film studies curriculum map
film studies core knowledge booklet
Film Fact Sheet – Juno
Film Fact Sheet – Tsotsi
Film Fact Sheet – Skyfall
Film Fact Sheet – Slumdog Millionaire
Film Fact Sheet – Dracula
Film Fact Sheet – The Lost Boys
Production brief 2022-2023
GCSE Exam Board: WJEC
You can find the current specifications here
The films studied are:
- Juno (2007) Reitman
- Tsotsi (2005) Hood, South Africa, 2005
- Skyfall (2012) Mendes
- Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Boyle
- Dracula (1930) Browning
- The Lost Boys (1987) Schumacher
As well as clips from a variety of other films
Assessment in Film Studies
During the course, students will be assessed using past paper questions (stepped questions and essay responses) and knowledge tests. Furthermore, students will complete mock exams alongside their other subjects. Some of the course (30%) is assessed via a coursework unit where students create their own short film in response to a production brief; they will also write an evaluative analysis of their work.
Personal Development and Cultural Capital in Film Studies
‘Into Film club’ takes place weekly on a Thursday (after school) where students can watch and discuss a variety of films as part of a National Lottery funded online platform. Film Studies students are prioritised. For more information, visit: https://www.intofilm.
Who Teaches Film Studies
Head of Department: Mr C. Clark, BA (Hons), P.G.C.E, M.A.
Email: cclark followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Mr Clark studied Literature and Philosophy at Essex University. After his B.A. Hons was awarded, he studied for his P.G.C.E. at Middlesex University. He has been teaching since 1999. He graduated with a Masters Degree from Cambridge University in 2015. His degree was centred around researching boys’ underachievement. He has worked in various roles in schools and taught not only English, but Media, Communication and Culture, and Critical Thinking. He is interested in books, film, the media, philosophy, and Arsenal Football Club.
Teacher of Film Studies: Mrs K. Smith B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E.
Email: ksmith followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Mrs Smith studied Theatre and Performance at the University of Hull and completed her PGCE at the UEA. She has previously worked as a stage manager, managing theatre productions in Norfolk and London.