Pupils will study the Cambridge Nationals Certificate (Level 1/2) in iMedia over the course of 120 guided learning hours. This vocational course focuses on an in-depth study of how ICT is used in the media sector – including in film, television, web development, gaming and animation. Pupils will acquire knowledge in topics ranging from pre-production skills to digital animation, and will take a practical approach to their application.
Over the course of three years, pupils will study a total of four units, each comprising of 30 guided learning hours. Two units are compulsory, and pupils will then go on to take a further two optional units to achieve their certificate, which is equivalent in size to a GCSE. Each of the 4 units is worth 25% of the overall grade.
Creative iMedia at KS4
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Creating Digital Graphics
Storytelling with a comic strip
Understanding the purpose and properties of digital graphics
Creating interactive multimedia products
Review interactive multimedia products
Examination Board: OCR
Unit RO81: Pre-Production Skills
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The three remaining units are assessed internally through a range of relevant tasks, which are set and marked by the Academy and externally moderated by OCR. The tasks will span around 10 hours per unit, with each unit being worth a total of 60 marks (25% of the overall grade).
Pupils can use the IT facilities in the department or the library after school, as well as attend after school support clubs. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.