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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The Online Classroom & Term Dates (GCSE)

Accessing your lessons

Each week comes with a set of written information about your course and a recorded lesson for you to complete. This video lesson is available in the course menu.

Lessons are available at weekly intervals to allow you time to complete assignments and revise the content so far. It is important that you don’t rush through the course material as you will need time to practice the techniques that you have learnt.

Live Assistance:

Each week during term times, our distance learning students are invited to a live study group which is run to discuss your progress with your tutor. Although students will be at different points of the course, this is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions that you have and study alongside other students.
The weekly study groups are run every Wednesday between 11am and 12pm and then between 4pm and 5pm. All timings are UK Time. A link to the session is available on your feedback page.

These study groups are not recorded for data protection.

Assignments

Each week you will be set an assignment to complete that covers the course material for that week and previous learning. Assignments are uploaded using the course assignment tool and will be marked and returned to you within 14 days. Please read the Submitting Assignments lesson carefully.

Holidays & Important Dates

Tuition availability is based around term times only. No classes are scheduled in ‘holidays’.

Summer Term (2023): 15th April 2024 – 23rd July 2024

First Exam
C670U10-1 Film Studies Component 1: Tuesday 14th May 2024 (PM)

Second Exam
C670U20-1 Film Studies Component 2: Thursday 23rd May 2024 (PM)

Half Term: 27th May 2024 – 31st May 2024

Autumn Term (2024): Monday 2nd September 2024 – Friday 20th December 2024

Half Term: 28th October 2024 – 1st November 2024

Spring Term (2025): Monday 6th January 2025 – Friday 4th April 2025

Exam Centre Entry Deadline
(For Students Sitting Summer 2025 Exams): 4th February 2025

Coursework Hand In Deadline
(For Students Sitting Summer 2025 Exams): 21st February 2025

Half Term: 17th February 2025 – 21st February 2025

Summer Term (2025): Tuesday 22nd April 2025 – Tuesday 22nd July 2025

First Exam
C670U10-1 Film Studies Component 1: TBC

Second Exam
C670U20-1 Film Studies Component 2: TBC

Half Term: 26th May 2025 – 30th May 2025

Autumn Term (2025): Wednesday 3rd September 2025 – Friday 19th December 2025

Half Term: 27th October 2025 – 31st October 2025

Spring Term (2026): Monday 5th January 2026 – Friday 27th March 2026

Exam Centre Entry Deadline
(For Students Sitting Summer 2026 Exams): 3rd February 2026

Coursework Hand In Deadline
(For Students Sitting Summer 2026 Exams): 20th February 2026

Half Term: 16th February 2026 – 20th February 2026

Summer Term (2026): Monday 13th April 2026 – Wednesday 22nd July 2026

First Exam
C670U10-1 Film Studies Component 1: TBC

Second Exam
C670U20-1 Film Studies Component 2: TBC

Half Term: 25th May 2026 – 29th May 2026

Further dates TBC

Important: Exams should be booked in the September of the academic year that the student will be taking the exams in.