iMedia – Cambridge National

Contact: Mr. Tracey, KS4 Lead for Computing 

Why study iMedia?

iMedia equips students with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in the creative digital media sector. They start at pre-production and develop their skills through practical assignments as they create final multimedia products.

What content is studied?

We study the Cambridge National in Creative iMedia specification.  This qualification assesses the application of creative media skills through their practical use.  The ‘hands on’ approach that will be required for learning has strong relevance to the way young people use the technology required in creative media.

The course is split into theory and practical components, with a bias towards the practical elements of media.

How are the students assessed?

  • Unit R093: Creative iMedia in the media industry (Exam)
    • In this unit you will learn about the media industry, digital media products, how they are planned, and the media codes which are used to convey meaning, create impact and engage audiences. Topics include: The media industry, Factors influencing product design, Pre-production planning and Distribution considerations
  • Unit R094: Visual identity and digital graphics (Practical Assessment)
    • In this unit you will learn to how to develop visual identities for clients and use the concepts of graphic design to create original digital graphics to engage target audiences. Topics include: Develop visual identity, Plan digital graphics for products, Create visual identity and digital graphics
  • Unit R096: Animation and audio (Practical Assessment)
    • In this unit you will learn how to plan, create and review animation with an audio soundtrack. Topics include:  Plan an animation with audio, Create an animation with audio and Review an animation with audio