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Creative Digital Media BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

Course description

In 2014, the UK Government reported that the creative industries were worth £8 million an hour to the UK economy. Across a diverse range of industries, such as film and television, digital publishing and digital games, the UK holds the talent and resources that produce some of the most innovative and imaginative media in the world. These industries are some of the fastest growing in the UK and are one of the areas in which the UK leads the rest of the world.

Students choosing the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production, equivalent to one A-Level, will be interested in learning about the sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of HE courses, but not necessarily media related. There are three mandatory units and one optional unit in this qualification.

Entry requirements

To follow a Vocational programme students should have achieved 5 grade C’s at GCSE, normally including English and Mathematics (at grade 5).
All students must have a good record of conduct and be comfortable with the values and the ethos of the academy. All students will be interviewed and references sought for external candidates.
Progress from Year 12 to Year 13 is not automatic and is dependent upon a successful first year and a pass grade in the progression exams taken at the end of Year 12.


Mandatory units:

  • Media Representations - external assessment
  • Pre-Production Portfolio - Internally assessed and externally moderated
  • Responding to a commission - External assessment

Optional unit:

  • Internally assessed and externally moderated

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 23 December 2016

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