Head of Department
Four 4-9 GCSE grades including Grade 4 in a literate and numerate subject.
Coursework = 50% | Exam = 50%
Digital Media (CTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate)
(Equivalent to 1 A-Level)
This creative course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to generate an outstanding portfolio of productions. You will gain a vast range of technical skills using industry-standard filming and editing equipment and software, knowledge of pre-production practices, and post-production skills. (50% Written Exam, 50% Coursework Units)
What skills will I develop?
You will gain technical skills with industry-standard hardware and software, in your creation of moving image media productions.
You will complete a range of media productions, enabling you to gain planning, filming and editing skills. These productions will also encourage the development of your creative skills.
What topics will I study?
- Unit 1 Media Products and Audiences (2 hour written exam)
- Unit 3 Creating a Media Product
- Unit 24 Cross-Media Industries
All units from Year 1 plus:
- Unit 2 Pre-Production and Planning (2 hour written exam)
- Unit 7 Journalism and the News Industry
- Unit 23 Personal Media Profiles
Where does the course lead?
Career opportunities include production roles such as camera operator, sound designer, film editor, marketing, journalism, lighting engineer or producer. Students often progress to a practical-based university course in media or film production or alternatively, complete internships with media companies.