Hamstead Hall Academy

Hamstead Hall Academy
Part of the Hamstead Hall Academy Trust Hamstead Hall Sixth Form

  • Pride

  • Persistence

  • Patience

  • Preparation

  • Progress

"Success for All through Hard Work and Harmony"

Creative Media

Creative Media - Curriculum Intent and Vision

Our curriculum is one of ‘success for all through hard work and harmony’, promoting the values of pride, persistence, patience, preparation, and progress.

At Key Stage 3, the BITE Faculty has developed a new, fully inclusive, tailored curriculum, which provides core and disciplinary knowledge that our students need to help improve their life chances. This programme of study, which reflects the transition to Computing in the National Curriculum, will incorporate Computing, ICT and Enterprise elements. The scheme of work is relevant and challenging to our digital learners. It provides all students with a strong foundation for further study at GCSE and beyond. Examples of this include units covering the area of Programming, Graphics, Social Media, E-Safety, Networks, Cyber Security, Spreadsheets and App Development.

At Key Stage 4, students are offered a two-year course in Creative Digital Media, which supports KS5 development, as learners need to carefully consider their audience and purpose, whilst producing a digital product to carefully meet the needs of the user. All pupils are provided with the opportunity to develop sector-specific applied knowledge and skills through realistic vocational contexts. Learners have the opportunity to develop and apply knowledge and skills in Creative Media Production such as investigating and developing ideas through pre-production, production and post-production of media products. These digital products are produced in a timely manner to meet the needs of their audience and brief. This provides a clear pathway for pupils who would like to study BTEC Level 3 IT.

The Post 16 vocational offering in IT provides students with greater depth of knowledge progressing from Creative Media at Level 2, as they study topics such as the relationship between hardware and software that form an IT system, managing and processing data to support business and using IT to communicate and share information. The course challenges their choices and decisions, develops their independent learning and progresses their critical thinking skills to enable students to achieve subject mastery in Information Technology.

We strongly uphold “success for all through hard work and harmony”.