Creative Media

Intent:

Creative Media at Fosse Way is a subject that allows pupils in key stage 4 to explore interests they have using computers whilst also enable them to build on skills which will help them in the wider world. Pupils will be able to learn new software and computer hardware, they will also build on their team working, creative and technical skills.

Each student is treated as an individual, and where possible they have the opportunity to explore the coursework units focusing on a personal interest, e.g. creating an animation about their favourite film.

At key stage 4 we expect that pupils who choose creative media option   have had the opportunity to explore their interest in computers and express their ideas in a variety of imaginative ways.

Implementation:

The creative media curriculum follows the BTEC Level 1 Award/Certificate in Creative Media Production qualification.

The qualification is broken down into four coursework units covering a variety of topics under the creative media heading. Currently these units are:

  • Developing Animation
  • Digital Photography
  • Developing Multimedia Products
  • Job Opportunities within the Creative Media Industry

Pupils are given the opportunity to use laptops, iPad’s, digital cameras, animation cameras and virtual reality headsets.

Where possible pupils are given the opportunity to visit places where creative media is present in a real world setting e.g., Motion VR in Bristol

Impact:

When pupils complete the Creative Media course  they feel equipped in a variety of different ICT skills and they will have a greater understanding of job opportunities within the industry.

They will also have developed skills using ICT to communicate and present their ideas which is relevant to so many jobs now-a-days across a wide range of employment.

Pupils will gain the BTEC Level 1 award or certificate in Creative Media Production and can progress to Level 2 or other relevant courses in the future.