Creative Media


Head of Faculty

Mr Richard Caranese

Subject Leader

Mr Harold Parchment


"To ignite creativity, discover new perspectives, and flourish as innovative media makers."

This vision statement emphasizes the importance of fostering students' imagination and creativity, and helping them develop the technical and storytelling skills necessary to produce engaging and impactful media. By providing students with a dynamic and supportive learning environment, Creative Media programs can empower them to discover new perspectives, experiment with new technologies and techniques, and flourish as confident, capable, and innovative media makers who are equipped to bring their unique vision to life.

Disciplinary Concepts

  • Explore and develop digital skills and techniques
  • Produce digital products in response to a brief
  • Review and reflect on processes and outcomes
  • Understand the processes that underpins effective ways of working in creative media production
  • Explore the relationship between genre, narrative and representation in media products
  • Extend your knowledge and understanding by deconstruction existing media products
  • Explore media terminology, semiotics, theories, concepts and messages
  • Make connections between polysemic messages underpinning media representations and their related values and effects on wider society
  • Use various editing techniques to create meaning and communicate messages

Big Questions

  • How do audiences interpret media content?
  • How do developers create/design content to engage the audience?
  • Why are the audience and purpose essential to designers and developers?
  • How to maximise the IT resources at our disposal in a given scenario?
  • How to interpret the needs of a given IT client?
  • How can we design systems that are intuitive yet minimise user errors?
  • What is the most efficient way of creating a management information using databases?
  • What impact does social media has on businesses?
  • What is the most effective way of using social media in businesses?
  • How to plan, create and implement the use of social media in a business.

Curriculum Content

Year 10 – Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Creative Media Production

Component 1 – Exploring Media Content

Component 2 – Developing digital media production skills


Year 11 – Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Creative Media Production

Component 2 – Developing digital media production skills

Component 3: Create a Media Product in Response to a Brief


Year 12 – Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production

Unit 1: Media Representations

Unit 8: Responding to a Commission


Year 13 – Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production

Unit 4: Preproduction Portfolio

Unit 10: Film Production - Fiction

Subject Documents Date  
Curriculum Mapping Creative Media Yr 10 06th Feb 2023 Download
Curriculum Mapping Creative Media Yr 11 06th Feb 2023 Download
Year 12 Creative Media 06th Feb 2023 Download