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Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia are media sector-focused, including film, television, web development, gaming and animation, and have IT at their heart. They provide knowledge in a number of key areas in this field from pre-production skills to digital animation and have a motivating, hands-on approach to both teaching and learning. Cambridge Nationals deliver skills across the whole range of learning styles and abilities, effectively engaging and inspiring all students to achieve great things.
This course contains all the resources and activities for Year 9 students taking the Core curriculum before opting for Computer Science or IT in year 10
Aims and learning outcomes
The BTEC First Award in Information and Creative Technology is a level 2 qualification designed to inspire and enthuse learners to become technology savvy producers of technology products and systems, not just consumers. They provide learners with:
To achieve the Award you must study 2 core units plus further units to a total of 120 Guilded Learning Hours. The mandatory core units are Unit 1: The Online World OR Unit 2: Technology Systems AND Unit 3: A Digital Portfolio. The two further units will be Unit 4: Creating Digital Animation AND Unit 6: Creating Digital Graphics.
Units 1 and 2 are externally assessed by means of an online test. Units 3, 4 and 6 are internally teacher assessed.
Computer Science is a practical subject where students can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real-world systems. It’s an intensely creative subject that combines invention and
excitement, and can look at the natural world through a digital prism.
The aims of this qualification are to enable learners to develop:
This qualification is designed for learners who are interested in an introduction to the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information, alongside other
fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in IT.
This course is a one A-level alternative, which is usually taught over 2 years (2 units studied in each year).
The units to be studied are;
Unit 1 Information Technology Systems
Unit 2 Creating Systems to Manage Information
Unit 3 Using Social Media in Business
Unit 6 Website Development