Curriculum

DIGITAL APPLICATIONS

The Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications includes digital graphics and animations, interactive multimedia products and computer games. Pupils will have the opportunity to develop their skills creatively and learn how to use digital tools in an informed and responsible way.

Digital Applications is available at Key Stage 4 only.

Curriculum Overview
Year 10 Year 11
  • Applying creative processes to design products
  • Selecting and preparing appropriate digital content
  • Developing and testing effective, fit-for-purpose digital products
  • Evaluating the fitness for purpose of digital 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

Students must complete one of the three optional units:

  • Creative Multimedia
  • Artwork and Imaging
  • Game Making
Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: Pearson EdExcel Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA) (600/6627/1)

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.