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Higham Lane School

Higham Lane School

Creative iMedia



What Will You Do? 
The Cambridge Nationals course in Creative iMedia will equip you with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work for or run your own business in the creative digital media sector. From editing images, creating your own original designs for social media, for promotions or even your own publications, you will start at pre-production and develop your skills through practical assignments as they create final multimedia products. Throughout this course you will learn about the project lifecycle from initial client prospective to final productions and evaluation.  Project management is a highly sought after and transferable skill.

How Will You Do It? 
During this course, you will study 4 units, two mandatory and two optional units which will be selected by your teachers based on ability and experience. 
The two mandatory units are R081 – Pre-production skills (this is the exam unit, the exam is usually taken in term 1 of Year 10) and R082 – Creating Digital Graphics. 

The optional units will be selected from the list below by your teacher:
R083 – Creating 2D and 3D digital graphics
R084 – Storytelling with Comic Strips 
R085 – Creating a multipage website 
R086 – Creating a digital animation 
R087 – Creating an interactive multimedia product 
R091 – Designing a games concept 
R092 – Developing digital games 

You will develop cross curricular skills such as project planning, written communication, idea development, working independently and meeting deadlines. 

What Qualifications Can You Obtain? 
The course will lead to a Level 2 Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia which is the GCSE equivalent at grade 4 to 9. Students who make less than expected progress may, at their teacher’s discretion, study for the Cambridge National Level 1 in Creative iMedia which is equivalent to 1 GCSE at grades 3-1. The qualification is assessed as Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

How Will You Be Assessed? 
Exam (25%) Controlled Assessment (75%) 

Please note that this information about the Cambridge Nationals course is based on the course we are currently teaching to our students.  We have recently been informed that this course is due to be re-written with students expected to sit an assessment at the end of the course (which is likely to be an exam) and which will be worth 40% of their final grade.

For further information, please contact your Creative iMedia Teacher, Miss Dixon, Subject Leader for Computer Science and ICT, Mrs Hiett-Jones or Mrs Sahota, Assistant Subject Leaders for Computer Science and ICT


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