Digital Media


Why study Digital Media

What does it take to become a successful web designer, animator, graphic designer, or film maker?

Digital media is more accessible than ever before and digital technology has transformed the way media products are produced and consumed. As a result we need to learn a wide range of skills including self-management, team working, problem solving, communication and the use of IT. Our courses are therefore aimed at helping the development of these modern digital ‘essentials’.

Key Stage 4

The Cambridge Nationals Certificate in Creative iMedia requires students to complete four units;

These include two mandatory units:

  • Pre-production skills*
  • Creating digital graphics

Plus two units from the following list:

  • Creating a multi-page website
  • Creating a digital animation
  • Digital photography
  • Designing a game concept
  • Developing digital games

*Pre-production skills is an external examination consisting if a 1 hour 15 minute written paper which will be taken in January of Year 10.


For both KS4 and KS5 each unit is awarded either a Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Dependent on the combination of these unit awards you can achieve either a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* overall.
Note: at Level 2 (KS4) a Level 1 Pass is also available.

Sixth Form – Key Stage 5

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technicals

Course content

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in Digital Media offer specialist pathways in digital content for interactive media, and moving image and audio production. You will apply your practical skills and knowledge in preparation for further study, Higher Education or the workplace.

Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector, the Cambridge Technicals in Digital Media focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand.

Detailed course information for the above Sixth Form courses can be found in the Sixth Form Prospectus