Develop the creative potential of our pupils by enhancing their appreciation for the cinematic arts.
Enable pupils to develop the creative skills needed for further study or employment in the creative arts sector.
Give the pupils the opportunity to succeed by managing the planning, production and post production of short films.
Mr C Lyons (HoD)
Mrs K McCann
Key Stage 5
We offer CCEA’s GCE in Moving Image Arts which consists of the following units:
Year 13 – AS 1: Foundation Portfolio 60% of AS, 24% of A-level
a statement of intention;
one 3 – 4 minute narrative film sequence or 1½–2 minute animation sequence based on provided stimuli; and
Year 13 – AS 2: Critical Response 40% of AS, 16% of A-level
Students take a 1 hour 30-minute online examination with questions on clips from set study areas.
Section A – Alfred Hitchcock and the Classical Hollywood Style
Section B – Formalism: Early European Cinema and American Expressionism
Year 14 – A2 1: Advanced Portfolio 36% of A-level
an illustrated essay;
one 4 – 7 minute long narrative film or 2 – 3½ minute long animation; and
Year 14 – A2 2: Advanced Critical Response 24% of A-level
Students take a 2 hour 15-minute online examination with questions based on clips from set study areas and an unseen script.
Section A – Realism: Narrative and Visual Style
Section B – Creative Exercise
Section C – Comparative Analysis
Pupils have two reasons for undertaking an A-level in Moving Image Arts. Firstly, if they are a creative individual with an interest in film, they can use the subject to get a good A-level grade. However, as well as developing excellent project management skills (the solo production of a short film is no easy task), some pupils use the subject as a gateway into further study in film and television production. Several past pupils have used this pathway to embark on a career in the local creative arts industries.
Over the years our pupils have succeeded in CCEA’s annual Moving Image Arts awards. Some of the winners are pictured below.