OCR Nationals in Creative iMedia

Qualification: Cambridge Nationals Certificate in iMedia (Pass/Merit/Distinction) (Vocational qualification - equivalent to GCSE)

Examination Board: OCR

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.

R081 Pre-production skills: This first unit underpins the other learning in this qualification. Students will learn about how to plan pre-production effectively including understanding of client requirements and reviewing pre-production briefs. They will use this knowledge in the optional units when they develop their own media products. This unit also provides excellent transferable skills such as project planning which will be useful in a wide variety of contexts.

R082 Creating digital graphics: Students will learn the basics of digital graphics editing for the creative and digital media sector, considering client requirements that they learnt about in R081.

R085 Creating a multipage website: This unit enables students to understand the basics of creating multipage websites. Students will use their creativity to combine components to create a functional, intuitive and aesthetically pleasing website against a client brief.

R087 Creating interactive multimedia products: Now used in a wide range of products, students will learn where and why interactive products are used and their different features. Students will plan and create interactive multimedia products, reviewing their solution against the client’s brief.

Four units of work over two years, consisting of:

· Exam (R081) – I hour 15 minutes; 60 marks

· 3 Coursework Units marked by the teacher and moderated by the Examination Board