GCSE Moving Image Arts (2017)
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The CCEA GCSE Moving Image Arts specification is unique in the UK, giving students the opportunity to develop audiovisual literacy and creativity through hands-on learning in the craft of moving image arts.
Students develop a broad critical understanding of film language, narrative, representation and audience in both theory and practice. They investigate films from a variety of genres and contexts, demonstrating the ability to analyse and evaluate creative purpose. They also experiment with a range of film-making techniques, including animation, and create their own complete moving image portfolios. Students acquire a range of skills on this course such as leading and working with teams and managing resources and creative processes independently, with initiative and creative enterprise.
This specification is a linear qualification: students take all the assessment at the end of the course.
The specification has three components:
- Component 1: Critical Understanding of Creative and Technical Moving Image Production
- Component 2: Acquisition of Skills in Moving Image Production
- Component 3: Planning and Making a Moving Image Product.
Skills developed through our GCSE Moving Image Arts
This specification supports the Northern Ireland Curriculum at Key Stage 4 and gives students further opportunities to achieve their potential and develop skills for life. These skills include problem-solving, creative enterprise and the ability to manage complex technical and production processes. Students learn to generate and develop their own ideas into finished film products, acquiring the skills of screenwriter, director, cinematographer and editor.
Students of this GCSE may choose to progress to our GCE Moving Image Arts qualification. This GCSE will help to equip students for a career in the creative and digital media industries.