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.
Long Term Curriculum Overviews
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.
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