ICT & I-Media

Welcome to The ICT & Creative I-Media Department

The department is lead by Mr Brown (Teacher & Primary SENCo) whose main aim is to help students develop skills that will genuinely aid them in the future, whether in terms of going on to further studies or in the workplace.

We attempt to expand on the students existing ICT and Creative Media skills in a way that gives them a sense of the practical purposes of their increased knowledge.

ICT & Creative I-Media

All students attend ICT / Creative I-Media lessons 2/3 times per week. Students use this time to develop the established common set of ICT skills and principles, including E-Safety. They are helped to develop their ability with Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation Software, and Databases as a starting point.

As much as possible though, we try to introduce the students to aspects of ICT and Creative I-Media that they have not experienced in the past. We introduce them to more creative uses of ICT, such as manipulating digital images, creating computer graphics, designing websites, editing video and audio, designing animations and even some programming using Raspberry Pi. All students explore ICT in society and answer "Big Questions", we look at real world issues and discuss how this changes the way we live.

Through OCR and NCFE we have many options available for our students. At least once per week all students in the Academy complete Functional Skills activities, these are planned to meet every students need across the spectrum Entry Level 1 to Level 2. In remaining lessons students either continue with their Functional Skills learning or work towards the Level 1/2 Award/Certificate in Creative I-Media.

The Cambridge Nationals in Creative I-Media equips learners with a range of creative media skills and provides opportunities to develop, in context, desirable, transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively. Through the use of these skills, learners create fit-for-purpose creative media products.

Students learn about a range of media products and audiences. Students have the option to study other topic areas such as photography, animation, radio production, comics, film and television production, game development and game production. These are chosen to best meet the needs and aspirations of our students.  

Trips

Experiencing learning outside the classroom is important to help students develop their understanding of the role ICT and Media plays in society. Trips that take place include visits to: The West Yorkshire Playhouse, BBC Media City (Salford), ITV Studios and Bradford Media Museum.

Links

https://www.ceop.police.uk/ - Child Exploitation and Protection Centre

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/creative-imedia-level-1-2-award-certificate-j807-j817/ - Creative I Media Course

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/by-subject/ict/ - OCR Courses

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/functional-skills - Functional Skills Courses