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Eduqas GCSE Film Studies: Complete Guide for New Teachers

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This course is an ideal introduction to all aspects of GCSE Film Studies. Designed specifically for teachers new to the qualification it will offer advice on course structures, approaches to teaching and clear advice on examination requirements.


  • Detailed analysis of the demands of each components
  • Will closely analyse mark schemes and sample answers
  • Suggestions for course outlines and schemes of work will be discussed
  • Materials will be provided to support teaching and learning
  • The demands of NEA will be scrutinised and examples will be looked at across a range of marks
  • Discussion will be open and informed


An introduction to the course

10.00 – 11.00am

This first session will give an overview of the 3 different components of the GCSE course and the different skills required in each section. It will spend time scrutinising key terminology and we will spend some time discussing the texts, considering our familiarity with them and consequently how that might impact on what centres might choose to study. This session will also touch on some of the concepts new teachers might be wary of, such as teaching aesthetics and specialist writing. It will also briefly discuss the role of NEA.


11.00 – 11.15am

Global Film- Component Two

11.15 – 12.00pm

This session will start with an introduction to global film and the intention behind the choice of texts for study. We will analyse sequences from the different films and apply our analysis to exam style questions, whilst discussing which texts are popular with centres and why that might be.  We will also look at various ways to engage students with a range of abilities, through lesson ideas and differentiated materials.

Key developments in US film-Component One

12.00 – 1.00pm

This section of the course requires students to think about how Hollywood is an integral aspect of a film industry that has shaped the world of film. It also tests learners’’ ability to compare texts that have been created in different eras of film-making. With a focus on context and comparison, we will spend time analysing sequences from some of the possible texts and look at how to make these texts relevant to students. As with Component One, we will look closely at the texts on offer, supporting materials and exam style questions and answers.


1.00 – 2.00pm

Creating great NEA

2.00 – 3.00pm

Coursework is worth 30% of students overall mark and is internally assessed. This session will discuss the standards expected for GCSE level coursework by looking at examples and marking them alongside the assessment criteria. We will discuss technical requirements and possible approaches to teaching elements of coursework as well as how best to support the creativity of our learners whilst ensuring they reach those higher grade bands.

3.00-3.15pm Tea Break

3.00 – 3.15pm

Plenary, questions and depart

3.15 – 3.45pm

We will finish the door with open discussion and questions and hopefully will share ideas for success.


Online | Wednesday 20 October 2021

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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


  • 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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