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GCSE (9-1) Film Studies

We have developed a new GCSE (9-1) Film Studies specification for first teaching in England and Wales from September 2017 (first assessment in 2019). We have worked with the teaching community, education professionals and subject specialists to develop the new GCSE Film Studies qualification to meet DfE's subject content requirements.

GCSE (9-1) Grading

From 2017, reformed GCSEs in England will be graded 9 to 1, find out more about the GCSE 9-1 grading scale

Scroll down for the specification, sample assessment materials and reasons to choose WJEC Eduqas GCSE Film from September 2017.

Other Levels AS/A level
Status Accredited
Teaching from 2017
QAN 603/0889/8

Our GCSE (9-1) Film Studies specification has been accredited by Ofqual. The specification is available to teach in schools and colleges in England from September 2017. 

The sample assessment materials include exemplar question papers and mark schemes.

Free GCSE Film Training Courses for Teachers

Book your place on one of our teacher training courses below to learn more about the draft specification and sample assessment materials including assessment objectives, examination structure and other key areas.

GCSE Film Studies Preparing to Teach Course (Spring 2017)


Here is a list of materials endorsed by WJEC to support the teaching and learning of this qualification.

All Course Materials

We offer a range of materials to support the teaching and learning of this qualification.

Subject News

Why choose WJEC Eduqas Film?

Unique qualifications

The established awarding organisation for Film Studies
Over 30 years' assessment and specification development experience
A commitment to diversity and innovation
A broad choice of films for students
Assessment which enables students of all abilities to achieve
Detailed mark schemes with guidance on all films set

Films which foreground filmmakers' creative approach to the medium
Creative work at the centre of the qualification – a choice of either filmmaking or screenwriting
Filmmaking opportunities provided through our Moving Image Awards held at the British Film Institute
Uniform design across GCSE, AS and A level to enable coherent progression

Unique support and resources

Direct access to film subject specialists
Textbook due for publication in Summer 2017
Guidance for teaching resources on course planning and all set films (coming in 2017)

Free face-to-face CPD training courses to introduce the specification
Free, unlimited access to all digital resources
Complete examiner training and support
Support from our regional support team