BTEC Creative Media Production


Creative Media Production

Qualification: BTEC 

Exam Board: Edexcel

Tier of Entry: Single


Creative Media Production is not a compulsory option at KS4, however we strongly encourage students to pick a creative subject to offer a broad and balanced curriculum. Creative subjects help students develop as creative thinkers, independent researchers, critical thinkers and help to question the world we live in.


The Visual Arts Department aims to create an environment where all can discover a visual language by which they can express their feelings and record their observations. We aim to make students aware of the concepts of the Visual Arts, and raise a critical, cultural and historic awareness. The Department aims to foster a positive, considerate attitude and empathy towards others, as well as enhance the students own self-belief.

Students build on their progress through regular individual discussions, portfolio clinics and assessments. Students are kept informed with new initiatives within the Visual Arts through strong links to further education colleges and universities, visits to exhibitions, national and local competitions and residential trips to New York, USA.


Course Content and Assessment: 

BTEC Creative Media Production comprises of two coursework units worth 60% of the GCSE grade

Component 1: Research

a)       Investigate media products

b)      Explore how media products are created to provide meaning and engage audiences

Component 2: Practical Application

a)       Develop media production skills and techniques

b)      Apply media production skills and techniques

c)       Review own progress and development of skills and practices

The Externally Set Exam in Yr 11 is worth 40% of the GCSE grade

Students will be given 12 school weeks to complete an exam research in response to the given theme. Students will then have 9 hours to make a final digital exam piece

Below is a conversion grid showing how your BTEC CMP work is marked against the GCSE grading system

Creative Media Production Grading

 GCSE Equivalent

1 - 9

 Level 2 Distinction *


Level 2 Distinction


Level 2 Merit


Level 2 Pass


Level 1 Distinction


Level 1 Merit


Level 1 Pass





For further information about BTEC Creative media Production please see the students BTEC CMP handbook, or see the following link   



A minimum of 1-hour Creative Media production homework is set each week. All homework counts towards your final grade. Tasks include creative research, artist / designer analysis, conducting photoshoots, shooting films, editing photos & annotating your work


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BTEC Creative Media Production Level 3 can be studied at at Post 16 Schools/ Colleges

A level Photography at Post 16 Schools / Colleges

Alternative pathways include Art & design / Photography BTEC level 1, 2 and 3 at Post 16 Centres

Media, Photography or Art & Design can be studied to BA Hons degree level, Master of Arts Level and PHD level at various Universities


Creative Careers:

Many of our students each year choose to study Creative Media production, Photography or Art at higher education establishments and go on to successful creative careers such as

  • Architects,
  • Graphic designers
  • Fashion designers
  • Digital artists
  • Game designers
  • Photographers
  • Illustrators
  • Film-makers
  • Shoe designers
  • Car & transport designers
  • Product designers
  • Medical illustrators
  • Ceramicists
  • Costume designers
  • Theatre set designers
  • Industrial architects
  • Textile designers
  • Art teachers / lecturers
  • and many more exciting creative industry jobs




For more details please email our Head of Department Mrs M Raymond at