Creative Digital Media at KS4

Course ID
BDTK1
Faculty
Computing
Department
Computing
Level
Key Stage 4 (GCSE)
Head of Faculty
M. Duraku
Head of Department
M. Duraku

By the end of Key Stage 4, students will have learnt how multimedia products are developed to meet the needs of target audiences.

They will have studied how psychometric tests are gathered in the pre-production and feasibility phase of multimedia development. Students will learn how to construct an argument to justify character representation using a range of theoretical models including Todorov and Steve Neale. The curriculum also includes learning the techniques used in all three sectors of multimedia products such as symbolic codes and conventions, camera shots, sounds: diegetic and non-diegetic, crop and texturizing images, and colorizing. These techniques are then used to build a product to a specific brief.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 10

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 C1 Learning Outcome A: Investigate media products, audiences and purpose. Mock essay.
Autumn 2 C1 Learning Outcome B: Explore how media products are created to provide meaning and engage audiences. Mock essay.
Spring 1 C1 Learning Outcome A & B: Review of both outcomes including practical workshops where production techniques are practiced. Teacher observations and written essay.
Spring 2 C2 Learning Outcome A: Develop media production skills and techniques. Teacher observations; practical work.
Summer 1 C2 Learning Outcome A: Develop Media Production skills and techniques. Teacher observations; practical work.
Summer 2 C2 Learning Outcome B: Apply Media Production skills and techniques. Teacher observations; practical work.

 

Year 11

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 C2 Learning Outcome B: Apply Media Production Skills and techniques. Teacher observations; practical work.
Autumn 2 C2 Learning Outcome C: Review own progress and development of skills and practices. Written report.
Spring 1 Preparing for C3: How to respond to an externally set brief to create a product. Mock.
Spring 2 C3 Create a media product in response to a brief. Externally assessed practical exam.
Summer 1 C3 Create a media product in response to a brief. Externally assessed practical exam.
Summer 2 GCSE Examination. GCSE Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 10

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
studiobinder.com;
bbfc.co.uk.
  YouTube: Studiobinder; Piximperfect; The Media Insider. Media Club, Magazine Club.

 

Year 11

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
studiobinder.com;
bbfc.co.uk.
  YouTube: Studiobinder; Piximperfect; The Media Insider. Media Club, Magazine Club.

 

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