ICT underpins today’s modern lifestyle. it is essential that all students gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world.

The ICT curriculum is designed to allow all students at Pittville to become confident in using systems that support them in their learning in other subjects and outside of the school. We also build skills and understanding in key computing and media areas such as programming, multimedia and E-Safety. We want our students to become successful, independent learners and prepare them for the 21st century.

At Key Stage 4 students can opt to study the OCR Cambridge Nationals course in Creative iMedia.

The OCR Cambridge National in Creative iMedia equips students with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed in the creative digital media sector. Students learn to create websites, multimedia components such as graphics, animations and videos and learn about pre-production aspects such as storyboarding and scripts.

The Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia course is broken down into 4 units:

Unit

Content

Weighting

R081

Examination

Mind Mapping, Mood boards, Scripts, Storyboards, Work plans, Visualisation diagrams, Health and Safety issues, legislation, research methods and file types

25%

External Exam

R082

Graphics

Understanding the purpose and properties of digital graphics and knowing where and how they are used.

Being able to plan and create a digital graphic for a specific purpose.

25%

Controlled Assessment

R087 Interactive Multimedia Products

Students will research the different types of interactive multimedia products. They will plan and create their own multimedia components for a given purpose.

25%

Controlled Assessment

R085

Web Design

Students will use pre-production planning documents to design and create a multi-page website for a given purpose.

25%

Controlled Assessment

For more information about this course see https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/creative-imedia-level-1-2-award-certificate-j807-j817/

How can parents support their child in IT?

Please talk to your child about the ICT they are learning at school and encourage them to explain their understanding of the ideas to you.

Take time to look at their Teams updates

Support them to meet deadlines for key pieces of Controlled Assessment by asking them about the tasks set, when they are due etc.