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Buxton Community School

Buxton Community School

Film Studies

Head of Department: Emma Batey  (

Key Stage 4


At GCSE students use the key concepts of film to critically analyse a range of texts. They will study one film genre in depth and one set text specified by the exam board.

There are two written exams worth 50% of the GCSE:

• Paper 1: Hollywood Movies: The Superhero Genre

• Paper 2: Films Outside Hollywood: Tsotsi (Hood, 2005)

The coursework is worth 50% of the GCSE. Students will:

• Research and analyse a film of their own choice

• Plan and produce a short film extract

• Evaluate their own production.