MES6

The Media Room - NCEA Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Harker


The Media Room is for students to contribute to the Western Community News, The Fraser High School Facebook page and website and the School Magazine.

Student quote ‘Writing media articles: this might not be everyone’s cup of tea but it sure is a good way of learning in today’s media society what goes on behind the scenes of what happens in the media we are exposed to with almost constant regularity.’

This is a multi-year leveled class with the ability to start in Year 11 and go right through to Year 13. Students will be expected to work independently as well as in groups. Creating articles, photos and films is essential.


Course Overview

Term 1
Students have access to a wide range of Achievement and Unit Standards. The students will start the year all looking at making a short film.

Level 1 will make a music video of 2 -3 mins (unless negotiated with the teacher).
Level 2 will make a music video / documentary or short film of 3 - 5 mins (unless negotiated with the teacher).
Level 3 will make a documentary or short film of 4 - 10 mins (unless negotiated with the teacher).

Term 2
This is the first project of the year and involved 3 to 5 Achievement Standards (the number of credits will be discussed with the student. This project is due at the end of Term 2.

Term 3
The Term 3 project will depend on the student and the level they are working at.
Level 1 students will be looking at how we interact with Media - what are we watching, when are we watching.

Level 2 students will look at representation in the media - how does the media send us messages.

Level 3 students will have a choice of writing a report about the changes in the music industry or looking at music videos and analysing how messages are told to us.
The Term 3 project will be due in the last week of Term 3.

Term 4
Term 4 students will have an option to study for an exam or complete an extra assessment.

Recommended Prior Learning

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Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90855 v3
NZQA Info
English 1.7 - Create a visual text
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 90989 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of how individuals interact with the media
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11

A.S. 90993 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.5 - Produce a design and plan for a media product using a specified range of conventions
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 90994 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.6 - Complete a media product from a design and plan using a specified range of conventions
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 90996 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.8 - Write media texts for a specific target audience
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 9
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 3

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