Creative IMedia

Course Outline – What will I learn?

Skills

Coursework – You will have to complete two pieces of coursework, each is different and  will allow you to show different skills. This coursework will be completed in lesson time on a computer. The coursework will include:

  • Interactive Digital  Multimedia Products – you have to put all your skills on show and create an interactive digital media product. 
  • Digital Graphics – you will learn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator

These pieces of coursework are completed independently. Pupils receive a client brief and aren’t allowed any help. That means no asking your teacher what to do!  All work must be completed in school under supervision. 

Exam

The exam covers a wide range of different areas of Media and Computer science Topics. There are some longer written answers and some creative ones.

Knowledge

  • You will learn how to plan a project using timescales to make sure that you complete on time
  • You will learn how to properly plan and create mindmaps, moodboards, visualisation diagrams, storyboards wire frames and scripts
  • You will need to work towards a client brief to make sure your product is suitable 
  • You will review what you have made to see where you have done well, and what you need to do to improve
  • You will need to know standard File types and properties for Images, Sounds and video products.  
  • You will need to know about media norms and standards. 

How will it be assessed?

Each piece of work is worth a certain amount of marks. You need to get 60% overall to get a level 2 pass (Grade 4). That’s 120 Marks!

Exam- 80 marks

Digital Graphics – 50 marks 

Interactive Digital Multimedia Product –  70 marks 

What Parents Need to know

Creative iMedia teaches pupils to organise their time to complete projects for potential clients. It teaches pupils a range of IT skills that will help them in the future, as well as allowing them to reflect on what they have produced and make improvements before the final submission. Pupils need to be responsible and resourceful when completing the coursework. They’ll receive a client brief and they aren’t allowed any help. They need to interpret it themselves and produce what they think is required. 

Potential further studies and careers

  • Photographer
  • Working in the TV / film industry
  • Working with social media
  • Working in radio
  • Digital artist 

For more information, please contact A.Grant on info@oakwood.ac

Ex pupils’ experiences

“There is a lot of coursework so you can improve what you have done and you have a good idea about what grade you will leave with before you do your exam.”

“The exam is similar to the coursework so you feel like you know what you are doing.”

“It allows me to be creative on the computer and I really like that.”

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