The IB Diploma Programme Film course aims to develop students’ skills so that they become adept in both interpreting and making film texts. Through the study and analysis of film texts and exercises in film-making, the course explores film history, theory and socio-economic background. The course develops students’ critical abilities, enabling them to appreciate the multiplicity of cultural and historical perspectives in film. Students also develop the professional and technical skills to express themselves creatively in film.
The course requires willingness to attempt to understand alternative views, to respect and appreciate cultural diversity, and to have an open and critical mind. In addition, the course is designed to promote:
- an appreciation and understanding of film as a complex art form
- an ability to formulate stories and ideas in film terms
- the practical and technical skills of production
- critical evaluation of film productions by the student and by others
A combination of coursework assignments and end of year examinations
4 GCSEs grades at 4 including English.
Students can progress on to university to study film or media, or use it progress onto an apprenticeship or employment.