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Film Studies GCSE
WJEC provides, and will continue to provide, GCE and GCSE Film Studies qualifications which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both England and Wales
Revised Specification for first Assessment (Award) in Summer 2013
Centres are reminded that they should now be following the revised specification for first assessment in Summer 2013 and then in subsequent years (until further notice). For the key features of the revised specification see Circular No. 7.
CPD Arrangements 2013-2014
Dates for 2013-2014 CPDs, which will be based on the controlled assessment will be published shortly. Feedback on the examination units, Paper 1 and Paper 2, will be provided online. Further details to follow.
2012 Exemplar Material
2012 Exemplar controlled assessment material - including examples of candidates' film extracts - is available to download from WJEC's secure website (Resourcses PDF Download - GCSE Film Exemplar 2012).
2012 CPD material can also be downloaded from the secure website (Resources PDF Download - CPD material).
Case study Notes for teachers on The Wave and Persepolis are also available on the secure website under Exploring Film Outside Hollywood.
Note: a password for the secure website is provided by your examinations officer.
Further resources are available through our online shop.
Exploring Film outside Hollywood (Current Specification)
For Case Study material on the following films, click below:
Uniform Marks (UMS)
Information on how raw marks are converted to unifrom marks may be found in the following document - Uniform Marks.
In order to familiarise students with requirements of the examinations, the front page of the examination paper(s) can be viewed by clicking Paper 1 Exploring Film or Paper 2 Exploring Film Outside Hollywood. This includes instructions for viewing the film extract for Paper 1.
GCSE in Film Studies
The features of the new GCSE are:
- a chance for students to explore popular mainstream films from Hollywood as well as films outside the mainstream,
- opportunities to plan and make film sequences as well as create a range of other film-related material like web pages and film posters,
- assessment through two short examinations (50% external assessment) and three main pieces of internally assessed work (50% internal assessment).
For further information, please contact:
Jeremy Points - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5195
Jodie Mearing-Lane - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5101