Leeds East Academy


Year 9 Options Process - iMedia 


This qualification will develop knowledge, understanding and practical skills that would be used in the media industry. It will assess the application of creative media skills through their practical use.

You may be interested in this if you want an engaging qualification where you will use your learning in practical, real-life situations, such as:

  • developing visual identities for clients
  • planning and creating original digital graphics
  • planning, creating and reviewing original digital media products.

This will help you to develop independence and confidence in using skills that would be relevant to the media industry.

The qualification will also help you to develop learning and skills that can be used in other life and work situations, such as:

  • thinking about situations and deciding what is required to be successful
  • exploring different options and choosing the best way forward to a solve problem
  • exploring and generating original ideas to find imaginative solutions to problems
  • selecting the best tools and techniques to use to solve a problem
  • appropriate use of media to convey meaning
  • use of planning techniques to complete tasks in an organised way which meet deadlines.

The qualification will provide learners with essential knowledge, transferable skills and tools to improve their learning in other subjects with the aims of enhancing their employability when they leave education, contributing to their personal development and future economic well-being. The qualification will encourage independence, creativity and awareness of the digital media sector.

iMedia will equip learners with a range of creative media skills and provide opportunities to develop, in context, desirable, transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively. Through the use of these skills, learners will ultimately be creating fit-for-purpose creative media products.

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