Studying Film at GCSE: The New WJEC Specification (paperback) – Jackie Newman, et al

256pp   £17.99   ISBN: 9781906733575   2011

Studying Film at GCSE is an engaging and very student-friendly textbook to support teachers and students of GCSE Film Students and is endorsed by the WJEC awarding body. This book is the most up-to-date resource available, including as it does material that reflects the changes to the specification that come into effect in September 2011. These changes include: nearly 100 pages dedicated to Superhero Movies, a topic that becomes compulsory for examination; new case studies on non-Hollywood films Rabbit-Proof Fence and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Additionally, Studying Film at GCSE provides clear and comprehensive coverage of all the material covered in the course alongside activities to engage students being introduced to this most exciting of disciplines.

Film Language – an introduction to the key aspects of how to ‘read’ a film
Exploring Film – a lengthy section on Superhero films, in which the film language concepts introducd in Part 1 are used in context
Exploring Film Outside Hollywood – detailed case studies of Rabbit-Proof Fence and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Controlled Assessment – pulling together everything that has been learned on the course and demonstrating a practical understanding of film language, production and the industry


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