13MES

Year 13 Media Studies (13MES)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Uy

Media Studies is a subject that encourages students to engage critically with the world of media that they are surrounded by. Students will analyse the Superhero genre and its relationship with American society, the Hollywood Film industry, as well as a range of media theories. They will also have the chance to create their own short film, an exciting part of the internal assessment. This course is suited for learners who are excited about asking questions and thinking critically of 'the media' and/or have an interest in careers in media production, 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

Achievement of at least 15 of the 21 credits offered in Level 2 Media Studies or most of the Level 2 English credits. However, you may be considered if you are interested in Media Studies at this level and did not take Level 2 Media Studies. Please see the Head of Department if this is the case.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 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. 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
A.S. 91493 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and society
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
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
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
A.S. 93303 v19
NZQA Info
SCHL - Media Studies
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 0
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 27
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 27
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 11
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 27

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.