Creative iMedia

Curriculum Intent

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.

What we study – Topic Overview

 Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5 and T 6
Year 10RO82 Digital GraphicRO82 Digital GraphicRO82 Digital GraphicRO91 Games DesignRO91 Games Design
Year 11Completing R091 (due to lockdown issues in year 10) RO89 Digital VideoRO89 Digital Video(Revision for) RO81 Pre-Production Skills Exam(Revision for) RO81 Pre-Production Skills Exam 

How we assess

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.

Meet the team

Mr Peter Corkish – Teacher of Creative IMedia, Head of Visual Arts, Head of Osprey House

The Dorcan Academy
St. Paul’s Drive
Covingham, Swindon
Wiltshire SN3 5DA
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The Dorcan Academy is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales under company number 07831414. The registered office is St. Paul’s Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 5DA.