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WJEC GCSE Film Studies Controlled Assessment Unit 2: Exploring and Creating

Rob Miller | Friday February 07, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Hot Entries, Key Concepts, Audience, Film Language, Representation

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Students need to produce one Film Exploration and one Production broken into:

Film Exploration (must be the same film for both tasks)

  • Industry Research: 10 Marks
  • Micro Analysis: 20 Marks


  • Pitch: 10 Marks
  • Pre Production: 20 Marks
  • Production: 30 Marks
  • Evaluative Analysis: 10 Marks

Total: 100 Marks:  50% of GCSE


. The Controlled Assessment

must not

be based on the examined topic, 2013-2015: The Superhero Genre.

WJEC say:

“The work is designed to draw on candidates’ personal experiences of consuming and responding to film and to allow them to demonstrate understanding through creative production work?

Controlled Assessment Supervision

  • High/Formal Control – evidenced by WJEC prescribed Task Setting
  • Medium/Informal Control – task taking: teachers may provide support for research preparation and evaluation through group and class approaches to topics and tasks. Work must be authenticated on Cover Sheets and teachers may provide indicative feedback (ways in which the work could be developed or improved) and provide feedback on progress to date. Teachers are responsible for ensuring plagiarism does not take place and that sources are clearly recorded. The detailed correction and annotation of work is prohibited. Apart from research and planning, controlled assessment task taking must only be undertaken in the allotted time slots and taken in and given out at the start of each session.
  • Low/Limited Control – research and preparation may be undertaken with limited supervision and students need not be under the direct supervision of staff.

Individual Film Exploration: Recommended Timescale 6 Weeks

WJEC say:

“Candidates must complete the film exploration, with the exception of research and viewing of the extract, under informal supervision. Teachers may provide support for research and viewing through group and class approaches. Both candidates and teachers must authenticate work on the...

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