Bangor Grammar School

Moving Image Arts


Mr Daire Cunningham

Subject Overview

Pupils have the opportunity to work on a range of practical tasks, including planning and creating moving image products. In studying this course you will:

  • develop an understanding of film language in both theory and practice;
  • develop ideas through investigating and experimenting with filmmaking techniques and processes;
  • develop the ability to manage resources and equipment in relation to film production and to produce moving image artworks;
  • develop technical competence in the use of filmmaking techniques; and
  • evaluate the effectiveness of your own practice.


The Moving Image department has its own dedicated Mac suite. Students learn to edit using Final Cut Cut Pro software and a range of camera equipment.

Key Stage 4

GCSE Moving Image Arts is an increasingly popular option with students. We currently have one class in Year 11 and one class in Year 12. Over the two years, pupils will engage in two practical-based units of work:


  •             Year 11: Unit 2: Acquisition of Skills in Moving Image Production
  •             Year 12: Unit 3: Planning and Making a Moving Image Product


At the end of Year 12, pupils complete the Unit 1 online exam which lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

The exam is divided into three sections.


  •             Section A: Film Language, Genre and Representation
  •             Section B: Creative Production, Management and Industry Contexts
  •             Section C: Comparative Analysis


The examination will feature a range of question types including film language-based questions

with different types of audio and visual stimulus (in Section A), creative tasks and production-

based scenarios (in Section B) and previously unseen film sequences requiring comparative

analysis (in Section C).

Career Opportunities


GCSE Moving Image Arts is an increasingly important subject choice with the development of the burgeoning film industry now operating in Northern Ireland.