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Film IB at Impington Village College

Course description

Film is both a powerful communication medium and an art form. The IB film course aims to develop your skills so that you become more adept in both interpreting and making film texts.

Through the study and analysis of film texts and exercises in film-making, the Diploma Programme film course explores film history, theory and socio-economic background. The course develops your critical abilities, enabling you to appreciate the multiplicity of cultural and historical perspectives in film. To achieve an international understanding within the world of film, you are taught to consider film texts, theories and ideas from the points of view of different individuals, nations and cultures.

The IB film course emphasises the importance of working individually and as a member of a group. You are encouraged to develop the professional and technical skills (including organisational skills) needed to express yourselves creatively in film.

A challenge for students following this course is to become aware of your own perspectives and biases and to learn to respect those of others. This requires willingness to attempt to understand alternative views, to respect and appreciate cultural diversity, and to have an open and critical mind.

For any student to create, to present and to study 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 around them, about different traditions, techniques and knowledge, about the past and the future, and about the limitless possibilities of human expression through film.

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.

Course content

Focus is on analysis and construction of film, as well as film theory and film history across the global spectrum.

Entry requirements

There is no requirement for student to have studied Film or Media Studies before.

For the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), a student should be a general all-round student, with at least 7 6-grades or higher at GCSE or level 2 equivalent and have a 6 grade or more in the subject s/he wishes to take at IB diploma higher level or as IB single-subject certificate.

 

Assessment

International Baccalaureate subject grades range from 7 (best) to 1 (lowest).

IB Diploma pass ranges from total 45 points (maximum achievable ) to 24 points (minimum pass with 12 points across higher subjects)

Financial information

Equipment is provided by the College but students are welcome to use their own video recording cameras.

Future opportunities

Film degree; link with English; employment within the media industry; combined with art for an art-based career; business particularly film/media forum

Further information

For more information about choosing courses at Impington International Sixth Form please see Choosing your IB Programme or contact the sixth form sixthform@impington.cambs.sch.uk.

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 27 June 2017
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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    • Impington International College is unusual, to say the least, and is possibly unique amongst state education providers. The chance for young people from all over the world to work and socialise together gives tremendous opportunities for broadening cultural horizons, increasing understanding and challenging preconceptions. Impington International College offers a wide range of courses and programmes: BTECs and, since 1991, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), followed recently by the International Baccalaureate Careers Programme (IBCP). At the heart of all of our provision is the IB mission statement, which aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. We actively encourage our students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. We have a good balance between overseas and UK students who come here to take the IBDP & IBCP and those who follow the BTEC route and others who are attracted by Impington’ s superb reputation in the area of Performance. We want outstanding achievement for all our students no matter what path they choose to follow. Our tutorial system and small class sizes ensure lots of individual attention but we encourage students to be independent and think for themselves. Our alumni are welcomed everywhere from Cambridge or St Andrew’s Universities, to The Place and Italia Conti; from Maastricht or Japan to UCAL. If you are prepared to challenge yourself to the full and if the opportunity to learn in an international environment motivates you, Impington International College will be the right place to prepare you for the next stage of your life.