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Creative Digital Media - Cambridge Technicals - Applied Pathway at Furze Platt Senior School

Course description

This Applied Pathway Subject - The world is full of different media forms; you will learn about how they work. You will develop analytical skills as you study a range of different theories, with links to many other subjects. Coursework will develop your independence, initiative and self-discipline, all desirable traits for any employer.

Course content

You will study the key concepts of how different media operate media, media values and ideology, media language and audiences.

Texts studied will include film (some of which will be of an 18 certification), other audio-visual mediums, and print based publications. You will put theory into practice by producing your own media texts.

You will be able to understand the pre-production process the creative media industry follows when creating a product. You will learn about research and various acts of legislation that need to be considered when planning a new media production, including timescales and resources. You will understand how to create preproduction documents in relation to client requirements.

Entry requirements

An average of C- 'Attainment 8' score (largely equivalent to 4 C grades and 4 D grades) across 8 highest GCSEs including English & Maths


Some units will be assessed by external examination. These include the compulsory units 1- Media Products and Audiences and unit 2- Pre-production and Planning. The optional unit 6- Social Media and Globalisation will also be assessed by examination.

All other units covered in class are coursework, which are assessed internally.

Future opportunities

Employers and Universities value resilience and creativity. Media studies will enhance these skills preparing you for a future in: journalism, cinematics and photography, psychology, teaching, politics and business to name a few.

Further information

For further information please contact Mrs Bristow, Sixth Form Administrator on or on 01628 625308, extension 146.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: APMED17
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