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East Norfolk Sixth Form College is delighted to be the only college regionally with Unreal Engine Academic Partner status. 

Unreal Engine Academic Partner

Academic Partner

Made In Creative UK

You will develop skills using industry standard software within the dynamic interactive media industry with an emphasis on games development and building 3D models and environments. Over the two years you will work individually and in groups to create computer game levels and assets. You will complete assignments that will develop vital transferable skills that we help you when looking for jobs and when applying for higher education courses, such as pitching ideas, working with a variety of applications and working for a specified brief to deadlines. You will also be given a chance to look at job roles in the gaming industry and what is needed in order to pursue them.

Assessment

67% non-examined assessment

33% externally assessed units

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Maths is essential - GCSE avg. of 4.5.

A commitment to practical and written tasks is essential and students will be tasked with independent projects, group work and research-based assignments alongside games development.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum GCSE average profile. 
We use ALIS scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to be successful. 

A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your Average GCSE Score (ALIS) 
Add up the GCSE grades you have got/hope to get and divide them by the number of subjects you have taken.

You may only count full course GCSEs (no vocational courses). 

For example: 
English C = 5 | Maths B = 6 | Science Core B = 6 | Science Additional C = 5 | Geography A = 7 
Total points = 29 (points) divided by 5 (subjects) = 5.8 average GCSE score 

GCSE Equivalent 
Vocational courses including OCR/BTEC/DIDA are calculated as more than one subject only if you wish to progress to a Level 3 BTEC in the same subject. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail admissions@eastnorfolk.ac.uk. We will be happy to advise you further. 

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.

Content

Units covered during the qualification include:

  • Digital Media Skills
  • Media Enterprise
  • Responding to a Commission
  • Digital Games Production
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Modelling
  • 3D Environments
  • Game Engine Scripting
  • 3D Digital Animation
  • Game Testing

    Outcome/Progression

    You will complete the course with a ready-made portfolio of work and many former students have used this to go on to study Games Design and Development at a higher level and have progressed to careers in the games sector.

    Creative Skillset - http://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries/games

    Unreal Engine - https://www.unrealengine.com/what-is-unreal-engine-4

    Made in Creative UK - http://madeincreativeuk.com/about/

    Course Information

    Level

    BTEC Level 3

    Course Work

    Exams

    33%