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IB Film Studies at King Ethelbert School

Course description

This course will provide you with the opportunity to examine film as an art form, exploring the evolution of film across time, space and culture. You will study a broad range of film texts from a variety of cultural contexts and analyse how film elements combine to create meaning. You will explore various film production roles and acquire, develop and apply skills through filmmaking exercises, experiments and completed films. 

You will:
- make your own film productions
- analyse film and film sequences
- study film history
- study film making theories with a focus upon films from different countries
- develop creative, analytical and production skills 

Course content

Units covered include:  

Textual Analysis – demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how meaning is constructed through film.

Comparative Study – research a chosen area of film focus, identifying and comparing two films.

Film Portfolio – undertake a variety of film-making exercises in three film production roles. Acquiring and developing practical skills and techniques. 

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 A*-C including English & mathematics


30 % textual Analysis
30% comparative study
40% Film portfolio

Future opportunities

Students who do well at the IBCP are well placed to move into the world of work, Higher or Further education. They will have the qualifications, skills and qualities that are valued by employers in all sectors.

Further information

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 19 October 2016
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