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Media

At Utopia the delivery of our Media curriculum is designed to incorporate core ICT skills essential for use in everyday life.

We use the units for the qualification to develop key PSD related topics around the appropriate use of social media and internet safety in addition to analysing the role of media in modern Britain and the impact this has on us as individuals.

This qualification provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of Creative Media. Students undertake a range of units including animation, audio and video production, digital video editing and digital photography.

The BTEC Level 1 Introductory course provides a thorough grounding in the principles of Media and supports students in progressing towards The BTEC Level 2 Media qualification, which consists of two core units and a selection of five optional specialist units.

One core unit is externally assessed with the remaining units assessed internally. The 2 core units are made up of; Digital Media Sectors and Audiences (externally assessed) and Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product.

Optional specialist Units are; Digital Moving Image Production, Digital Audio Production, Digital Publishing Production, Website Production & Digital Games Production.

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Studying this qualification will help students:

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 1 vocationally-related qualification
  • Develop skills to support GCSE English such as Creative Writing and Critical Analysis Technique
  • Progress to related vocational qualifications, apprenticeships or employment within the media industry

Our curriculum provides tailored intervention in Maths and English, addressing skill gaps by boosting confidence to accelerate learning.

Maths

At Utopia we recognise that key areas in Mathematics such as number, shape and measure, ratio and proportion, algebra, statistics, and probability play a fundamental role in developing core skills needed for success in everyday life.

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English

At Utopia we recognise that key skills in English such as spelling, reading, writing, and speaking and listening play a fundamental role in the life chances of our young people.

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Functional Skills

At Utopia Functional Skills provides an excellent platform for students to develop confidence within the subject and progression opportunities from entry level 1 through to level 2.

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Applied Science

At Utopia our Applied Science qualifications are designed for students who wish to achieve a vocational qualification in preparation for future study within the STEM sector.

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Sports

At Utopia our implementation of Sport across the curriculum is flexible and diverse.

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Media

At Utopia the delivery of our Media curriculum is designed to incorporate core ICT skills essential for use in everyday life.

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Childcare

At Utopia the delivery of our Caring for children qualification is designed to be a hands on and practical learning experience.

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Business

At Utopia the aim of our Business curriculum is to give learners a rounded knowledge of the principles of business and incorporate key skills within this knowledge.

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Home Cooking Skills

At Utopia we utilise the BTEC Home Cooking Skills course to allow learners to learn basic cooking and food preparation skills and to enrich the practical elements of the curriculum.

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Teamwork & Personal Skills

At Utopia the BTEC Teamwork and Personal Skills qualification is designed to allow learners to develop the skills and qualities needed to support their entry into employment.

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