Studying GCSEs with us requires very little in terms of course material, but it is important to have some resources to help you complete classes & assignments.
- Reliable internet access
- because classes are streamed, we suggest having a connection speed of 12Mbps or faster
- A microphone for study groups (we don’t use webcams)
- A Ring-binder Folder
- you’ll need this divided into three sections : Component 1 (US Film), Component 2 (Global Film) & Component 3 (Production)
- keep your completed assignments & booklets in here (also keep electronic copies of all of your work including any video/audio of your production).
- Lined paper
In order to study the GCSE Film Studies course, you will also need to ensure that you have the following:
- Registered with your preferred exam centre
- we do not arrange exams, however do recommend TutorsAndExams.uk.
- when booking with Tutors And Exams, please state that you are students of JQS Learning and quote the partner reference JQS2023.
- exams and coursework moderation should be booked by the September of the academic year of which the exam is to be sat. This date gives you the cheapest fee for registration. Exams can be booked as late as February of the academic year that the exams will be sat, but there is a higher fee for late submissions.
- Important: Tutors and Exams will invoice you directly for their exam fees and this fee is not included within JQS Learning’s Distance Learning course fee. For information on the latest prices for these companies, please contact them directly.
- students sitting an exam with any other exam centre must advise their tutor at time of enrolment.
- The following films on DVD or available to stream:
- Attack the Block (Cornish, UK, 2011)
- Slumdog Millionaire (Boyle, UK, 2008)
- Tsotsi (Hood, South Africa, 2005)
- Rebel without a Cause (Ray, USA, 1955) and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Hughes, USA, 1986)
- Lady Bird (Gerwig, USA, 2017)
The above films are the ones focused on within the recorded lessons. The student’s are advised to study these films. If they answer questions on other films from the syllabus, their assignments may not be marked.