MES8

The Media Room - NCEA Level 3

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.

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

Open Entry

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91477 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.6 - Create a fluent and coherent visual text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas using verbal and visual language
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
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. 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. 91491 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a media text through different readings
Level: 3
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. 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: 2, Week: 9

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: 2, Week: 9

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
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: 23

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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