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IB Film Studies at LAT16 Wilmington Academy

Course description

Film Studies allows students insight into new worlds. Films are windows into contexts across space and time, and analysing films will allow you to think critically, create empathy, and reflect on yourself and the world. Studying Film improves creative thinking, team work, and communication. Regardless of what pathway you choose, these skills will serve you well. 

Course content

This course takes two years to full examine three strands of Film Studies  

Textual analysis- the detailed study of film sequences  

Film theory and history- the study of film and film-making traditions from more than one country  

Creative process (Film production)- techniques and organization of production

Entry requirements

In order to study IB Film Studies, students will require a minimum of 5 9-4 grades in GCSE Examinations including English and Maths, with a grade 5 in GCSE English Language/Literature.



This course is assessed entirely through coursework, both externally and internally assessed. This will consist of an independent study of a minimum of two films, an oral presentation analyzing a continuous film extract from a prescribed film, and the production of a film and trailer with accompanying portfolio.

Future opportunities

The skills developed in Film Studies are applicable across any career path: effective communication, teamwork, problem solving, critical analysis, and reflection. 

Many of these careers are competitive, so students are encouraged to seek work experience or to volunteer in order to give them a competitive edge when applying for jobs. 

Careers related particularly to Film Studies could include: broadcast engineer; location manager; programme researcher for broadcasting, film, or video; television/ film/ video producer; advertising director; arts director; marketing; journalism.

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 12 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 years