Media - NCEA Level 3
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.
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).
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.
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 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
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.
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 10
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.