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In 2013, Into Film launched the National Youth Film Festival (now the Into Film Festival) a UK-wide programme of free film screenings and related activities for children and young people. The festival aimed to build on the success of National Schools Film Week previously run by the industry-funded Film Education, which closed in April 2013. Over 246,000 children and young people attended the festival, which featured 132 UK and international films at 1,319 screenings in 407 cinemas. Table 16.1 shows attendances for National Schools Film Week and the National Youth Film Festival. Table 16.1 Attendances at National Schools Film Week and the National Youth Film Festival Year National Schools Film Week National Youth Film Festival 2002 75,490 – 2003 105,392 – 2004 125,761 – 2005 213,794 – 2006 259,964 – 2007 298,586 – 2008 335,733 – 2009 392,452 – 2010 473,000 – 2011 469,000 – 2012 541,744 – 2013 – 246,434 Source: Film Education, Into Film In terms of film and media specific subjects taught in schools and colleges, there has been a 29% increase in the number of students entering GCSE media, film or TV studies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since 2004/05, although numbers have fallen every year since a peak in 2007/08 (Table 16.2). Over 59,000 students entered in 2012/13, around 1% of all GCSE entries. Table 16.2 Entries for GCSE media/film/TV studies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, 2004-2013 Number of media/film/ TV studies entries England Wales Northern Ireland Total All GCSE entries 2004/05 42,483 2,415 785 45,683 5,875,373 2005/06 54,126 2,615 780 57,521 5,736,505 2006/07 62,683 2,874 868 66,425 5,752,152 2007/08 65,693 3,288 842 69,823 5,827,319 2008/09 63,685 3,438 849 67,972 5,669,077 2009/10 63,134 3,705 925 67,764 5,469,260 2010/11 62,915 3,357 1,161 67,433 5,151,970 2011/12 57,451 2,905 1,324 61,680 5,225,288 2012/13 55,005 2,659 1,450 59,114 5,445,324 % change 2011/12-2012/13 -4.3 -8.5 9.5 -4.2 4.2 % change 2004-2013 29.5 10.1 84.7 29.4 -7.3 Source: Joint Council for Qualifications Notes: These numbers, published in August 2013, are provisional and do not include the results from any appeals, declines or late cash-ins. Scotland is not included because of its separate examinations system. 172 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014


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