Debbie Williams, Computer Science, IT and Creative iMedia Subject Advisor
A huge welcome to teaching our Creative iMedia course. You are not alone in starting to teach this qualification, even if you are a one-person department. Hopefully this blog will signpost you to the wealth of resources and support available for you and your students.
You need to make sure you are set up on our secure teacher website, Teach Cambridge. This site, designed by teachers for teachers, includes all the support and resources that you will need, personalised for you and the subjects you teach. As it is secure you will need to be given access to the system, which your exams officer can arrange. It is simple to set up: just make sure you add the courses you are delivering so you get updates, resources and training relevant to you. It’s the Creative iMedia Level 1/Level 2 (2022+) course you need to add.
You will find all these resources on the Teach Cambridge website. You can navigate to them or use the resource finder to locate them. They include:
We have lots of professional development sessions coming up to support you. If I were new to teaching Creative iMedia I would focus on the following:
We hold regular free online teacher network meetings. You can find out when the next one is on the teacher network page. Alternatively, if you fancy hosting your own network meeting for you and centres local to you, with support from us, either in person or virtually, please email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, we are here to support you to get the best for your students. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can respond to emails, set up a Teams meeting or give you a call to talk through anything to do with delivering the course. Our contact details are below.
If you have any questions, you can email us at email@example.com, call us on 01223 553998 or tweet us @OCR_ICT. You can also sign up to subject updates and and receive information about resources and support.
Debbie joined the Computing team in September 2022, bringing her knowledge as a teacher and subject leader for IT, Computing and Creative Media. She has over 20 years’ experience of education working in various settings including state schools, private specialist provision, local authority, and as a marker and moderator for exam boards. She has a degree in Technology Management, a PGCE and a Masters in Teaching and Learning.