What is it?

This course is offered as part of the college’s Route3 programme. It is an exciting course covering some of the important skills needed for modern digital media including films and on-line.

Why study this subject at Blackpool Sixth?

Develop your skills and confidence in an area which is at the heart of the modern world.

What skills will I develop?

  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Organisation particularly in digital formats
  • Self confidence in presenting and speaking in front of others
  • Digital skills on programmes such as Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Workload management

How will I be taught?

Each unit is split into a theory section and a practical sections.
You will be taught through up to date and detailed case studies.
You will work closely with other students and peer assess and peer teach one another.
All work will be produced, stored and submitted digitally via Google Drive.
Where possible, exam material is taught naturally through other units and as practically as possible.

How will I be assessed?

70% coursework and 30% exam. You are offered two opportunities to sit both exams. Once in January and once in May.

Teacher expertise

You will be taught by experienced tutors with extensive knowledge in both Creative Media and Photography. The department has a good spread of practical and theoretical knowledge in both Media and Visual Arts.

Field trips, projects and employability opportunities

You will be encouraged to seek work experience as part of the course. Guest speakers are routinely invited into college for examples the British Board of Film Classification.

Where does it lead?

Students tend to progress to the level 3 creative media (film and television production) course. However the skills learnt in this course will help prepare you for a wide variety of further study.



Examination board


Specific requirements

  • None.

What will I study?

  • Digital publishing – you will study how and why magazines are produced on digital platforms before designing and creating your own magazine front cover for a topic of your choice.
  • Digital moving image production – You will study a range of moving image productions such as feature films, TV adverts and music videos, you will then use this knowledge to create a short dramatic dialogue scene.
  • Planning and pitching – you will learn how to professionally present your media ideas in written and aural formats. This will involve presenting in front of your tutors.