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The Cambridge National in Creative iMedia equips students with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in the technology/creative digital media sector. Working with industry standard strategies and techniques students start at pre-production (research and planning) and develop their skills through practical assignments as they create final multimedia products. This course suits students who enjoy ICT and want to learn more about how they could translate their skills or abilities into the world of work.


The courses comprises four units: R081: Pre-production skills Students are introduced to a range of essential pre-production techniques used in the creative and digital media, including client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques R082: Creating digital graphics Building on the skills and understanding that they have developed in the previous unit, students explore where and why digital graphics are used and the techniques that are involved in their creation. They apply their skills and knowledge in creating digital graphics against a specific brief. R084: Storytelling with a comic strip Students explore different genres of comic strip and how they are created. They plan and create a comic strip to specific requirements, and review the final comic against a specific brief. R087: Creating interactive multimedia products Students develop their knowledge and understanding of about where and why different interactive multimedia products are used and what features are needed for a given purpose. They learn how to interpret a client brief, and how to use time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques as part of the planning and creation process.


Unit R081 : Written examination – 25% Assessed through a 1 hour 15 minute examination paper set and marked by OCR.The examination will take place at the end of Year 11. The total number of marks available for the examination paper is 60.Unit R082 : Controlled assessment – 25% Unit R084 : Controlled assessment – 25% Unit R087 : Controlled assessment- 25%