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Certificate in Creative iMedia (OCR Cambridge Nationals)

Assessment Details

Course Specification available  here.

R081: Pre-production Skills

R082: Creating Digital Graphics

R085: Creating a Multipage Website
R087: Creating Interactive Multimedia Products

Course Information 

UNIT R081: Pre-production Skills
Overview of content

This unit will enable learners to understand pre-production skills used in the creative and digital media sector. It will develop their understanding of the client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques that form part of the planning and creation process.  Planning is an essential part of working in the creative and digital media sector. This unit will enable learners to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to create digital media products and gain an understanding of their application.

Overview of assessment

During the external assessment, learners will be expected to demonstrate their understanding answering questions related to a specific context that require the skills of analysis and evaluation.  This unit is assessed through a 1 hour 15 minute written examination which will be set and marked by OCR.  This represents 25% of the final mark.

UNIT R082: Creating Digital Graphics

Overview of content

This unit builds on unit R081 and learners will be able to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding gained in that unit.  The aim of this unit is for learners to understand the basics of digital graphics editing for the creative and digital media sector. They will learn where and why digital graphics are used and what techniques are involved in their creation. This unit will develop learners’ understanding of the client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques as part of the planning and creation process.  On completion of this unit, learners will understand the purpose and properties of digital graphics, and know where and how they are used. They will be able to plan the creation of digital graphics, create new digital graphics using a range of editing techniques and review a completed graphic against a specific brief.

Overview of assessment

Students must complete a controlled assessment task provided by OCR.

Marking of the task is carried out by the teachers and moderated by OCR against set assessment criteria. This represents 25% of the final mark.

UNIT R085: Creating a Multipage Website
Overview of content

This unit builds on units R081 and R082 and learners will be able to apply skills, knowledge and understanding gained in those units.  Multipage websites are the basis of internet content and are therefore used extensively in the creative digital media sector, whether for mobile phones or computers in all their forms.  This unit will enable learners to understand the basics of creating multipage websites. It will enable learners to demonstrate their creativity by combining components to create a functional, intuitive and aesthetically pleasing website. It will allow them to interpret a client brief and to use planning and preparation techniques when developing a multipage website.

On completion of this unit, learners will be able to explore and understand the different properties, purposes and features of multipage websites, plan and create a multipage website and review the final website against a specific brief.

Overview of assessment

Students must complete a controlled assessment task provided by OCR.

Marking of the task is carried out by teachers and moderated by OCR against set assessment criteria. This represents 25% of the final mark.

UNIT R087: Creating Interactive Multimedia Products         

Overview of content

This unit builds on units R081 and R082 and learners will be able to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding gained in those units.  This unit will enable learners to understand the basics of interactive multimedia products for the creative and digital media sector. They will learn where and why interactive multimedia is used and what features are needed for a given purpose. It will enable them to interpret a client brief, and to use time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques as part of the planning and creation process when creating an interactive multimedia product.  On completion of this unit, learners will understand the purpose and properties of interactive multimedia products, be able to plan and create an interactive multimedia product to a client’s requirements and review it, identifying areas for improvement.

Overview of assessment

Students must complete a controlled assessment task provided by OCR.

Marking of the task is carried out by teachers and moderated by OCR against set assessment criteria. This represents 25% of the final mark.

Steps to Success in Cambridge Nationals in iMedia

  1. Ask your teacher for help if you are having problems mastering a specific ICT skill.
  2. Attend after school ICT clubs to develop your skills.
  3. Read each task carefully.  Be clear of the marking criteria as you will not be awarded marks for completing tasks which are not stated as required.
  4. Be clear about 'who, why, what, where' the tasks will be used for.  Marks are also awarded for sense of audience and purpose.
  5. In any piece of coursework make sure it is your best work. Show off your skills! 
  6. Keep your coursework portfolio up-to-date and in the correct order.  Add the correct information to each page.
  7. Never delete any work.  If you run out of disk space remove duplicate files and clean out your email folder. 
  8. All the work you submit in your e-portfolio should follow the laws of copyright.  All materials used in your project should be listed in your reference table.