- Focuses on the making and evaluation of moving image art works from a range of different genres and forms.
- Offers students the opportunity to participate in hands-on digital filmmaking in the classroom and learn technical skills that will enable them to express themselves creatively.
- Provides a complete introduction to digital filmmaking covering skills like directing, lighting, camera skills, editing and sound tracking through the use of state of the art digital IT facilities.
70% of available marks for MIA are awarded for the students’ practical work, ideas generation and development, planning, creating a film product, and evaluating its success.
The remaining 30% of available marks are awarded through an online examination which tests the candidate’s ability to discuss and analyse film through the use of film language.
"Check out the Moving Image Arts Showcase 2014 film (about 7 minutes 20 seconds in) to hear Maryann Maguire talk about her short film. Maryann won first prize in 2014".
- Mr Ciaran Lyons
- Ms Maeve Mulligan
A Level - percentage & (pupils)
|2014||0 (0)||11% (1)||67% (6)||22% (2)|
|2013||0 (0)||33% (2)||17% (1)||50% (3)|
|2012||10% (1)||0 (0)||70% (7)||20% (2)|
Using an initial idea or theme of their own choosing as a starting point, students will be expected to create a complete narrative moving image artwork of their own, working formally and stylistically within the parameters and conventions of a particular mainstream genre or category of moving image art. Students can choose to work in a genre or formal category from within one of the specification’s two core moving image art forms: Film or Animation.
demonstrate knowledge and understanding of film language, forms, conventions, purposes and meanings;
analyse and critically evaluate moving image products and texts in an unseen context;
draw upon the knowledge and understanding they have developed from their own study and practice.
- greater specialisation in developing particular intellectual and practical skills;
- extended development of particular themes, contexts, ideas, issues;
- further theoretical research; and
- interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary work and the opportunity for comparative study and practice.
This unit invites students to experiment with different interdisciplinary stylistic and formal combinations in their work and to appreciate the development of the visual language and techniques of the moving image within a wider context of art and creativity.
Questions 1 and 2 will each contain two previously unseen moving image clips. Clips from both Film and Animation will feature at least once in the overall selection.
In Question 3 or 4 students will be given the opportunity to answer a question based on a set text film that they have will have studied in depth.
|AS||IT1/3 Theory||IT2/4 - Coursework|
IT1: 60% exam
IT2: 40% CW
Data , information and knowledge
The value and importance of information
Quality of information
Validation and verification
Capabilities and limitations of ICT
Uses of ICT - Business
Computer based shopping systems
Uses of ICT - Education
Uses of computers for teaching and learning
School / college administration
Uses of ICT - Health
Scanning, life support
Uses of ICT - Home
Home on-line banking
Human Computer Interface (HCI)
Spreadsheet features and functions
Methodology and Practice
Solution to a problem involving three separate tasks
Analysis of existing data processing activities
Desk top publishing
Compression and storage techniques
|A2||IT1/3 Theory||IT2/4 - Coursework|
IT3: 60% exam
IT4: 40% CW
Choosing a network for a company
Types of network available
The impact of the Internet upon business
Connecting to the Internet
Moral, Social and Ethical Issues
Human Computer Interface (HCI)
Working with ICT
Codes of conduct
ICT Security Policies
Management of change
Management Information Systems
System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
A database project based in an actual commercial context
The ICT Department runs an after school club which is open to all pupils studying ICT in the senior school. The ICT club is intended to introduce pupils to the more demanding aspects (yet fun!) aspects of computer programming which are not covered in normal ICT lessons. For this we are fortunate to have the use of 5 Raspberry Pi computers generously donated by iTeach. One of the main reasons for running the club is so that pupils who are considering a degree programme in Computing will have had the opportunity to investigate this area.