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iMedia

This qualification will help students develop specific and transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts. The qualification’s hands-on approach has strong relevance to the way young people use the technology required in creative media.

OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia has 4 components.

R081: Pre-production skills

Students are introduced to a range of essential pre-production techniques used in the creative and digital media, including client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques

R082: Creating digital graphics

Building on the skills and understanding that they have developed in the previous unit, students explore where and why digital graphics are used and the techniques that are involved in their creation. They apply their skills and knowledge in creating digital graphics against a specific brief.

R085: Creating a multipage website

Students explore the different properties, purposes and features of multipage websites. They demonstrate their creativity by combining components to create a functional, intuitive and visually pleasing website.

R087: Creating interactive multimedia products

Students develop their knowledge and understanding of where and why different interactive multimedia products are used and what features are needed for a given purpose. They learn how to interpret a client brief, and how to use time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques as part of the planning and creation process.

Curriculum information

Year 9

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the purpose of pre-production documents
  • Investigate design principles for products
  • Investigate audience needs
  • Design and create a product
  • Understand different modern technologies and their impact
  • Consideration of wider society in creative media

Topics taught

  • Moodboards
  • Mindmaps
  • Visualisation diagrams
  • Legislation policies
  • File formats
  • Cameras and lighting
  • Storyboards and scripts
  • Photoshop
  • Collaborative technology
  • Audience needs
  • Work plans
  • Hardware and software requirements

Year 10

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the purpose of pre-production documents
  • Investigate design principles for products
  • Investigate audience needs
  • Design and create a product
  • Produce pre-production documents with effective planning
  • Understand different modern technologies and their impact
  • Consideration of wider society in creative media

Topics taught

  • Pre-production documents
  • Purpose of a digital graphic
  • Multimedia products
  • Graphical user interface
  • Visualisation diagrams
  • Legislation policies
  • File formats
  • Photoshop
  • Collaborative technology
  • Multimedia interactive products
  • Audience needs
  • Work plans
  • Purpose of a graphic
  • Producing an interactive multimedia product

Year 11

Learning outcomes

  • Investigate the purpose and component features of multipage websites
  • Investigate devices to access web pages
  • Investigate methods of internet connection
  • Plan a site map and visualisation diagram for the website
  • Use tools to create the project
  • Planning and preparer assets needed for the project
  • Review the website and consider areas of further improvement

Topics taught

  • Multipage websites
  • Purposes of websites
  • Features of websites
  • Types of internet connections
  • Planning a multi-page website
  • Interpreting client requirements
  • Test plans
  • Creating the website
  • Legal and ethical
  • Reviewing and improving a multipage website
Link to exam specification Cambridge Nationals - Creative iMedia Level 1/2 Award/Certificate - J807, J817 - OCR
This subject has covered a wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in the creative digital media sector.
Year 10 student