The feature length documentary “More Than A Number” (in development), examines the rote memorization methodology of schooling and the outcome when all this culminates with one score that defines 13 years of school.
It’s the morning ATAR scores will be received by all year 12 students in Victoria. Jordy has recently decided on a course she wants to study and she needs a 75-80 score. Nervously she checks her phone to receive her score. It’s nowhere near the score she needs and it’s devastation all around. Jack is currently debating if he actually needs an ATAR score at all since his dream is to become a musician. Jack will go on a reconnaissance mission to explore the alternatives available to him and along the way he will talk to fellow students who will explain how the stress of exams has affected their mental health.
More Than A Number will seek out innovators in education in order to provide alternative solutions to the current system and explore new pathways in education.