Welcome
Week 1 & 2 - Welcome to GCSE Film Studies
Week 3 - Global Film - Introducing British Film
Week 4 - British Film - Industry context genre and structure
Week 5 - Film Studies - British Film - Genre Conventions
Week 6 - Film Studies - British Film - Genre Conventions - Key Scenes
Week 7 - Film Studies - British Film - Genre Conventions - Context and Themes
Week 8 - Film Studies - Global Film - British Film - Exam Practice
Week 9 - Film Studies - Production - Understanding the Construction of Film - Part 1
Week 10 - Film Studies - Production - Understanding the Construction of Film - Part 2
Week 11 - Film Studies - Production - Understanding the Construction of Film - Part 3
Week 12 - Film Studies - Production - Understanding the Construction of Film - Part 4
Week 13 - Film Studies - Production - Understanding the Construction of Film - Part 5
Week 14 - Film Studies - Production - Understanding the Construction of Film - Part 6
Week 15 - Film Studies - Production - Understanding the Construction of Film - Part 7
Week 16 - Film Studies - Production - Understanding the Construction of Film - Part 8
Week 17 - Film Studies - Production - Understanding the Construction of Film - Part 9
Week 18 - Film Studies - British Film - Narrative
Week 19 - Film Studies - British Film - Denote and Connote
Week 20 - Film Studies - British Film - Theories of Narrative
Week 21 - Film Studies - Theories of Narrative - Slumdog Millionaire
Week 22 - Film Studies - Global Film - Social Context
Week 23 - Film Studies - Global Film - Exam Practice
Week 24 - Film Studies - Global Film - Introducing Non-English Language Film
Week 25 - Film Studies - Non-English Language Film - Representation
Week 26 - Film Studies - Non-English Language Film - Exploring Decency
Week 27 - Film Studies - Non-English Language Film - The Ending
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Getting Organised (GCSE)

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
  • Pens!

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.