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OCR Creative iMedia (Level 2)

Teachers in charge of Subject

Overview

Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia are targeted at 14-16 year olds in a school environment.  They’re available as an Award, Certificate and Diploma with the Certificate being the same size as a GCSE. They use both internal and external assessment and the Certificate is recognised by the DfE Performance Tables.

Overview of Content

R081: Pre-production skills

This unit will enable learners to understand pre-production skills used in the creative and digital media sector. It will develop their understanding of the client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques that form part of the planning and creation process.

R082: Creating Digital Graphics

The aim of this unit is for learners to understand the basics of digital graphics editing for the creative and digital media sector. They will learn where and why digital graphics are used and what techniques are involved in their creation. This unit will develop learners’ understanding of the client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques as part of the planning and creation process.

R085: Creating a multipage website

This unit will enable learners to understand the basics of creating multipage websites. It will enable learners to demonstrate their creativity by combining components to create a functional, intuitive and aesthetically pleasing website. It will allow them to interpret a client brief and to use planning and preparation techniques when developing a multipage website.

R092: Developing digital games

This unit will enable learners to understand the basics of creating digital games and their environments for the creative and digital media sector. It will enable learners to create a playable game from an existing design or brief. It will enable them to interpret a client brief, and to use time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques as part of the planning and creation process when creating a digital game.

Overview of Assessment

  • R081: Pre-production skills – 1 hour and 15 minute exam worth 25%
  • R082: Creating Digital Graphics – 10 hour centred assessed task worth 25%
  • R085: Creating a multipage website – 10 hour centre assessed task worth 25%
  • R092: Developing digital games – A 10 hour centre assessed task worth 25%

Independent learning

Students in years 7 to 9 will be assessed through keyword tests, homework and an end of module test.

Computer Science students in years 10 to 11 will be assessed through regular theory and programming homework as well as end of theory module test.

Creative iMedia students in years 10 to 11 will be assessed through regular homework and assessments in class.

Enrichment and trip possibilities

  • Year 9 trip to Thorpe Park featuring a computing workshop.
  • Year 10 Bletchley Park Computing Museum.  Open to the GCSE Computer Science students

Teachers in the Department

  • Mr T Campbell
  • Mrs J McMullen
  • Mrs M Ryan
  • Mr M Scandling
  • Mr P Chivers