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Film IB S/L (Block A) at Northfleet Technology College

Course description

Film Is an important communication medium, social, cultural and creative art
form. The I.B film course aims to develop students’ interest and understanding of film through exploring a variety of film texts and theoretical readings.                                                                         

Students will have the opportunity to become adept in both interpreting and making film texts and productions, gaining practical experience of professional film production equipment. The course will further develop students’ critical abilities,
enabling them to appreciate the multiplicity of cultural and historical
perspectives in film. To achieve an understanding of internationalism
within the world of film, students will be taught to consider film texts,
theories and ideologies from the points of view of different individuals, nations and cultures.

Course content

Method of assessment: External

Textual Analysis (30%)

Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of how meaning is constructed in film. They do this through a written analysis of a prescribed film text based on a chosen extract lasting no more than five minutes from that film. Students consider the cultural context of the film and a variety of film elements.

Students submit the following.

Textual Analysis (1,750) including a list of academic sources used.


Method of assessment: Internal

Comparative Study (30%)

Students are to carry out research into a chosen area of film focus, identifying and comparing two films from within that area and present their discoveries as a recorded multimedia comparative study. 

Students submit the following.

(A recorded multimedia comparative study-10 minutes maximum)


Method of assessment: Internal

Film Portfolio (40%)

Students undertake a variety of film making exercises in three film production roles led by clearly defined film maker intentions. They acquire and develop practical skills and techniques through participation in film exercises and experiments and the creation of at least one completed film.

Students submit the following.


  1. Portfolio pages (9 pages maximum: 3 pages minimum per film production role, and a list of sources used.
  2. A film reel (9 minutes maximum 3 minutes maximum per film production role including one completed film.


Entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths grade 4 or above, with three other subjects at a C/L2 Pass or above. GCSE/L2 Media would be a benefit.


The course internally and externally assessed. Please see above.



Future opportunities

Possible exit routes: University Degree Level Study of Film or Film Making. Digital Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Editor, Scriptwriter.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northfleet Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 20 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years