Creative iMedia

This vocationally-related qualification takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. It will equip learners with a range of skills and provide opportunities to develop, in context, transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively. The hands on approach has strong relevance to the way young people use the technology required in the modern world.

ICT skills are vital for success in employment and higher education and are among the key transferable skills required by employers. Our Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia helps students with different learning styles and abilities to develop these skills. It aims to inspire them and develop practical knowledge and skills that they will find useful in the future.

What pupils will learn


Key Stage 4


Year 9 R081 – Pre-production skills

  • This is a compulsory unit based on all aspects of planning ICT projects.
Year 10 R082 – Creating digital graphics

  • This is a compulsory unit in which Photoshop is used to edit photographs and images.

R085 – Creating a multimedia website

  • Students will have the opportunity to understand the basics of creating multiple websites through this unit.
Year 11 R087 – Creating a multimedia promotional product

  • Students use a variety of advanced software packages, tools and techniques to create a multimedia product.


How pupils’ learning will be assessed

The qualification comprises 4 units of work. 3 of them are based on your coursework in developing, creating and changing images using Photoshop, developing webpages and the use of multimedia techniques to create a product. There are 3 pieces of coursework and one examination, with each unit worth 25% of the final grade.

Curriculum Narrative 

ICT Curriculum Narrative