Creative Digital Media

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Welcome to the Creative Digital Media area

Head of Department – Mrs H. Henrys

Media plays a huge part in our lives and in this department we aim to give students the tools to look beyond what they see and become more media literate. We study, analyse and produce media products, which include Films, Games, Audio, Websites and Publishing.

Staffing

Head of Creative Digital MediaMrs H. Henrys – BA (Hons) Media and Performance
Teacher of Creative Digital MediaMiss. D. Hennan – BA (Hons) Fine Art
Teacher of Expressive ArtsMrs L. Dawson

Per Term Topic Information

Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Media Key Concepts
Language
Institutions
Audience
Representation
“Fright Night”
Planning and pitching an idea for a new horror film (12A)
Written:
Ideas development
Audience profile
“Fright Night”
Filming and producing a promotional trailer for a new horror film (12A)
Written:
Planning portfolio
Film proposal
“Fright Night”
Filming and producing a promotional trailer for a new horror film (12A)
Written:
Analyses of existing media texts
Script-writing
“Fright Night”
Editing and evaluating a promotional trailer for a new horror film (12A)
Written:
Evaluative account
“On Air”
Analysing and planning computer games sound effects, a TV voiceover and a radio news programme.
Written:
Analyses of existing media texts
Microphone comparison
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1
“On Air”
Producing and evaluating computer games sound effects, a TV voiceover and a radio news programme.
Written:
Script-writing
Evaluative account
Media sectors and audience theory
Digital/analogue
Media synergy
Technical convergence
Personalisation
User-generated content
Written:
Exam preparation
Media sectors and audience theory
Types of audience
Types of research
Regulatory bodies
Impact of media
Mis-en-scene
Written:
Exam preparation
Media sectors and audience theory
Interactivity
Portability
Access
Convenience
Connectivity
Written:
Exam preparation
Exam Preparation and Revision

Curriculum

Year 10

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Once a week
Students are expected to continue working towards project work outside of the lesson. This may include extended writing such as analysing and evaluating existing media products, putting music onto a USB, preparing props and costumes, rehearsing pitches or even filming scenes.
Planning and pitching trip to HOME, Manchester
Filming on location day
Various external competition opportunities
Wednesday
12:30 -1:15pm –  catch up/revision sessions
Qualification:
Pearson/Edexcel BTEC Creative Digital Media Production

Useful Websites:
www.mediaknowall.com
www.allisonmedia.com

Local Places to Visit:
Media City, Salford.
National Media Museum, Bradford
Year 11

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Students are expected to continue working towards project work outside of the lesson. This may include extended writing such as analysing and evaluating existing media products, putting music onto a USB, preparing props and costumes, rehearsing pitches or even filming scenes.BBFC speaker in school
Various external competition opportunities
Wednesday
12:30 -1:15pm –  catch up/revision sessions
Qualification:
Pearson/Edexcel BTEC Creative Digital Media Production

Useful Websites:
www.mediaknowall.com
www.allisonmedia.com

Local Places to visit:
Media City, Salford.
National Media Museum, Bradford