Curriculum

DIGITAL APPLICATIONS

The Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications has been designed to engage and enthuse pupils who have an interest in creative computing, including digital graphics and animations, interactive multimedia products and computer games. Pupils will hone their digital design skills and learn how to use digital tools to express their creativity in an informed and responsible way.
Curriculum Overview
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
 Unit 1: Developing Web Products

  • Audience and Purpose
  • Client briefs and the project lifecycle
  • Site Structure
  • Consistency
  • Composition and page design
  • Accessibility
  • Content selection and preparation
  • Coding
  • Testing
  • Evaluation
  • Unit 1 Assessment – pupils will demonstrate their ability to design, build and test a web product in a practical computer-based examination set by Pearson

Unit 2: Creative Multimedia 

  • Investigating Multimedia products
  • Designing Multimedia products
  • Collecting and creating digital assets
  • Developing Multimedia products
  • Prototyping and testing
  • Distribution
  • Product review
  • Presenting Multimedia products in an e-portfolio
  • Standard ways of working
  • Pupils will continue with preparation for Unit 2, which will be assessed in June of their final year
  • Five activities are used to assess achievement in Unit 2:
    • Design multimedia products (0–7 marks)
    • Collect, edit and create digital assets (0–5 marks)
    • Develop multimedia products (0–9 marks)
    • Present evidence in an e-portfolio (0–7 marks)
    • Review the products (0–5 marks)
Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA)

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.