Curriculum Leader

Mr Michael Corkill

Awarding Body

OCR Course Specification

Entry Requirements

This course is ideally suited to students who studied the Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia at GCSE level and have met the minimum requirements for study at A level (min 5 GCSEs at L4 or above inc English and Maths)

Why choose Cambridge Techical Extended Certificate in Digital Media?

This course includes refreshing and exciting content, that’s up-to-date, engaging, fit for purpose and suitable for the needs of students in 2020 and beyond. Students will gain the right combination of knowledge, understanding and skills required for the 21st century. Students will gain an understanding of how different businesses and organisations in the media sector work. When it comes to progression or employment, they will learn about the variety of opportunities available and the roles and responsibilities of media businesses and organisations within the sector. This will make sure they develop clear ideas about where they might like to take their career and what progression routes they would like to follow.

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How will I learn?

The course is a modular course. This means that it is assessed at the end of each module.
Students will create coursework portfolios for some of the modules where other modules Unit 1 and Unit 2 are completed through a written exam.

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Digital Media is a subject area that is offered at many Universities. It is a blend of academic study and practical application that can help lead to careers within the creative industries.

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With a focus on the media industry, including the pre-production and planning processes, students will gain understanding of how different businesses and organisations in the media sector work.
This course therefore offers a sound basis for going directly into employment and can also be used as a basis for entry into an apprenticeship, move directly into employment or progress to a related
Higher Education (HE) course.

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Further Course Information:

Students will be provided with many different resources including access to e-learning materials, past papers, detailed notes, revision guides. Students will be expected to work independently to agreed deadlines and must be prepared to take their own notes in theory based lessons. Students should be prepared to use the ICT facilities in school to work on coursework as much of the homework set involves using the computer. There will also be regular after school support classes available.

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