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Start date: 01/09/2019 - SGS Filton
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 1 Year
Course length: 1 year
Qualifications: GCSE
Code: 118025
Cost: N/A

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GCSE Film Studies

Full time course


GCSE Film Studies will appeal to students interested in all forms of film: in the past, we have focused on superheroes and non-Hollywood films, such as “Yasmin”. Film is an important and engaging part of many people’s lives. Those who choose to take Film Studies bring with them a huge amount of excitement and enthusiasm for film which motivates them in their course and future careers.

What will I study?

Superhero films, non-Hollywood films and the language of films. Learners can study up to 5 GCSEs as part of their GCSE study programme.

What do I need to join?

Students will normally (but not always) have already achieved a grade 3 (grade D) in GCSE English.

How long is the course?

1 year.

How will I learn?

You will produce two main controlled assessments; one micro-analysis of a film, the other a marketing campaign for a new film.

How will I know how I am doing?

Regular feedback from assignments from your tutor. There are two exams at the end of the course, which count towards your final grade.

What can I do next?

GCSEs provide an excellent foundation to progress into both technical and academic pathways as well as being seen by employers as a key qualification for progressing in the workplace. After GCSEs, many of our students go on to study A Levels and Level 3 vocational programmes at SGS. Entry onto the GCSE Plus Programme will be assessed on an individual basis at an interview and all applicants will undertake initial assessments in English, maths and science.


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Dates & Costs

GCSE Film Studies

Start date: 01/09/2019
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 1 Year
Course length: 1 year
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: GCSE
Code: 118025

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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01/09/2019 31/07/2020 tbc SGS Filton
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