This webinar is for teachers looking for strategies, support and clarification over what success looks like in the Eduqas Film Studies GCSE. It also disseminates and provides key ideas that can help students to achieve a good pass in GCSE Film.


  • Focussed on identifying the demands of Grades 4 and 5 and providing detailed strategies and interpretative materials that can be adapted to support students.
  • Exploration of materials to identify the key and often subtle areas of difference between Grades 4/5 and techniques to allow students to bridge those grades.
  • Take away approaches with differentiation at their core, applying to a wide variety of students, teacher experience and institutional context.
  • Focused and specific knowledge of advanced exam technique to ensure students maximise their potential from an experienced teacher and film consultant.
COURSE DATES Online | Monday 07 June 2021
  • Heads of Department looking for key takeaway ideas for whole department approaches.
  • GCSE Film Studies Teachers.
  • NQT/RQTs looking to diversify their curriculum expertise.
  • Non-film studies teachers who wish to seek new ideas and support in developing their pedagogy to support students.
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School webinar


2.00 – 2.45pm
GCSE Film – Exam Fundamentals Components 1 & 2

  • Context: what does success look like for you, your students and your school?
  • Exploration: what exam fundamentals need to be embedded in a successful Film Studies Course e.g. filmic structure and cinema as a tool of communication?
  • Continuation: developing responsive methods to allow students to demonstrate their learning in class, in preparation for examination.
  • Comp 1: Grades 4/5 – picking the right pair.
  • Comp 2: Grades 4/5 – teaching the additional study areas e.g. representation in the Non-English language film.

2.45 – 3.00pm
Discussion P.1

  • YOUR Specific challenges + potential solutions.

3.00 – 3.45pm
Planning for success – planning a course with the exam in mind

  • Critiquing feedback from examiners reports to identify potential hazards, common mistakes and areas for academic success.
  • Integrating both fundamentals and examiner feedback into your GCSE Film Studies Course.
  • Techniques and strategies for supporting student responses using both the fundamentals and examiner feedback.

3.45 – 4.00pm
Discussion P.2

  • Sharing of ‘quick wins’ i.e. simple tricks to teach your students to bag easy marks.

4.00 – 4.45pm
Supporting students to achieve success

  • Student centred methods to make that jump from Grade 3 to 4 such as referencing contextual ideology e.g. District 9 as an allegory to Apartheid.
  • Specificity: film-specific exam techniques, strategies and frameworks.
  • What to avoid and how to keep the focus on students showing off their knowledge in an effective manner e.g. avoiding overly descriptive language (don’t just write the plot).

4.45 – 5.00pm
Q & A session

Ian Moreno-Melgar

Ian is a full-time teacher at a large Academy in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. His role of 2nd in English and Head of Film is combined with roles as CPD Presenter and Lead Examiner at a national exam board. He has been teaching Film Studies at GCSE and A-Level for over a decade and is an educational consultant for the British Film Institute, producing resources and hosting study days on GCSE Film Studies. He self-publishes study guides for a variety of the GCSE Film Studies texts and has a YouTube channel and podcast dedicated to the study of film under the title Film Studies Fundamentals.