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Strangford College, Newtownards

Moving Image Arts


Staff:  Mr K Beare (Head of Department)

Exam Board: CCEA   

Our Vision

This is an applied qualification at GCSE Level. Students develop knowledge, understanding and skills through practical demonstration and creating practical portfolios. We aim to bring the Film, Television and Creative Arts industry into the classroom to ensure that students realise that this is a viable career option in Northern Ireland. 

Students work on a range of creative, critical, and technical tasks including the planning and creating of moving image products.  

Key Stage 4

Candidates will study three areas: 

Component 1: (40%) Critical Understanding of Creative and Technical Moving Image Production. This is an online exam (one and a half hours), students will respond to questions and scenarios about: 

  • Film language
  • Genre and representation
  • Creative production techniques
  • Production management
  • Industry contexts  

Component 2: (20%) Acquisition of Skills in Moving Image Production. This will develop five core film-making skills: 

  • Storyboarding  
  • Camera  
  • Editing 
  • Postproduction sound
  • Animation

Component 3: (40%) Planning and Making a Moving Image Product. Students will create a live action or animated film and a research portfolio, based on a stimulus provided by CCEA.

Student portfolios must contain the following: 

  • Research Analysis (including a synopsis) and Evaluation 
  • Screenplay and Storyboard
  • Shot list, a Shooting Schedule and Director’s Notebook with evidence of production research, design development and production management
  • A 2-minute narrative Film (if animated, this can be 40 - 60 seconds long) 
  • This component gives students the opportunity to develop and apply a complex combination of technical skill, management ability and creative enterprise in making their own film  



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