Creative iMedia


Creative iMedia is a Key Stage 4 qualification which offers a focus on the media sector, including film, television, web development, Gaming and animation, with IT at the heart. Students learn about a number of key areas in this field from pre-production skills to digital animation motivated by a hands-on approach to learning. Students develop skills across the whole range of learning styles and abilities, engaging in the realistic and practical tasks to produce exciting and inspirational design solutions. It has the equivalance of a GCSE.

Key Stage 4

The course will equip learners with a range of creative media skills and provide opportunities to develop, in context, desirable, transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively. Through the use of these skills, learners will ultimately be creating fit-for-purpose creative media products.

The Creative iMedia course will also challenge all learners, including high attaining learners, by introducing them to demanding material and techniques; encouraging independence and creativity and providing tasks that engage with the most taxing aspects of the National Curriculum.


Digital animation and associated pre-production skills, including; project planning, use of storyboards and mood boards, target audience analysis and testing methodology. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the uses and purposes of digital animation in industry.


Digital Sound and associated pre-production skills including project planning, use of timelines and effective asset gathering, target audience analysis and testing. Students will learn to capture sounds in a variety of formats and re-purpose these sounds for use in their final solutions.


Digital Graphics and associated pre-production skills including project planning, drafting, effective asset gathering, target audience analysis and the need to review the quality of work. Students will learn to make use of a range of assets while considering the legal aspects connected with using third-party resources. They will develop an understanding of the properties and characteristics of a variety of graphical formats and they will develop software skills to effectively re-purpose these for use in their final solutions.

KS4 Assessment & Examinations
Unit R081 Exam unit on Pre-Production Skills
Unit R082 (Digital Graphic editing) mandatory coursework unit which is assessed by the school and moderated externally
  Two further units from a range of 8, chosen by the student