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ICT: Creative iMedia & BTEC Tech Award (Optional)

 

Year 9 and 10

BTEC Tech Award

During Year 9 and 10, students will studying ICT will follow the cousrse call BTEC Tech Award.

Designed specifically for schools, BTEC Tech Awards are brand new Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications. Complementing GCSEs and providing a first glimpse into a professional sector, these qualifications assess students through scenario-based external assessments rather than traditional exam formats.

The course is made up of three components: two that are internally assessed and one that’s externally assessed.

 

 

 

 Autumn Term

 Component 1: Explore Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques

Aim: how to project plan the design and development of a user interface

Assessment: internally assessed assignment(s)

Weighting: 30% of total course

During Component 1, students will:

  • explore user interface design and development principles
  • investigate how to use project planning techniques to manage a digital project
  • discover how to develop and review a digital user interface.

 Spring Term

 Component 2: Develop Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data

Aim: process and interpret data and draw conclusions

Assessment: internally assessed assignment(s)

Weighting: 30% of total course

During Component 2, students will:

  • explore how data impacts on individuals and organisations
  • draw conclusions and make recommendations on data intelligence
  • develop a dashboard using data manipulation tools.

 Summer Term

 Component 3: Apply Effective Digital Working Practices

Aim: explore how organisations use digital systems and the wider implications associated with their use

Assessment: scenario-based external 1hr 30 min written exam where students demonstrate their knowledge to propose digital solutions to realistic situations.

Weighting: 40% of total course

To achieve this aim, students will:

  • explore how modern information technology is evolving
  • consider legal and ethical issues in data and information sharing
  • understand what cyber security is and how to safeguard against it.

 

Year 11

What will pupils study this year?

Creative iMedia

This vocationally-related qualification takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. It will equip learners with a range of skills and provide opportunities to develop, in context, transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively.

The hands on approach has strong relevance to the way young people use the technology required in creative media.

75% of this course consists of controlled assessment which is carried out in class through the completion of three units. The remaining 25% of the marks are available from an exam taken either in January or June. The exam will enable learners to understand pre-production skills used in the creative and digital media sector.

Students currently in Year 11 are in the final year of the GCSE Creative iMedia course and will complete the following;

 

 

 

 Autumn Term

 R087 (LO3 & LO4)

 Students will create an interactive multimedia product by creating assets to be used. They will learn how to save in different formats and why this is important. Students will review the interactive multimedia product they have created and identify what could be improved and further developed.

 R088 (LO1) 

 Students will be introduced to the use of digital audio across media sectors. They will explore the properties of sounds and identify the limitations relating to audio recording. They will record the findings in a report.

 R088 (LO2)

 Students will be introduced to different equipment and software’s to help them plan a digital sound sequence. They will produce planning documents. They will learn about legislation and target audience requirements which will help aid planning.

 Spring Term

 R088 (LO3 & LO4)

 Students will be introduced to a range of tools and techniques which will help them create assets to use in a digital sound sequence. They will learn how to save in different formats and why this is important. 

 Students will review the digital sound sequence they have created and identify what could be improved and further developed.

 Summer Term

 R081 (Exam Revision)

 Revision will also take place for the final exam which will include completion of a series of past papers and tasks. Main content to cover is mood boards, visualisation diagrams, story boards, mind maps, producing work plans, Legislation, file formats, analysing research.