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Year 9

Students in year 9 are beginning the Level 2 Creative iMedia course which includes a mixture of multimedia and ICT practical skills ranging from graphics, game design, multimedia/web design and pre-production skills.

 

In year 9 we are working towards the completion of Unit R092 Computer Games Design which is worth 25% of their final grade in year 11. Students will learn about the software and hardware used in gaming and the planning techniques used in game design for example visualisation diagrams, choosing assets, test plans and work plans. They also learn how to create a game to meet the specific coursework brief; for example they learn how to design and build a game world, how to add and edit characters and objects and how to program the game to work.

 

 

Year 10

Students in year 10 are taking the Level 2 Creative iMedia course which includes a mixture of multimedia and ICT practical skills ranging from graphics, game design, multimedia and pre-production skills.

 

In year 10 we start by working towards the completion of Unit R092 Computer Games Design which is worth 25% of their final grade in year 11. Students will learn about the software and hardware used in gaming and the planning techniques used in game design for example visualisation diagrams, choosing assets, test plans and work plans. They also learn how to create a game to meet the specific coursework brief; for example they learn how to design and build a game world, how to add and edit characters and objects and how to program the game to work.

 

In year 10 we also complete the second compulsory coursework unit; Digital Graphics. The units is also worth 25% and involves students research different types of graphic design products, planning their own graphic and learning to use packages such as Photoshop and Fireworks to create the graphic to suit the coursework brief given.

 

Year 11

Students in year 11 are completing the Level 2 Creative iMedia course which includes a mixture of multimedia and ICT practical skills ranging from graphics, game design, multimedia and pre-production skills.  This year student’s work towards the Pre-production skills Exam which is a written exam worth 25% of their final grade and will complete the final unit of coursework; Interactive Multimedia.

 

The Exam involves students knowing the purpose, use and content of different pre-production documents such as mind-maps, mood boards, visualisation diagrams, scripts and storyboards and they will learn to create these ready for the exam. Students will learn about the legislation involved in creating ICT products such as Copyright and Classification as well as different hardware and software used in the creation of media and ICT documents.

 

Year 13

Students in year 13 are completing the Level 3 Digital Media course which includes a mixture of multimedia and ICT practical skills ranging from graphic design, social media, web design, multimedia and pre-production skills. 

 

This year student’s work towards the Unit 2 Pre-production and Planning Exam which is a written exam worth 25% of their final grade and will complete the final two units of coursework. The final two units are ‘Advertising Media’; where students design an advertising campaign and create this using graphics software and ‘Delivering a pitch for a media product’; where students come up with a new idea for an ICT/media product and plan and deliver their idea to potential investors.

 

The Exam involves students knowing the purpose, use and content of different pre-production documents such as mind-maps, mood boards, visualisation diagrams, scripts and storyboards and they will learn to create these ready for the exam. Students will learn about the legislation involved in creating ICT products such as Copyright, Classification as well as different hardware and software used in the creation of media and ICT documents. They will learn about funding and financial constraints as well as the different file types that can be used for different ICT documents.