Curriculum

Creative iMedia

The computing curriculum teaches pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to solve problems. They will learn the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to create programs and systems of their own. As a result, our pupils will become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

Curriculum Overview

Year 7 Year 8
  • Digital literacy – Searching, selecting and digital literacy
  • IT focus – E safety and modelling spreadsheets
  • Computer Science focus – Sequencing/programming
  • IT focus project – Design a basic website
  • Digital literacy – My digital world and networking
  • Computer Science materials – Code cracking, logic gates
    HTML programming
  • Binary code
  • Designing a website using Serif Plus
  • Understanding new software
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Pre-production skills
  • Creating digital graphics

Pupils will be able to choose from 2 of the following modules:

  • R083: Creating 2D and 3D digital characters
  • R084: Storytelling with a comic strip
  • R085: Creating a multi-page website
  • R086: Creating a digital animation
  • R087: Creating interactive multimedia products
  • R088/R089: Creating a digital sound sequence or creating a digital video sequence
  • R090: Digital photography
  • R091: Designing a game concept
  • R092: Developing digital games
N/A – pupils finish this qualification in Year 10

Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: OCR Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs during lunchtime and after school. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.