7 English: Film Studies

Course Overview

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This course is mainly project based and aims to develop students into independent thinkers and learners who are able to drive their own learning experiences.

The focus of this course is film. Most films will be viewed in class meaning that students will need to do most of their assignment work and study outside of the regular class times. The films to be studied will be chosen by the students themselves. Films will be required to show cultural, political, artistic or social significance.

Students plan their own English courses with guidance from the LA that usually maps out a pathway that will guide students through NCEA. Other pathways, exclusive of NCEA, can also be developed.

Students in this course will get a high level of individual support from the LA: one to one support is available online, in class, and through mentoring times.

Course Length
The length of the course is open to allow students to develop skills/learning at their own pace. Students can attempt standards when they feel ready to do so.

Assessment Opportunities
Students will develop their own assessment programme..

Students are expected to develop their own goals within the context of the course.

Please direct questions to george.mackenzie@aotawhiti.school.nz

Courses offered per block.

TitleLA CodeBlockYear
Men and Monsters (Monster Studies)MEGW32021
Speaking of Monsters (English and Psychology)MEGW22021
Philosophy: Cannibals and careLAUB12021
The Future is a NightmareMEGW12021
Philosophy: Language of manipulationLAUB32021