The aim of the Creative iMedia curriculum is for all students to feel empowered by what they study, developing both written and research skills and the use of several professional digital software packages. A successful student will develop research skills and be able to create a media product based on the demands of a client’s brief. At the Dorcan Academy an iMedia student will develop skills that will be relevant in the media industry and will also be useful in other fields of employment. They will be able to manipulate complex computer software and work independently to complete media tasks.
In Creative iMedia last year, 60.7% of students achieved grades L2D* to L2M; and 82.1% achieved grades L2D* to L2P.
Three of the four units for the OCR Cambridge National in iMedia require students to submit coursework, and one unit (R081) requires students to sit a written exam. Students complete four units over two years with two units being mandatory, and two being optional. Each unit comprises four Learning Outcomes with between two to eight assessment criteria associated with each one. Assignment briefs have been provided by OCR negating the requirement for internal verification. Students respond to the briefs by creating PowerPoint presentations which are submitted through Teams. The teacher then marks the PowerPoint presentations while referencing the marking guidance found on the OCR website for that particular unit.
Mr Mark Smithers, Media Teacher