GCSE Moving Image Arts Tutors

The Profs briefly explore the GCSE Moving Image Arts syllabus and options for further study.

Why study GCSE Moving Image Arts?

It has been said that no art form is more influential or prolific in the 21st century as the art of moving images. The visual mediums of film, television, streaming, and advertising, among others, can influence huge groups of people and shape the way we perceive our world and ourselves. GCSE Moving Image Arts offers students a unique opportunity to develop and nurture their budding skills as film-makers.

What is GCSE Moving Image Arts?

GCSE Moving Image Arts gives students a knowledge and experience of audiovisual language, the art of cinema, and how to contextualise and develop their own creative ideas. The GCSE develops creative and critical abilities in editing, writing, producing, directing and analysing the message and tone of films from a broad range of contexts, cultures, and disciplines.

What is covered in GCSE Moving Image Arts?

  • Developing a critical understanding of the language of film and the role of audience in theory and in practice
  • Researching, investigating, and evaluating the work of other practitioners for creative purposes and intent
  • Displaying an understanding of the genres and contexts of film
  • Experimenting with film-making techniques and processes
  • Managing resources, processes, and equipment at different stages of the production process
  • Creating complete moving images
  • Developing technical competence by using film-making techniques and evaluating the effectiveness of their work as a film-maker

GCSE Moving Image Arts is an applied qualification. Students will demonstrate their abilities in examinations and practical demonstrations.

The course is comprised of three components which are assessed. Firstly, students complete an online exam that is worth 40 per cent of their grade. The examination will feature unseen film sequences, and students will be assessed on their knowledge of film language, their creative production management skills, and their ability to evaluate the impact of film.

The second component requires students to show competence in practical film skills. They will complete tasks over the length of their course in storyboarding, camera work and editing, sound postproduction, and work in stop-motion animation.

The third component requires students to plan and make a moving image product. Students will create a research portfolio that will be assessed. The portfolio is required to contain the following elements:

  • A screenplay and storyboard
  • A shooting schedule and director’s notebook that shows evidence of production research, set design, and production management
  • A 2 minute narrative film or 40 – 60 second animated film

Will I need prior learning?

GCSE Moving Image Arts builds on topics taught at Key Stage 3 and there are no previous learning requirements to study it.

Where can I use GCSE Moving Image Arts?

GCSE Moving Image Arts is highly recommended for students who wish to work in the creative arts or in the film industry. This GCSE qualification shows that students have technical skills, management skills, and creative enterprise, as well as having their own portfolio of work to display to employers and educators.

GCSE Moving Image Arts would be useful to students looking to continue their development in film or creative arts, and studying moving images, media, graphic design, or other subjects in the arts at college or university level. A GCSE in Moving Image Arts could lead to a career in television, advertising, post-production, set design, costume design, or film, but the possibility for creative growth is endless.

Is GCSE Moving Image Arts right for me?

The only person who can know this is you. However, there are people who are available to offer you impartial help and advice. The Profs academic consultancy will provide you with expert advice for your educational path and future career. We can answer any questions you may have as to how to achieve your long term objectives.

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