I-Media

The level 1 / 2 Certificate in I-Media is ideally suited to students with an interest in creative computing and media including pre-production, techniques, digital graphics, creating websites and interactive products. It is a practical IT course.

Students will gain a range of practical skills in IT. They'll explore one occupational area of IT and focus on the system life cycle to design, create, test and evaluate a solution to an IT problem.

Students taking this qualification will:

  • Apply creative media skills through practical activities
  • Be encouraged to be independent, creative and aware of the digital media sector
  • Develop skills in researching, planning and reviewing work.
  • Create fit-for-purpose creative media products

The course content:

  • Pre-production skills: an introduction to a range of essential pre-production techniques used in the creative and digital media
  • Creating digital graphics: where and why digital graphics are used and the techniques that are involved in their creation. Creating digital graphics against a specific brief
  • Creating a multipage website: the properties, purposes and features of multipage websites. Creating a functional, intuitive and visually pleasing website.
  • Creating interactive multimedia products: Planning and creating a multimedia product.This Level 1/2 Certificate in Digital Applications is ideally suited to students with an interest in creative computing and media including pre-production techniques, digital graphics, creating websites and interactive products.

Assessment

25% - Unit one: Pre-production skills (external assessment)

A 75 minute written paper where students will demonstrate their knowledge of the purpose and content of pre-production, plan pre-production then produce and review pre-production documents.

25% - Unit two: Creating Digital Graphics (internal assessment)

Students will work towards the completion of an exam board set assignment to demonstrate their understanding of a client brief and use a range of techniques to create and edit digital graphics.

25% - Unit Three: Creating a Multipage Website (internal assessment)

Students will work towards the completion of an exam board set assignment to combine components to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing website.

25% - Unit Four: Creating Interactive Multimedia Products (internal assessment)

Students will work towards the completion of an exam board set assignment to interpret a client brief and use time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques to help them plan and create an interactive multimedia product.

Progression

Students will achieve a qualification that is relevant to the needs of the industry, placing them in a sound position for progression to further study and equipping them with relevant employment skills. 

Start Date

July 2019

Exam Board

OCR

Location

Northallerton School & Sixth Form College

Course Level

GCSE