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We are pleased to announce that our new GCSE Film Studies qualification is accredited for first teaching in 2017.
OCR’s GCSE (9-1) in Film Studies is designed to engage learners with a wide range of films from different cultures and points in history. Learners will be given opportunities to enhance their analytical and creative skills through a study of genre, representation, narrative, aesthetics and film form.
Assessment in Welsh will not be available for this qualification (J527).
Engaging – Our specification has been designed to enthuse learners into broadening their intellectual horizons in a variety of contexts.
Creative – The non-examined assessment is a great opportunity for learners to develop contemporary filmmaking skills and apply their analytical understanding into creative practice.
Relevant and contemporary – In creating these modern new specifications, we’ve liaised with teachers, subject associations, higher education and employers to ensure these specifications offer as much choice as possible to teachers and learners.
Straightforward assessment – These specifications provide clear, fair assessments, which examine relevant, engaging content.
Support and guidance – Our dedicated OCR Media and Film team have a love and knowledge of the subject that we want to share with teachers and students. We offer guidance, both online and face-to-face, to support your delivery of these exciting new specifications.
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Accredited specification for the new GCSE (9-1) Film Studies qualification.
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This guide suggests three possible approaches for delivering the new draft specification.
Editing is a core skill in the analysis and creation of film texts. This lesson element helps learners understand and apply different ways of editing.
This lesson element on the key area of genre encourages learners to recognise iconography and to create their own film poster using conventions.
Read key facts about the content and assessment of the new GCSE (9-1) in Film Studies.
A resource which explores the teaching of contexts, narrative, representation and aesthetics in relation to a non-English language set film.