MES7

Media - NCEA Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Harker


Media is the class for students who are interested in all aspects of media. This varies from an interest in film, music, social media and media presenting and writing.

Student Quote ‘Producing a short film / music video / documentary: I put this here at the top of the of the list because it sure is a compelling reason to take this class. Who doesn’t like movies? Everyone likes movies and what could be better than the opportunity to make one of your own? Music videos and documentaries are equally good and fairly unique because as far as I know no other classes actually do that.’

This course leads to the Creative Industries pathway. This class is a University Entrance class.


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

NCEA Level 1 English (14 credits) or NCEA Level 1 Media and a willingness to work in small groups.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91250 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of representation in the media
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11

A.S. 91252 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.5 - Produce a design and plan for a developed media product using a range of conventions
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 91253 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.6 - Complete a developed media product from a design and plan using a range of conventions
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 91255 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.8 - Write developed media text for a specific target audience
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3w
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 91370 v5
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 2.43 - Implement advanced procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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