What will I study?
You will look at the ways in which a variety of films are produced. Films will include both Hollywood and Global cinema. There will a comparison of Hollywood films from the 1950s and the 1980s. A British film, a global English-language film and a global non-English language film will also be studied.
All students will complete modules in Screenwriting, poster design and film sequence planning
How will I be assessed?
External assessment; Written examination paper — 70% of the final mark
Controlled assessment — 30% of the final mark. The controlled assessment consists of writing a 1000 word screenplay in a specified genre.
Where does studying this course take me?
A successful grade at GCSE will allow progression to A level or BTEC courses post 16.
What do I really need to cope successfully with this course?
To succeed at GCSE Film Studies students must have a passion for a variety of films. Analytical skills and the ability to write a developed a coherent argument are also essential for this subject. Students will need to spend additional time mastering elements of the creative process, including ideas generation and writing using screenplay formats
Examination Board: WJEC