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FaME Conference

This month, A level Film students enjoyed the excellent ‘FaME’ (Film and Media) conference at the Central theatre, Chatham where this year, the theme was ‘Genre’. For the 4th year running, our own students were part of the day, opening the conference with a presentation on the genre of British Social Realism, discussing the politics behind it’s rise to popularity in the post-War period, to how the print media and social attitudes to the working class inspired the ‘New Wave’ in the 1990s-2000s. The class talked about their own set texts in the A level exam – ‘Trainspotting’ (Boyle, 1996) and ‘Fish Tank’ (Arnold, 2009) and how these fit the criteria of realism films. Two of our class, Diana and Emily, also wrote the accompanying article that features in the course booklet.

 We also heard from various other schools, discussing other aspects of film genre that will be of benefit to exam revision and enjoyed other students’ demonstrations of their Media coursework.

The day ended with the classic film ‘Airplane’, looking at how this parodies the genre features of the popular 70s disaster films. Myself and Mr May enjoyed a great day with lovely students and look forward to next year’s event, where Stocky students will again be contributing.

Miss Lockett

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.

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St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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