Digital Media

(option subject at KS4)

Intent: The Big Ideas in Digital Media Production at Atherton High:

Creative Media Production gives students the knowledge needed to target and plan media products alongside the opportunity to apply these skills in a vocational setting. The aim of the course is to:

  • Develop key skills that prove aptitude in creative media production such as, investigating and developing ideas through pre-production, production and post-production of media products.
  • Become versatile in real-life situations, such as responding to briefs and feedback, planning and generating ideas.
  • Develop time-management and communication skills.
  • Enhance knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, processes and attitudes in the sector such as production processes and techniques.

Learning Journeys

Knowledge Organisers – Spring Term

Knowledge Organisers – Autumn Term


Digital Media gives our students the knowledge to critique existing, high-profile media products and create their own. The students’ journey starts with the breakdown and analysis of seminal media works. Once an appreciation has been gained for the process of successfully creating a media product for a specific audience and purpose, the students move to creating their own material for a range of diverse scenarios. This course provides students with the critical, transferable skills to critique a wide range of critical media products and express their creativity for a given purpose.”

Mr Mitchell