Key Stage 4
The Level 2 Certificate in Creative Media focuses on the application of creative media skills through their practical use. Media is now an everyday part of our lives and throughout this course students will have the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of how media is constructed, working in real world scenarios. This qualification also provides students with valuable and transferable skills in research and planning, thinking creatively, working independently and using communication skills. Students do not need to have any prior technical skills or knowledge, but should have an interest in digital media.
|R081: Pre-production Skills||- Based on a realistic brief - First section of short answer questions - Second section is an extended creative response||Exam: 1 hour 15 mins||January (Year 11)||25|
|R082: Creating Digital Graphics||- Response to a brief - Demonstrate knowledge of the purpose and uses of digital graphics - Plan, create and review digital graphics||Centre Assessed Task||May (Year 10)||25|
|R091: Designing a Game Concept||- Response to a brief - Demonstrate knowledge of digital game types and platforms Plan a digital game concept - Design and review a digital game proposal||Centre Assessed Task||May (Year 10)||25|
|Either R085: Creating Multipage Website or R089: Creating A Digital Video Sequence||- Response to a brief - Demonstrate knowledge of the purpose and uses of multipage websites/digital videos - Plan, create and review a multipage website/digital video||Centre Assessed Task||May (Year 11)||25|
Key Stage 5
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production provides a coherent introduction to the study of creative digital media production, helping students develop an understanding of the media industry through analysing media representations and pitching and producing media projects. The course is divided into two mandatory exam units (on media representations and pitching media products) and two internally assessed coursework units. The first of these coursework units focuses on the pre-production planning of a digital media text, whilst the other optional unit allows students to develop practical skills by devising and creating either a short digital film or a playable level of a video game. The course is designed to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, particularly in the media industries.
Head of Creative Media