Henry Wise Wood is an accredited IB school that is authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. There are a variety of IB courses available to both IBDP students (take five IB courses) and IBDP course students (take at least one IB course). 


Unique IB Course Offerings

Film Studies 15 hwIB (5-8 credits)

In this introductory course to Film and Animation Studies, students will explore the rich history and traditions in film making, and investigate different methods to create their own projects covering multiple genres using a variety of techniques. Looking at a variety of films throughout history, students will dig deeper into film and animation theories, and then apply them to their own projects. Complete access as well as& a thorough introduction to industry software will be provided, and no previous experience is required. Projects will be created in film and/or animation based on the individual students’ preference, providing students with the opportunity to earn up to 8 credits in the semester. By the end of the introductory course, students will start to identify themselves as candidates for the IB program and will be prepared for expectations for the following level.

Film 25 IB & Film 35 IB SL (5-8 credits)

In this intermediate course, Film 25 and Animation Studies 20, students tackle more difficult themes and techniques used in filmmaking and are challenged to think more critically when working on projects. Film 25 IB SL is the first of the two year IB course in Film Studies SL. Students will commence their IB hours during this course. In the advanced and final course in Film 35 and Animation Studies 30, students will create larger projects in scope that encompass and demonstrate their understanding of the history, techniques and methods studied in the program IB. For the IB assessment, students will have to complete a written documentary screenplay, an oral analytical assessment of a film, and a film production.

IB Courses

Henry Wise Wood is an accredited IB school that is authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. There are a variety of IB courses available to both IBDP students (take five IB courses) and IBDP course students (take at least one IB course). 


Unique IB Course Offerings

Film Studies 15 hwIB (5-8 credits)

In this introductory course to Film and Animation Studies, students will explore the rich history and traditions in film making, and investigate different methods to create their own projects covering multiple genres using a variety of techniques. Looking at a variety of films throughout history, students will dig deeper into film and animation theories, and then apply them to their own projects. Complete access as well as& a thorough introduction to industry software will be provided, and no previous experience is required. Projects will be created in film and/or animation based on the individual students’ preference, providing students with the opportunity to earn up to 8 credits in the semester. By the end of the introductory course, students will start to identify themselves as candidates for the IB program and will be prepared for expectations for the following level.

Film 25 IB & Film 35 IB SL (5-8 credits)

In this intermediate course, Film 25 and Animation Studies 20, students tackle more difficult themes and techniques used in filmmaking and are challenged to think more critically when working on projects. Film 25 IB SL is the first of the two year IB course in Film Studies SL. Students will commence their IB hours during this course. In the advanced and final course in Film 35 and Animation Studies 30, students will create larger projects in scope that encompass and demonstrate their understanding of the history, techniques and methods studied in the program IB. For the IB assessment, students will have to complete a written documentary screenplay, an oral analytical assessment of a film, and a film production.

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CBE Night with the Hitmen is coming up on Friday, Jan. 31. Use the code FUEL and $5 from every CBE ticket sold helps students receive nutritious breakfasts through Fuel for School https://t.co/cdfCwXAKbn #WeAreCBE https://t.co/c8Ij6LJnVa

RT @ABSchoolBoards: The nomination deadline for the Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards is Feb. 1, 2020! Sponsored by ASBA, and co-hosted by the Ministry of Indigenous Relations @Richard4Alberta and @AlbertaEd. Nominate an exceptional student today! https://t.co/KW6dYbX55Z #ABed https://t.co/6449VDYozZ

Join us for the Board of Trustees public meeting today at noon at the Ed Centre or stream the meeting online https://t.co/ISGJKlRlO8 #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/lt9316naxW

Kindergarten registration starts on Monday, Jan 20. New age requirements for this year: Children can register to start kindergarten in the fall of 2020 if they turn 5 years old on or before Dec. 31, 2020 https://t.co/HucOTdtDMG #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/mw8nSFEJJN

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We are planning for all schools to be open as usual during the cold snap. If this changes for any reason, an update will be posted on our website, and parents should watch their email for any updates https://t.co/VP7agviwuy #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/vD32spavwu

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We were saddened to learn that one of our international students was among the 176 passengers aboard the Ukrainian International Airlines flight. Our sincere condolences are extended to his family and friends, both in Iran as well as in Canada.

Congratulations to Dr. Freda Miller, our latest Legacy Award winner! She has made significant contributions to science over the course of her career and is a supporter of public education https://t.co/jkNTb0F6dZ #WeAreCBE https://t.co/J5RX3npTtw