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
Overview and practice of assessment objectives, and using software solutions

  • 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
Preparation for examined 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

Development of Unit 3 – Artwork and Imaging

  • Investigating artwork and images
  • Designing artwork and images
  • Image types
  • Developing artwork and images
  • Use drawing tools
  • Use image editing tools
  • Preparing images for screen
  • Preparing images for print
  • Product review
  • Exhibit work in an e-portfolio
  • Standard ways of working
  • Pupils sit their GCSE examinations at the end of Year 10, so there is no Year 11 syllabus.
Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

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

Enrichment Offer

Pupils can use the IT facilities in the department or the library at both lunchtime and after school, as well as attend after school homework/support clubs. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.