In S6, all four hour
history students have to complete a
Study. To fulfill this requirement I invite my students
to research and produce a short documentary film on a
subject of their choice, broadly covering the 'Theme 6.4B
Culture and Society before 1945'.
There are three key
1. Initial research
and planning. Students are assessed on their ability to
identify an appropriate, 'significant' subject for study
and to plan a methodology of how the project will be
completed. See the planning and approval
sheet to be completed and returned.
2. The documentary
film. Completed in pairs, no longer than 5 minutes in
length (not including exposition and credits) using a
range prescribed documentary film making techniques. See
this section of the website for
3. The abstract and
bibliography. In 300 words or less, students must
explain the historical significance of their study, the
method they adopted and the conclusion they reached.
They must also include a list of references of all works
used and cited in the project.
The following are a small selection of
some of the most interesting films produced since the
new syllabus began in 2013. You are invited to view the
films and then vote for your favourite using the online