OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia
Examination Board and Syllabus: OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia (120 GLH) code J817
The Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia 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 Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia 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.
The ‘hands on’ approach that will be required for both teaching and learning has strong relevance to the way young people use the technology required in creative media. It will underpin a highly valid approach to the assessment of their skills as is borne out by what teachers tell us. The qualification design, including the range of units available, will allow learners the freedom to explore the areas of creative media that interest them as well as providing good opportunities to enhance their learning in a range of curriculum areas.
The units break down as follows:
The OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia consists of two mandatory units and two optional units
|R081: Pre-production skills|
|R082: Creating digital graphics|
|Optional units – Students must complete two of the optional units|
|R086: Creating a digital animation|
|R087: Creating interactive multimedia products|
There are no strict entry requirements for students going onto the course. Due to the heavily analytical and mathematical nature of the bulk of the course, this is not a subject that is suitable for students with low literacy and numeracy skills.