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IB Film Studies

A IBDP Course

Vision Statement

To inspire students through the medium of film

Curriculum Details

Film is both a powerful communication medium and an art form. The creation, presentation and study of film requires courage, passion and curiosity: courage to create individually and as part of a team, to explore ideas through action and harness the imagination, and to experiment; passion to communicate and to act communally, and to research and formulate ideas eloquently; curiosity about self and others and the world, about different traditions, techniques and knowledge, about the past and the future, and about the limitless possibilities of human expression through the art form.

At the core of the IB film course lies a concern with clarity of understanding, critical thinking, reflective analysis, effective involvement and imaginative synthesis that is achieved through practical engagement in the art and craft of film. This course will be delivered through a variety of teaching approaches, including the construction and deconstruction of film texts, all students are encouraged to develop their creative and critical abilities and to enhance their appreciation and enjoyment of film.

Textual analysis -
The detailed study of film sequences
Film theory and history -
The study of films and film-making traditions from more than one country
Creative process�techniques and organization of production -
The development of creative, analytical and production skills within film-making.
Total teaching hours: 150

How will it be delivered?
� Available at standard level (SL)

� The minimum prescribed number of hours is 150 for SL

� Students are assessed both externally and internally

� External assessment consists of a) the Independent study (rationale, script and list of sources for a short documentary production on an aspect of film theory and/or film history, based on particular films from more than one country), and b) the Presentation (an oral presentation of a detailed critical analysis of a continuous extract from a prescribed film)

� Internal assessment consists of the Production portfolio (a student�s completed film project and its accompanying documentation).

Entry requirements
5 GCSE at 9 - 4 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 4 in English and or Maths
(Students that narrowly miss out on L3 entry requirements can still be accepted subject to decision of subject leader for the chosen course).

Your next steps...
If successful on the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme students can follow a pathway onto university, a high-level apprenticeship or straight into employment post-18.

Curriculum Overview

Code: IB Course (5)
Qualification Type: Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level: Level 3
Course type: Full Time

Cultural Capital

As film students we will be looking into films made around the world, looking at their different cultures and understanding how films are made in other countries. We shall be exploring how different countries construct meaning through the film medium.

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