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GCSE Film Studies

Full-time GCSE Film Studies Level 2 | GCSE (9-1) in Film Studies

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 excit...

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16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

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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 that further motivates them in their course and future careers. In this course you will study: Component 1: Key developments in US film Three US films have been chosen for this component: one pair of mainstream films for comparison and one independently produced film. The mainstream films are: • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Siegel, USA, 1956, PG) • E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (Spielberg, USA, 1982, U) The independent film is: • Juno (Reitman, USA, 2007, 12) Component 2: Global film: Narrative, representation and film style Three films are studied in this component, which include an English language film, a global non-English language film and a contemporary UK film (produced since 2010). The three films are: • Slumdog Millionaire (Boyle, UK, 2008, 15) • Spirited Away (Miyazaki, Japan, 2001) • Skyfall (Mendes, UK, 2012, 12)

What do I need to join?

To enrol on the GCSE+ programme, applicants are expected to have a minimum grade profile of 2/3 in all subjects. Applicants will need to bring a marked piece of work to the interview. Entry tests in maths and English (and science if applying to a science subject) are required. The tests are usually held during the taster day.

How will I know how I am doing?

This subject is assessed by one NEA (non-examined assessment) and two exams at the end of the academic year. Paper one focuses on component 1. Paper two focuses on component 2.

Work Experience

You will be required to do a minimum of 36 hours of work experience. This is typically done in a week during term time. The aim of work experience is to provide learners with life experience in writing an exciting CV, to help them discover what full-time employment is like and to help them begin to think of potential career paths.

What can I do next?

Students who do film studies often go on to study the subject further at A-level. They generally have a passion for film and media; as a result, learners progress onto further study/careers that involve media production. This can range from broadcasting to theatre production. Past film studies students have also chosen to be part of our BIPA (British Institution of Performing Arts) branch, which incorporates different levels of performing arts, up to degree level.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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