12MES

Year 12 Media Studies (12MES)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Uy

Media Studies is a subject that encourages students to engage critically with the world of media. Students will analyse the Reality Television genre and its audience, and Media Theory. They will also plan and create their own documentary short films in groups, an exciting part of the internal assessment. This course is suited for learners who are excited about asking questions and thinking critically and/or have an interest in careers in media production, marketing, journalism and any other job based around analysis and production.

This subject is academic and requires students to write their analysis in essay format.  While there is a large practical component to the course the literacy and reading and writing credits come from the external exams where students write coherently and perceptively to form an argument and express their ideas.

Pre-requisites

Students should have achieved a majority of the credits offered from their Year 11 English or Year 11 Media Studies course and approval by HOD.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20 approx. to cover cost of equipment upkeep and film consumables.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91249 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of narrative in media texts
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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: 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. 91254 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of an ethical issue in the media
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 24
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
Total Numeracy Credits: 0