Subject ICT – Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia
Members of staff Stephanie Lagay, Anna Ridley, Dean Wild
Subject overview

This course allows students with an interest in ICT to develop their skills in a creative environment. Students will design and produce a variety of ICT based products, including digital graphics, multimedia products and websites.

The course consists of 3 controlled assessments (worth 75% of the grade) and 1 written exam (worth 25% of the grade).

Key Stage 4
Content Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Autumn term 1 R081Examined unit

During this term students will learn about the processes involved in pre-production of media products. They will learn about

·         visualisation diagrams

·         moodboards

·         storyboards

·         scripts

·         mind maps

·         client requirements

·         production timescales

·         work plans

·         research

·         target audience

·         hardware and software

·         health and safety

·         legislation

R085 – Multimedia Webpages

In this unit students will produce multimedia websites. Students will use the skills developed from R081 to design, develop and analyse a multimedia website to meet the needs of a client.

During this half term students will complete any outstanding coursework
Autumn term 2 R081 – Examined unit

During this half term, students will prepare for their upcoming examination.

Spring term 1 R082 – Digital graphics

In this unit of work, students will use the skills developed from R081 to design, develop and analyse a digital graphic to meet the needs of a client.

Students sit their examination unit
Spring term 2 R087 – Interactive multimedia products.

In this unit of work, students will use the skills developed from R081 to design, develop and analyse an interactive multimedia product to meet the needs of a client.

During this half term students will complete any outstanding coursework
Summer term 1 R081 – Examined unit

During this half term, students will prepare for their upcoming examination, focusing on areas of weakness from their first attempt.

Summer term 2 Students resit their examination unit if required
Revision links for GCSE course

https://quizlet.com/44129565/creative-imedia-r081-revision-flash-cards/

See class teachers for access to revision materials available on Google Drive.

How can parents support their child’s progress in this subject?

Parents can support by ensuring your child revisits subject matter taught in class on a regular basis. Weekly revision (independent of set homework) should be taking place. Ensuring this happens could make a significant impact on your child’s examination performance. Students may also need to attend regular sessions outside of lesson time, and parental support with this will help your child to achieve the best possible grade.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra coursework sessions/revision sessions are available on a Monday lunch and a Monday after school.

 

Key Stage 5
Content Year 12 Year 13
Autumn term 1 Single – Across the year, students study 2 units of work.

Unit 2

In this unit of work students study the design, creation, testing and evaluation of a relational database system to

manage information.

Unit 3

In this unit of work students explore how businesses use social media to promote their products and services. Students

also implement social media activities in a business to meet requirements.

Double – Across the year, students study the same units as the single cohort and an additional two units.

Unit 4

In this unit of work students study the underpinning concepts and implications of programming languages to design,

develop and test computer programs.

Unit 9 

In this unit of work students investigate a range of project management principles and methodologies and undertake

the management of a ‘live’ or ‘simulated’ IT project from start to finish. This is carried out in conjunction with Unit 4.

Single – Across the year, students study 2 units of work.

Unit 1

In this unit of work students study the role of computer systems and the implications of their use in personal and professional situations.

 

Unit 6

In this unit of work students investigate website development principles. They will design and develop a website using

scripting languages.

Double – Across the year, students study the same units as the single cohort and an additional two units.

Unit 5

In this unit of work students study how data modelling can be used to solve problems. They will design and implement

a data model to meet client requirements.

Unit 11

In this unit of work students study cyber security threats and vulnerabilities, the methods used to protect systems

against threats and how to plan for and manage security incidents.

Autumn term 2
Spring term 1 Single and Double – Students will sit their Unit 2 exam in January

 

Students will continue to work towards their coursework units.

Single and Double – Students will sit their unit 1 exam in January

Double – Students will sit their unit 11 exam in January

Students will continue to work towards their coursework units.

Spring term 2 Students will continue to work towards their coursework units and prepare for any exam resits. Students will continue to work towards their coursework units and prepare for any exam resits.
Summer term 1
Summer term 2 Single – Students will resit their Unit 2 exam in January

Students on both courses will begin preparation for Year 13.

Single – Students will resit their unit 1 exam in January

Double – Students will resit their Unit 11 exam in January

Revision links for A level course

https://www.knowitallninja.com