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KS4: BTEC Creative iMedia

The new cohort have moved onto the redeveloped course outline J834 which now covers only one optional media based project (Comic creation) and as previous years Digital Graphics as a mandatory. The larger unit Creative Media in the Media Industry drills deeper into Media and the pathways it can lead to, engages with and types. This is then sat as an external examination.


Computing and ICT plays a key part in the education of all children. Society demands a required use of technology, and therefore it is imperative it is taught well within Wilmington Academy. 

Students at Wilmington have the opportunity to apply and develop their technological understanding and skills to empower them to interact with technology and any issues outside of education. A rich Digital Information Technology curriculum equips students to use computational thinking, creativity and practical skills to adapt to the ever changing digital society we live in. 

Creative Media allows students to display a distinctive creative mindset, and create content within a digital environment. The Creative Media course looks at content within Games, Publishing, Audio Publications, Video and Film and Web 2.0. Students will gain a rich knowledge of the tools, techniques, demographic targeting and technical work that goes into creating a digital product

Schedule of Learning

  • Module 1: R093 – Media Industries & Sectors – Theory 
  • Module 2: R094 – Visual Identity & Digital Graphics – Theory
  • Module 3: R094- Visual Identity & Digital Graphics – Theory
  • Module 4: R094- Visual Identity & Digital Graphics-  Internal Assessment 
  • Module 5: R094- Visual Identity & Digital Graphics –  Internal Assessment 
  • Module 6: R095- Characters & Comics – Theory

Schedule of Learning

  • Module 1: R095- Characters & Comics – Theory
  • Module 2: R095- Characters & Comics – Internal Assessment 
  • Module 3: R095- Characters & Comics – Internal Assessment 
  • Module 4: R093 – Media Industries & Sectors – Theory 
  • Module 5: R093 – Media Industries & Sectors – Theory 
  • Module 6: R093 – Media Industries & Sectors – SUMMER EXAM


The course outline is split across three units of study, two mandatory and one optional chosen by Wilmington Academy. Pupils will complete Unit R093 and R094 & Part R095  in year 1 (10) Key stage 4, and R095 Internal Assessment and R093 Examination in Year 2 (11). There will be an opportunity to re-sit any unit not meeting the expected standard. 

  • R093 Creative iMedia in the media industry – (Mandatory) Written Paper Set by OCR 
    In this unit you will learn about the media industry, digital media products, how they are planned, and the media codes which are used to convey meaning, create impact and engage audiences. Topics include: o The media industry o Factors influencing product design o Pre-production planning o Distribution considerations
  • R094 Visual identity and digital graphics – (Mandatory) Centre Assessed Assignment
    In this unit you will learn to how to develop visual identities for clients and use the concepts of graphic design to create original digital graphics to engage target audiences. Topics include: o Develop visual identity o Plan digital graphics for products o Create visual identity and digital graphics
  • R095 Characters and comics – (Optional) Centre Assessed Assignment
    In this unit you will learn how to plan, create and review comics which contain original characters. Topics include: o Plan characters and comics o Create characters and comics o Review characters and comics


The Level 1/Level 2 Cambridge National in Creative iMedia is aimed at students aged 14-16 years and will develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills that would be used in the media industry. 

You may be interested in this if you want an engaging qualification where you will use your learning in practical, real-life situations, such as: 

  • developing visual identities for clients 
  • planning and creating original digital graphics 
  • planning, creating and reviewing original digital media products. 

This will help you to develop independence and confidence in using skills that would be relevant to the media industry. The qualification will also help you to develop learning and skills that can be used in other life and work situations, such as: 

  • thinking about situations and deciding what is required to be successful 
  • exploring different options and choosing the best way forward to a solve problem 
  • exploring and generating original ideas to find imaginative solutions to problems 
  • selecting the best tools and techniques to use to solve a problem 
  • appropriate use of media to convey meaning 
  • use of planning techniques to complete tasks in an organised way which meet deadlines. 

This qualification will complement other learning that you are completing for GCSEs or vocational qualifications at Key Stage 4 and help to prepare you for further study. 


For more information, please read our assessment recording and reporting cycle.

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