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Eduqas GCSE Film Studies – Achieving 7-9

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This course will suggest ways to support your students in achieving grades 7-9, through looking closely at the marking criteria and considering what separates the 7-9 from the 5-6 . The course will demonstrate teaching and learning ideas using examination texts and will look at exam style questions and typical answers, scrutinising how they have met the grading criteria.


  • Focuses on the demands of the top band and provides  materials to help teachers prepare students effectively
  • Will closely analyse mark schemes and sample answers
  • Detailed analysis of the demands of different components and examination questions
  • Materials will be provided to support teaching and learning
  • Discussion will be open and informed


Key aspects of achieving 7-9

10.00 – 11.30am This session will focus on what separates the 7-9 answers from the 4-6 and look at common misconceptions of what an excellent Film Studies student ‘looks’ like. We will achieve this by looking at:
  • Key attributes of high level answers
  • How to structure a 7-9 answer for different questions
  • Looking at and completing model answers
  • Scrutinising the language of 7-9 answers
  • Assessing and comparing different answers


11.30 – 11.50am

Supporting students in reaching 7-9

11.50 – 1.00pm Here we will take a closer look at the specification, focussing on how marks are allocated. We will look closely at question papers and what responses examiners are expecting. We will focus on aspects such as:
  • Understanding assessment objectives
  • Comparing the demands of the different components
  • Scrutinising marking criteria in the top band
  • Breaking down questions to ensure 7-9 answers
  • Exam feedback and examiner reports


1.00 – 2.00pm

Approaches to teaching/Sharing good practice

2.00 – 3.00pm In this final session we will discuss teaching ideas that work to support all students and there will be opportunity for everyone to share their ideas. I will particularly focus on:
  • Referencing film sequences to maximum effect
  • How to support the effective analysis of texts
  • Aesthetics & specialist writing and what they mean to 7-9 students
  • Using resources to stretch and challenge 7-9 students
  • The importance of context
  • What 7-9 coursework looks like

Tea Break

3.00 – 3.15pm

Plenary & depart

3.15 – 3.45pm Here will be a chance to bring up any queries, discuss any pressing issues or consider other support that could be offered.


London | Wednesday 19 January 2022

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This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.


Chris Warrington has extensive experience in the current and previous iterations of the WJEC/EDUQAS specifications for Film Studies and has also provided key resources and consultation for the EDUQAS Film Studies specification.

His school has been awarded a Certificate of Commendation for excellence in Production by the EDUQAS board. As a freelance film writer with over ten years’ experience, he has been published in The Guardian, Future Publishing, The Big Picture, Film Stories and more. He is currently a Secondary Head of Film Studies at leading school in Derbyshire.


  • NQT’s
  • New Film Teachers
  • Current Film Teachers


  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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