GCE Moving Image Arts (2016)
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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.
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.