About this course

KS3 – film

Our course

Film studies is a project-based course designed to inspire and equip learners to access, enjoy, understand, create, explore, and share film in all its forms. project-based course. In project-based learning, students learn and develop products for real world application thought engagement with sustained and independent enquiry. PBL courses focus on: –  

  • Approaches to learning (21stcentury skills) transferrable skills 
  • Learning objectives
  • A big question or key concept
  • Regular assessment opportunities 
  • Enquiry questioning
  • Promoting a variety of ways thought which students can demonstrate understanding

The course  is intended as a foundation to support students moving on to GCSE film should they so wish.

The course is designed to support students to explore the key elements of film from a creative, cultural, and critical perspective and through engagement with process, practice, and participation. Areas of learning include the specifics of film, social, personal and collaborative practice, critical personal response, engagement, historical context, and reflective practice.

During the course students develop as confident explores and adventurous creators making their own films across a range of genres and forms including short films, animation, and documentary. The course is highly interactive and practical enabling pupils to carry out a variety of independent activities connected to production, script writing, storyboards, and short film production.

Student progress is measured by both formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments take place regularly and in a variety of formats ranging from group discussions and collaboration, written tasks, quizzes, presentations and film making tasks. Students complete one summative assessment each half-term in which they are required to demonstrate their understanding and creativity by making and marketing a film and evaluating their process and learning in their digital workbook.

  • A short film: ‘There is somebody at the door’
  • Documentary films and film making
  • Animated film
Key information
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3 years
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Online, real-time classrooms, 24/7 access to curriculum
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September and throughout the year
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No exams
About our fees

We have several fee packages and options, with differing levels of commitment to suit most circumstances. In most cases parents have the option to pay in instalments, spreading the cost of the investment.