Film Studies GCSE with WJEC/Eduqas

2 Year course

Starts June 2021 for exam Summer 2023

Teacher: Neil Ruckman

Face to Face at AWE Home Ed Club in Waltham Abbey Essex

Course Description. Minimum age is 13 (Or 13 before Dec 2021)

If you would like to join please click here for booking form

Course starts: June 2021

Dates 23 June and 7th July. Please note that Neil will run just the first two lessons online on TEAMS.

Time: 9.30 to 12.30pm 3 hours

Day:  alternate Wednesdays

September 2021 to Summer 2023

Lessons will be run ‘Face to Face’ at AWE Club in Waltham Abbey, Essex. Near Junction 26 on the M25

The WJEC Eduqas specification in GCSE Film Studies is designed to draw on learners' enthusiasm for film and introduce them to a wide variety of cinematic experiences through films which have been important in the development of film and film technology. Students will learn to analyse film according to the academic discipline of Film Studies. They will learn the different parts of film form and how these are used as tools by film makers to achieve their purposes and fit with their aesthetic decisions. They will look at the representation of gender, race, age and class and how the social and technological context has affected films. Students will also learn the skills of using academic language in both their discussion of and writing about films.

For their exams students will choose films from a prescribed list which will result in them studying US mainstream films from the 1950s and the 1970s/80s from the same genre to make contextual comparison. They will also study a US independent film, a non-US, non-British English Language film, a non-English Language film and a modern British film. Students will also make their own extract of a film to fit a specific genre and evaluate their production. This will contribute to 30% of their final mark.

Course information:

Your young people will need the coursebook for this GCSE.

Fees: £10 to £12 per hour, depends on the number of children in the class.

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Disclaimer and notes

Exams are optional and remain the parents responsibility to arrange and book by February of the year your child sits the exam. This GCSE has a coursework element plus 2 final exams. This is not usually available to Home Educators.

We currently have an arrangement with a local school who facilitate this for AWE Club students who have been taught by Neil. Should this arrangement cease to be available due to unforeseen reasons there is a second option which would mean the final exam would be sat at a center in Coventry resulting in an extra journey for families. We will do our utmost to ensure that our current arrangements continue to be available for your children and will keep you informed should anything change. The Coronavirus exam disaster of 2020 has shown us that despite our best efforts we cannot plan for every eventuality. We are in a better position than many private candidates in that Neil already acts in an approved capacity at both exam centers so this year's students have all been able to receive a predicted grade without issues or additional expense. This has been a great relief to parents and students and will give additional reassurances that these new courses will be able to be completed regardless of any resurgence of Coronavirus and any subsequent exam cancellations.