Getting Organised

Studying GCSEs with us requires very little in terms of course material, but it is important to have some resources to help you complete classes & assignments.

  • Reliable internet access
    • because classes are streamed, we suggest having a connection speed of 12Mbps or faster
  • A microphone for study groups (we don’t use webcams)
  • A Ring-binder Folder
    • you’ll need this divided into three sections : Component 1 (US Film), Component 2 (Global Film) & Component 3 (Production)
    • keep your completed assignments & booklets in here
  • Lined paper
  • Pens!

In order to study the GCSE Film Studies course, you will also need to ensure that you have the following:

  • Registered with your preferred exam centre
    • we do not arrange exams, however do recommend TutorsAndExams.uk
    • when booking with Tutors And Exams, please state that you are students of Rose Education Consultancy. TeachAllAboutIt has an association with Rose Education and our students can sit exams through this association.
    • exams are to be booked by early February each year if the student is to be taking the exams in the summer of that year
  • The following films on DVD or available to stream (students may choose any of the following combinations):
    • King Solomon’s Mines (Bennett & Marton, USA, 1950) and Raiders of the
      Lost Ark (Spielberg, USA, 1981)
    • Singin’ in the Rain (Donen & Kelly, USA, 1952) and Grease (Kleiser, USA,
      1978)
    • Rear Window (Hitchcock, USA, 1954) and Witness (Weir, USA, 1985)
    • Rebel without a Cause (Ray, USA, 1955) and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
      (Hughes, USA, 1986)
    • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Siegel, USA, 1956) and E.T. the Extra-
      Terrestrial (Spielberg, USA, 1982).
  • One of the following films on DVD or available to stream
    • Little Miss Sunshine (Dayton/Faris, USA, 2006)
    • Juno (Reitman, USA, 2007)
    • The Hurt Locker (Bigelow, USA, 2008)
    • Whiplash (Chazelle, USA, 2014)
    • Me, Earl and the Dying Girl (Gomez-Rejon, USA, 2015), 12.
  • The following films on DVD or available to stream for each section:
    • Section A: one of the following global English language films (produced
      outside the US) must be studied:
      • Rabbit-Proof Fence (Noyce, Australia, 2002)
      • Slumdog Millionaire (Boyle, UK, 2008)
      • An Education (Scherfig, UK, 2009)
      • District 9 (Blomkamp, South Africa, 2009)
      • Song of the Sea (Moore, Eire, 2014)
    • Section B: one of the following global, non-English language films must be
      studied:
      • Spirited Away (Miyazaki, Japan, 2001)
      • Tsotsi (Hood, South Africa, 2005)
      • Let the Right One In (Alfredson, Sweden, 2008)
      • The Wave (Gansel, Germany, 2008)
      • Wadjda (Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia, 2012)
    • Section C: one of the following contemporary UK films (produced after 2010)
      must be studied:
      • Submarine (Ayoade, UK, 2010)
      • Attack the Block (Cornish, UK, 2011)
      • My Brother the Devil (El Hosaini, UK, 2012)
      • Skyfall (Mendes, UK, 2012)
      • Brooklyn (Crowley, UK, 2015).

Your assignments will always be due in the day before your next lesson, so we suggest having a diary to remind you of due dates. Assignments are meant to take time, so please don’t leave them until the last minute!