Creative IMedia Y10

Overall Curriculum Goals

The Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia will equip learners with a range of creative media skills and provide opportunities to develop, in context, desirable, transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively. Through the use of these skills, learners will ultimately be creating fit-for-purpose creative media products. The Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia will also challenge all learners, including high attaining learners, by introducing them to demanding material and techniques; encouraging independence and creativity and providing tasks that engage with the most taxing aspects of the National Curriculum.

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Topic Title: 

R081 - Pre-production skills

Topic Title: 

R087 – Creating Interactive Multimedia Products

Topic Title: 

R082 – Creating Digital Graphics

Topic Intent:

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. Planning is an essential part of working in the creative and digital media sector. This unit will enable learners to acquire the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to create digital media products and gain an understanding of their application.

Topic Intent: 

This unit will enable learners to understand the basics of interactive multimedia products for the creative and digital media sector. They will learn where and why interactive multimedia is used and what features are needed for a given purpose. 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 an interactive multimedia product. On completion of this unit, learners will understand the purpose and properties of interactive multimedia products, be able to plan and create an interactive multimedia product to a client’s requirements and review it, identifying areas for improvement.

Topic Intent:

On completion of this unit, learners will understand the purpose and properties of digital graphics and know where and how they are used. They will be able to plan the creation of digital graphics, create new digital graphics using a range of editing techniques and review a completed graphic against a specific brief.

Key Content / Skills:  

LO1 – Understand the purpose and content of pre-production
  • To know the uses for, and be able to explain the purpose and features of a variety of pre-production documents
LO2 – Be able to plan pre-production
  • To be able to interpret client requirements and be able to identify the needs for a project, using a variety of pre-production documents to effectively plan
  • To understand the purpose and audience of a variety of products and how this will affect the final development
  • To understand hardware and software needs, and health and safety and legal implications
LO3 – Be able to produce pre-production documents
    to create documents based on given requirements to be able to interpret, analyse and develop these products for examination purposes To be understand file formats for different types of data
LO4 – Be able to review pre-production documents
  • To be able to analyse and review different documents for their given purposes, highlight strengths and weaknesses and identify areas for improvement

Key Content / Skills:  

LO1 - LO1 Understand the uses and properties of interactive multimedia products
  • Understand  where different interactive multimedia products are used and their purpose
  • Investigate the required hardware, software and peripherals to create and view interactive multimedia products
  • the type of limitations caused by connections, bandwidth and data transfer when accessing interactive multimedia products
  • file formats supported by different platforms (e.g., computer, smartphone)
LO2 - Be able to plan interactive multimedia products
  • Use a variety of pre-production planning methods to effectively plan for a given scenario
LO3 – Be able to create an advance interactive multimedia product
  • To effectively source assets with evidence of understanding of legal requirements
  • To develop advanced products that meet the user requirements
LO4 – Be able to review interactive multimedia products

Key Content / Skills:  

LO1 - Understand the purpose and properties of digital graphics
  • Why digital graphics are used (e.g. to entertain, to inform, to advertise, to promote, to educate)
  • How digital graphics are used (e.g. magazine covers, CD/DVD covers, adverts, web images and graphics, multimedia products, games)
  • Types of digital graphics
  • The properties of digital graphics and their suitability for use in creating images
  • How different purposes and audiences influence the design and layout of digital graphics (e.g. the use of colour, composition, white space and styles)
LO2 - Be able to plan the creation of a digital graphic
  • Interpret client requirements for a digital graphic based on a specific brief (e.g. by client discussion, reviewing a written brief, or specification)
  • Understand target audience requirements for a digital graphic
  • Produce a variety of pre-production products for a digital graphic
LO3 - Be able to create a digital graphic
LO4 - Be able to review a digital graphic

Practical Programming Skills

Throughout all of these units students continue to develop to knowledge skills and understanding for Unit R081, the examined unit. This is sat as a first attempt in June at the end of year 10 with students getting the opportunity to revisit this if necessary, later in the course. We recommend that students focus on getting the best grade possible in this unit to avoid the need for re-entry so that they can focus on their coursework.

Assessment:

Interim assessments are ongoing but students will be given a full end of unit assessment on this topic at the end of this half term. 40 marks (approximately – this will depend on topic content and criteria of questions from the assessment materials available).

Assessment:

Interim assessments are ongoing but students will be given a full end of unit assessment on this topic at the end of this half term. 40 marks (approximately – this will depend on topic content and criteria of questions from the assessment materials available).

Assessment:

The assessment for this unit of work is done via a graded mark sheet.

Students are provided access to this at the start of the course and can monitor their own progress throughout. Teachers can not share marks or feedback with the students as per guidance from the exam board, but generic advice can be given in lesson using the exam board criteria. Students should use the assessment criteria and guidance to ensure that they are on track and meeting all deadlines.


Students will continue to be assessed on elements on R081 through lesson launches and it is advised that they continue to revise at home as much as possible.

Assessment:

The assessment for this unit of work is done via a graded mark sheet.

Students are provided access to this at the start of the course and can monitor their own progress throughout. Teachers can not share marks or feedback with the students as per guidance from the exam board, but generic advice can be given in lesson using the exam board criteria. Students should use the assessment criteria and guidance to ensure that they are on track and meeting all deadlines.


Students will continue to be assessed on elements on R081 through lesson launches and it is advised that they continue to revise at home as much as possible.


In May of Year 10 students will sit the first R081 official external exam. This is externally moderated.

Home Learning:

Home Learning:

Students cannot work on the coursework from home as per exam board guidance.


However, they should be completing all exam revision questions and homework set.

It is strongly advised that students create flash cards after every lesson in preparation for their final exam.

They will also be guided through knowledge organisers which they should use to regularly revise.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Interpreter/Translator.
  • Film/Video Editor.
  • Technical Writer.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Video Producer.
  • Public Relations Specialist.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Blogger.
  • Sound Engineer.
  • Art Director.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Web development.
  • Software development.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Art Directors.
  • Book Editors.
  • Cartoonists.
  • Comic Book Artists.
  • Comic Book Publishers.
  • Comic Book Writers.
  • Desktop Publishing Specialists.
  • Editorial and Research Assistants.

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Art Directors.
  • Book Editors.
  • Cartoonists.
  • Comic Book Artists.
  • Comic Book Publishers.
  • Comic Book Writers.
  • Desktop Publishing Specialists.
  • Editorial and Research Assistants.

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