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Film (IB Higher & Standard Level) at Bexley Grammar School

Course description

This subject will be offered at both Standard and Higher Levels.

Through the study of film texts and exercises in film-making and analysis, the course explores film history, theory and socio-economic background. The course will develop students’ critical abilities, enabling them to appreciate the multiplicity of cultural and historical perspectives in film.

Students will also develop the organisational and technical skills needed to express themselves creatively in film. This course emphasizes the importance of working both individually and as a member of a team.

Course content

Students will also develop the organisational and technical skills needed to express themselves creatively in film. This course emphasizes the importance of working both individually and as a member of a team.

The Film course syllabus at Standard Level and Higher Level consists of three compulsory parts:

Part 1: Textual Analysis
The detailed study of film sequences

Part 2: Film Theory and History
The study of films and film-making traditions from more than one country

Part 3: Creative Process ~ Techniques and Organisation of Production
The development of creative, analytic and production skills within film-making

Assessment

Standard Level [Higher Level]

External assessment (50%)
Independent study – 8-10 page [12-15 page] documentary script on any aspect of film theory/history based on a minimum of 2 [4] films (25%)

Presentation – 10 [15] minute oral presentation of a critical analysis of an extract from a prescribed film.

Internal assessment (50%)
Production portfolio – One completed 4-5 [6-7 + 40-60 second trailer] film project, with accompanying written documentation

Further information

Any questions ~ please see Mr Griffin

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bexley Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2016
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