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Film Studies

 

 

The Rickmansworth School  Film Department  is striving to educate students in a basic foundation of film history, theory, and criticism, along with  appropriate  production competencies in film.  Areas of emphasis include critical studies of film in Hollywood, the Uk and other Global communities,  film fiction production (directing, editing, producing, and screenwriting), and non-fiction production (directing and producing).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rickmansworth has a double size film room with editing software of professional status. For example we use the same system as was utilised by the most  recent Jurassic Park (2018)  editing team.  We have a dedicated cinema space to showcase student's work.

 

Key Stage 4 curriculum

We follow the WJEC curriculum, although this is under review.  This involves a study of a wide range of films and a coursework component of film making.

 

Key Stage 5 curriculum

We follow the WJEC curriculum, although this is under review.  This involves a study of a wide range of films and a coursework component of film making.

 

Extra-Curricular and Trips

The department is committed to extra curricular activities to support and enhance the vision of compelling KS4 and KS5 courses and is in the planning stages of a trip to California  (San Francisco and Los Angeles) to visit studios and significant film locations, a film project in Paris with the working title ' 48 hours in Paris', day events to the BFI, and an overnight trip to the museum of Film and TV to include external presenters in animation skills.