Key Stage 3 – Computing

From Year 7 onwards pupils are taught to design, use and evaluate computational abstractions that model the state and behaviour of real-world situations. They use two programming languages to solve a variety of problems and develop modular programs that use procedures or functions.
Pupils undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications, preferably across a range of devices, to achieve challenging goals.
Underpinning all of this is the need to understand a range of ways to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely, including protecting one’s online identity and privacy; recognise inappropriate content, contact and conduct and know how to report concerns.

Key Stage 4 – Computing


Key Stage 4 – Additional Option –  Creative Media

Subject Exam Board Syllabus Number Certificate
ICT OCR J817 4 Units

Is this the right subject for me?

Are you interested in the media? Would you like to be a part of it? Does a career in television or radio appeal to you? If so then creative iMedia is the right subject for you!

What will I learn?

Digital Media plays an important part in many areas of our everyday lives and is also an important part of the UK economy. There is a demand from employers for an increasingly skilled and technically literate workforce as more and more media products are produced digitally. Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia provide students with specific and transferable skills and a solid foundation in understanding and applying this subject, whether it is in employment or higher education.

Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia are media sector-focused, including film, television, web development, gaming and animation, and have IT at their heart. They provide knowledge in a number of key areas in this field from pre-production skills to digital animation and have a motivating, hands-on approach to both teaching and learning. Cambridge Nationals deliver skills across the whole range of learning styles and abilities, effectively engaging and inspiring all students to achieve great things.

How will I be assessed?

Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia consist of three qualifications: an Award (requiring two units), a Certificate (requiring four units) and a Diploma (requiring eight units).


Units Assessment
R081: Pre-production skills Written paper
1 hour 15 mins
R082: Creating digital graphics Centre assessed task
OCR moderated
R086: Creating a digital animation Centre assessed task
OCR moderated
R088: Creating a digital sound sequence Centre assessed task
OCR moderated

What can I do after I’ve completed the course?

Study A level or BTEC in Computing, ICT, Game Design, Graphics, Media studies, Computing & IT

Careers include: game technician; game design; web design; television production; digital technician; 3D animator

For more information, please consult:

If you want to find out more about this Creative iMedia course then you can visit the Edexcel website at You could also talk to Mr Challinor or Mr Gonzalez, email and they will be able to describe the course in detail and advise you of what you need to do next when it comes to your options.
If you want to find out more on what this subject can enable you to do, don’t forget Mrs Williams is available for career advice