ICT & I-Media
Welcome to The ICT & Creative I-Media Department
The department is lead by Mr Brown (Teacher & 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 at least once 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 take part in ICT learning, lessons are planned to meet every students need across the spectrum Entry Level 1 to Level 2. Students also have an option to choose extra ICT/I-Media lessons where they can 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.
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.
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