Creative i-Media

Departmental approach to the curriculum

This is a vocational option that tasks students with creating pieces of work to a client brief for a given purpose. Lessons are practical with class-led learning. Students are then given opportunities to work in groups  collaboratively to implement these ideas. 

The course itself has four units, three of which are assessed as pieces of coursework and one as an internal exam.

Due to the nature of this subject it is assessed as Pass, Merit and Distinction and is classed as an equivalent to the more traditional GCSE.


Year 10 and 11

Creative iMedia Certificate

The Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia will equip learners with a range of creative media skills and provide opportunities to develop, in context, desirable, transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively. Through the use of these skills, learners will ultimately be creating fit-for-purpose creative media products. 

Building upon the skills learnt during Key Stage 3 students work through the stages of a project, analysing, designing, creating and testing a solution to a given problem. All tasks are set by OCR. These projects look at using software such as Audacity (Sound Editing), Digital Images (Photoshop) and Web Development. 

Please note this Qualification is subject to recognition from Ofqual in 2020 performance tables.

Long Term Curriculum Overviews

'The Big Picture' Curriculum Map

'The Big Picture' Curriculum Map

This document will provide a visual overview of the department's curriculum from Key Stages 3 to 5. This is in a student-friendly format to support them in their understanding the of the department's curriculum. 


Department Assessment Matrix

This document will provide an overview for assessment for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.


Key Stage 3 Judgement Descriptors

This document will give you an overview of the criteria for Emerging, Developing, Secure and Mastery judgements at KS3 for this subject.

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