Non-GCSE – Media

Curriculum KS4 Unit


In this unit, learners will first develop pre-production skills used in the digital media industries. They will learn the importance of understanding the client’s requirements, planning, developing timeframes and deadlines, and the techniques involved in these processes. Learners will then progress to learn about a number of the different software tools used within this sector, and learn how to use them to fulfil basic client briefs. Learners will then apply this knowledge and develop their own digital media creation from a set of provided briefs. They will present their creation to the group and assess each other’s projects in terms of their effectiveness at meeting the aims of the brief.

Unit guide

Updated: 10 Feb 2023

Learning graph

Updated: 10 Feb 2023


Updated: 10 Feb 2023


Lesson 1

What is pre-production?

Lesson 2

Creating digital graphics

Lesson 3

Creating digital video

Lesson 4

Creating a multi-page website

Lesson 5

Planning your digital media artefact

Lesson 6

Producing your digital media artefact

Lesson 7

Presenting your digital media artefact