Creative Digital Media Production at KS5

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Course ID
Edexcel 601/7467/5
Faculty
Computing
Department
Computing
Level
Key Stage 5 ('A' Level)
Head of Faculty
M. Duraku
Head of Department
M. Duraku

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production

The qualification provides a coherent introduction to the study of creative digital media production. 

By the end of KS5 learners will have developed an understanding of the media industry through analysing media representations in film, tv, publishing and the interactive sector. This will ask learners to explore how meaning, messages and values are constructed through formal and stylistic elements. Students will also have experience pitching and producing their own media projects. Gaining an understanding of the requirements of the planning stage, from finance and logistics to regulations. Before learning the creative production processes for their chosen sector. The course is a great starting point for anyone interested in the media industry, allowing them to pursue a wide range of courses or careers

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 12

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Unit 1: Stuart Hall’s Theory of Representation, stereotyping, Theories of Dyer and Medhurst, audience profiling, narratives, Hypodermic Needle Theory, Mulvey Gaze Theory, Hall’s Construction Theory. External – Onscreen examination.
Autumn 2 Unit 1: Mise en Scene, semiotics and media language, codes and conventions, transitions and camerawork, magazine theory – layout, annotation and connotation. External – onscreen examination.
Spring 1 Unit 4: What is a pitch and treatment (narratives, synopsis, storylines and loglines). Pre-production portfolio. Internal – coursework.
Spring 2 Unit 4: scripts, shot list, diegetic and non-diegetic, characterisation and storyboards. Internal – coursework.
Summer 1 Optional Unit: 10, 13, 14 – film production, digital games production and digital magazine production. Internal – coursework.
Summer 2 Optional Unit: 10, 13,14 – film production, digital games production and digital magazine production. Internal – coursework.

 

Year 13

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Optional unit: 10, 13,14 – film production, digital games production and digital magazine production. Internal – coursework.
Autumn 2 Unit 8 responding to a brief. External – coursework.
Spring 1 Unit 8 responding to a brief. External – coursework.
Spring 2 Unit 8 responding to a brief. External – coursework.
Summer 1 Re-takes for Unit 1 (where applicable).  
Summer 2 ‘A’ Level Examination. ‘A’ Level Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 12

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
YouTube: Media Studies – Bell Hooks’ Theory – Simple Guide For Students & Teachers. Revise Creative Digital Media Productions Revision Guide. Films for stereotyping: Green Book, Mulan.  

 

Year 13

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
YouTube: Media Studies – Bell Hooks’ Theory – Simple Guide For Students & Teachers. Revise Creative Digital Media Productions Revision Guide.    

 

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