Summative Project Briefs (SPBs)

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Our Level 1 and 2 qualifications in Digital Applications are assessed via Summative Project Briefs (SPBs) rather than formal examinations. Set by Pearson to assess student attainment, the SPB is not a vehicle for teaching the course.

Teachers should act as 'line managers' for students, monitoring their progress, offering advice, making suggestions for improvement, and so on. If students require additional support and guidance, this must be reflected in the marks they are awarded.

SPBs are subject to controls defining the conditions under which they're taken. These conditions are explained in the SPBs guidance document. 

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How long are SPBs valid for?

A new set of SPBs will be published each September. Each set has a limited lifespan. For example, those issued in September 2017 will be valid for moderation in June 2018, January 2019, June 2019 and January 2020. Students can mix and match SPBs released in different years. 

How are the different SPBs identified?

SPBs are identified by their unit number and the month of release. For example, the DA101 brief published in September 2014 is identified as DA101 SPB0914.

SPBs for each specification

Archived/expired SPBs

These units are valid for moderation for the first time in June 2014, December 2014, June 2015 and December 2015. 

Unit 2 - Creative multimedia

Unit 2: In the News

In this project, students will create a multimedia broadcast featuring a headline story on youth achievement. 

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Unit 3 - Artwork and imaging

Unit 3: Heroes and Villains

In this project, students will design a set of graphic products for a game, including characters, trading cards and a digital poster.

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Unit 4 - Game making

Unit 4: Changing Worlds

In this project, students will create an original game based on 1 of 3 stories. They must also produce a promotional product (promo) for the game.

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These units are valid for moderation for the first time in December 2013 and after that in June 2014 and December 2014.  

Unit 2 - Creative multimedia

Unit 2: One World

In this project, students will create a multimedia showcase about their own community. The showcase includes a splash screen, a navigation screen, a short movie clip and an animation.

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Unit 3 - Artwork and imaging

Unit 3: Winners Take All

In this project, students will create a set of graphic products for a competition of their choice, including trophies, an item of clothing, a gift bag and a digital advert. 

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Unit 4 - Game making

Unit 4: On a Mission

In this project, students will create an original game based on 1 of 3 back stories.

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