12SOS

NCEA Level 2 Social Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. HUTCHINSON


FILM DESIGN Design and create a socially responsible film that aims to highlight a topical issue. (10 credits over 2 standards).

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION
Undertake an environmental action that examines the student's role in eating food in a sustainable way (food miles, vegetarianism, packaging etc).

SOCIAL CHANGE VLOG
Become the author of a blog/vlog that promotes a topical issue, educates the public using corroborated sources and aims to create change in society.

HUMAN RIGHTS INQUIRY
Research and submit your findings in relation to a current human rights issue in the world.

SOCIAL ACTION
Identify something that is wrong in our society and try to bring about real change to policy to make a big difference to people's lives.

JOURNALISM
Students are encouraged to write or record a piece of journalism that is published in the 'real world.'

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry (very high literacy component)

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: Studio Trip $150 (may be subsidised by the Social Studies Department - for optional studio trip)
Stationery Requirements:

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 34 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 34 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27612 v1
NZQA Info
Plan and conduct interviews for a news story or a feature for publication or broadcast
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90810 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.1 - Undertake a personal action, with reflection, that contributes to a sustainable future

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90813 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of how different personal values have implications for a sustainable future
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
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
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
A.S. 91282 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 2.4 - Describe personal involvement in a social action related to rights and responsibilities
5
5
5
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 34
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 30
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 9
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Standards shown on courses are only an indication and not all may be offered at the time of study.