GCE Moving Image Arts (2016)

Please note: a Specification Addendum is in place for the 2020/2021 academic year for those candidates completing their course in Summer 2021. View Specification Addendum.

The CCEA GCE Moving Image Arts specification is unique in the UK, giving students the opportunity to develop and refine their creative, technical and expressive skills as filmmakers and explore and analyse film styles and movements from around the world.

Students develop an advanced critical and applied understanding of film language, exploring both formalist and realist styles and techniques taken from a variety of world film movements, practitioners and contexts.

This specification is available at two levels: AS and A2. Students can take the AS units plus the A2 units for a full GCE A level qualification. They can also choose to take the AS course as a stand-alone qualification.

In the AS units, students learn about the Classical Hollywood Style, Realism and Formalism.

Students who continue to A2 are encouraged to further experiment and explore their ideas as creative filmmakers.

The specification has four units:

  • Unit AS 1: Realist and Formalist Techniques and the Classical Hollywood Style: Foundation Portfolio
  • Unit AS 2: Critical Response
  • Unit A2 1: Creative Production and Research: Advanced Portfolio
  • Unit A2 2: Advanced Critical Response.

Current Specification

First teaching: from September 2016
First award of AS level: from Summer 2017
First award of A level: from Summer 2018
QAN AS level: 601/8466/8
QAN A level: 601/8467/X
Guided learning hours AS level: 180
Guided learning hours A level: 360
Qualification level: 3
Subject Code: 5350

Skills developed through our GCE Moving Image Arts

This specification builds on learning from Key Stage 4 and gives students opportunities to develop the Cross-Curricular Skills and Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities. These skills include problem-solving, creative enterprise and the ability to manage complex technical and production processes. Students learn to refine and express their own ideas using a variety of filmic styles and techniques and enhancing their skills as screenwriters, directors, cinematographers and editors.

Students of this GCE may choose to progress to film, creative arts and media-related courses in higher education. This GCE will help to equip students for a career in the creative and digital media industries.

For more information on this specification contact:

Ingrid Arthurs
Subject Officer
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2398
Nola Fitzsimons
Specification Support Officer
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2235

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