12MED

Level 2 Media Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Wagner

LEARNING ACTIVITIES: Media will interest those who are keen to explore the world around them, examine the landscape of media culture and become aware of how it shapes us and how we shape it. This course is ideal for students with a creative flair who are interested in analysing how the media works. Throughout the year students will engage with representation, the relationship between the Western genre and society. They will also plan and produce their own silent film or instructional video and craft a feature article. 

Creative abilities combined with a critical understanding of the visual media can lead to careers in academia, advertising, communications, publishing, marketing and promotional work, television and film, journalism, public relations.



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students need a 16GB SD card. They also need out-of-school access to a computer and internet. Students may use
their own camera equipment if they prefer.

Recommended Prior Learning

At least 12 credits in Level 1 English.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 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
A.S. 91251 v5
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media genre
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
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
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
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 7
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Lynfield College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

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