L3MED

Media Studies Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Hickey

Level 3 Media Studies

The media surrounds and influences all aspects of our lives. It is playing an increasingly central role in the lives of young peoples. Studying media and how it works, as well learning how to use it to effectively communicate new ideas are crucial to all 21st century young adults. 

Level 3:  Media Studies:

  • Active analysis and creation of the production of media
  • Examine the role media plays in society
  • Examine the ways in which media has/is/could be distributed. 
  • Development of critical thinking and digital literacy and fluency
  • Create a short film/documentary incorporating basic visual communication techniques
  • Analyse and chart the change in social media and/or the music industry
  • Analyse and research the impact of Digital Piracy
  • Write a script and story board for animated comedy

Students will:

  • Create a short film/documentary incorporating basic visual communication techniques
  • Analyse and chart the change in the music industry
  • Analyse and research the impact of Digital Piracy
  • Write a script and story board for animated comedy


Important: In 2021 this class will be doing its external examinations DIGITALLY but the option to conduct the exam on paper will also be permitted.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A device is ideal

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 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. 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
A.S. 91496 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of a significant development in the media
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
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: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 7
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16

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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