in this course and one Non-Examined Assessment project:
Component 1 35% written exam
Component 2 35% written exam
NEA 30% coursework
The exams consist of stepped questions and extended essay-style questions; the NEA will be based on a Production Brief released by the exam board.
Who do I need to contact?
For more information, please email Mrs Stone - firstname.lastname@example.org