The Cambridge National qualification in Creative iMedia equips students with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in the creative digital media sector. They start at pre-production and develop their skills through practical assignments as they create final multimedia products.
The department offers a range of qualifications in Computing, ICT and Media. The options meet the choices and future studies for individual students at Heathlands and some students this year are studying for two qualifications at GCSE.
- OCR Cambridge National Level 1/Level 2 in iMedia (Level 2 is one of the 5 GCSEs required for FE).
- Trinity Creative Arts Award: Level 1, 2 or 3. (The Level 3 award has 16 points on the UCAS tariff.)
OCR Cambridge National Level 1/Level 2 Certificate in iMedia
Cambridge Nationals are vocationally related qualifications that take an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. They’re industry relevant, geared to key sector requirements and very popular with schools and colleges because they suit such a broad range of learning styles and abilities. At Level 2 they are equivalent to one GCSE and count as one of the five GCSEs usually needed for 6th Form.
The first component, Pre-production skills, examines the planning and reviewing of media product with consideration of the audience and purpose of the product. The remaining components focus on the student designing, creating and evaluating their own media products through a variety of media representations.
For the Level1/Level 2 qualification students study 2 mandatory units and 2 optional units. The options taken can vary from year to year.
Each unit is worth 25% of the whole qualification.