Does this qualification replace current Creative iMedia (J807, J817) qualification?
Yes, this is the replacement for Creative iMedia (J807, J817) qualification for first teaching September 2022.
We’ve reviewed the content based on teacher feedback and have made some improvements, including changing the qualification to three units instead of four, and moving all of the theoretical recall of knowledge content into the externally examined unit.
How can I find out more about the redeveloped Cambridge National in Creative iMedia (J834) qualification?
To learn more about the qualification delivery and assessment please talk to our Customer Support Centre on 01223 553998 or email email@example.com
OCR Subject Advisor team is also available to provide support to you. You can contact them using the phone number and email address provided here.
You can access details on our redeveloped Creative iMedia qualification and assessment related information from the qualification page and Teach Cambridge, our secure website for teachers. You will have to liaise with your exam officer to register.
We are running CPD events focused on the delivery and assessment of our redeveloped Creative iMedia (J834) qualification. We would like to encourage you to review the CPD on offer and book your place using the OCR professional development website.
What planning and teaching resources are available for this qualification?
The Cambridge National in Creative iMedia (J834) qualification webpage has the specification as well as free planning, teaching and assessment related resources for teachers. These are also available on Teach Cambridge
A curriculum planner, together with schemes of work for every unit are available from the subject web page and through Teach Cambridge.
The live assessment materials for the current academic year are available through Teach Cambridge, these are updated every year with new versions being released on the 1 June for use in the following academic year.
Candidate style answers: showing example responses and how they should be marked, are provided through the teach Cambridge web site and are based on the sample assessment materials for each unit. These are currently available for the mandatory units R093 and R094 with the optional unit candidate style answers due to be released soon.
Both publishers are currently offering ‘executive preview’ of digital version of the student’s textbook. Please contact them directly for further details on resources availability.
What software can be used for different units?
Software used for our current Creative iMedia (J807, J817) qualification would be suitable for redeveloped Creative iMedia (J834) qualification. We will soon be releasing our software recommendation document focusing on each unit.
Can we have an example of the kind of NEA tasks that students might develop?
Candidate style answers showing example responses and how they should be marked, are provided through the teach Cambridge web site and are based on the sample assessment materials for each unit. These are currently available for the mandatory units R093 and R094 with the optional unit candidate style answers due to be released soon.
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Will OCR provide training for teachers and/or students?
There are many CPD events on offer with a focus on developing knowledge, skills and understanding of teachers aiming to deliver our Creative iMedia qualification successfully. Please book your places on our ‘teachers only’ CPD events using our professional development
We are working in collaboration with TeenTech to offer a number of free Animation Masterclass which are targeted at both students and teachers. For more information and how to book the sessions please visit the Teentech website.
Is there any guidance on how the assessment of NEA unit(s) should look like?
We have provided NEA exemplar material for mandatory units (R093, R094) for teachers to understand the assessment of these units which are available on our new and secure Teach Cambridge website for teachers. We continue to develop exemplars for other optional units so please check for these later.
We recommend that you review the ‘assessment guidance’ included within the specification for each of the units; which appears after the marking criteria within the specification for each unit, and covers all of the mark bands (MB1, MB2 and MB3).
Can our students use an online software application for their final assessment tasks?
Yes, students are allowed to use an online version of the software for their chosen unit. However, it is important to remember that they need to submit their final solution as a standalone digital product and not a product stored on line or a web link to a stored product.
You must be able to authenticate students work which has been completed online. It may be possible to provide access during classroom time only; when they are under direct supervised and in a controlled environment (as stated within the specification). It would be necessary to limit access to assessment products outside of scheduled assessment time.