MES8

Media - NCEA Level 3

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 articles.

Student Quote: ‘This course involves a variety of mighty exciting opportunities from students regardless of their background and prior experience with media. You could probably have spent your entire life living under a rock and would probably still manage to pick up an understanding of this class within a short period of time.

This class tasks you with exploring concepts of social media and in a world with an ever expanding social media community, it is an excellent option to choose. Throughout the duration of the school year students are tasked with a variety of interesting tasks which students may have not been offered before during their school years.

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.”

This course leads to the Creative Industries pathway. 

This is an approved subject for University Entrance.


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

14 credits in NCEA Level 2 Media Studies or 14 credits in NCEA Level 2 English

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91490 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media industry
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91494 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.5 - Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
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. 91495 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.6 - Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
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. 91497 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.8 - Write a media text to meet the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 17
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 7
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 17

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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