GCSE Film Studies Level 2 (2021 version)

Full Time

About the course

In this subject, you will have the opportunity to explore a broad range of films from around the world and learn through both analysis and creative practical work. Production work is also a central part of this course. You will be given the opportunity to create your own film or screenplay through producing genre- based extracts. You will also have the opportunity to learn video editing techniques.

Course content includes:

  • How films are constructed
  • Film Genre and narrative
  • Hollywood cinema
  • Contemporary independent American films
  • European and global cinema
  • Exploring and creating

Entry requirements

You should have sound writing skills - grade 3/D or above in English Language is essential.

An interest in film, both mainstream and non-mainstream, is also an advantage, together with a willingness to collaborate with others.

Where next?

Studying film at any level will develop your ability to absorb new ideas and to analyse visual, written and audio material.

You will learn key skills and concepts, which will allow you to progress on to a higher-level qualification, such as A Levels, including Film Studies.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

You will be expected to supply your own stationery and you may want to purchase a textbook. You may also be asked to contribute to any courses and visits in which you take part.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


For queries about the course, please contact the course leader: ian.szczebiot@newcollege.ac.uk

For general enquiries, please contact: enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk