ICT & I-Media

Welcome to The Department

The department is lead by Mr Brown 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 study and 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 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 the 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 BCS and OCR we have many options available for our students. All students in the Academy work towards achieving the Level 1 Award in E-Safety qualification and In core lessons students work towards the Level 1/2 Award/Certificate in Creative I Media or follow a vocational pathway with OCR Functional Skills.

The Cambridge Nationals in Creative I-Media will equip learners with a range of creative media skills and provide 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 will ultimately be creating fit-for-purpose creative media products.

Students will 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 will be chosen to best meet the needs and aspirations of our students.  

Links

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

http://www.ecdluk.enlight.net/ - ECDL Exams

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

http://www.bcs.org/category/14422 - E Safety Course

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