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Head of Faculty

Subject Leader

Vision

To develop media skills that will enthral, intrigue and affect audiences in a positive manner

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