NCEA Level 3 Media Studies
Teacher in Charge: Mr D. HUTCHINSON
The students will have 3 compulsory Media Studies courses (for UE entrance) + the choice of one extra topic that interests them.
Design and create a socially responsible film that aims to highlight a topical issue. (10 credits over 2 standards).
In what way does the things we watch or read reinforce stereotypes or create pressure for change? The course asks you to analyse how people, events or issues are shown to us in the media. (3 credits)
SOCIAL CHANGE VLOG (Media text) / PIECE OF JOURNALISM
1. 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, or
2. Write a piece of journalism that you would like to have published. (3 writing credits)
STUDENT CHOICE FROM:
Undertake an environmental action that examines the student's role in eating food in a sustainable way (food miles, vegetarianism, packaging etc). (6 reading credits)
HUMAN RIGHTS INQUIRY
Research and submit your findings in relation to a current human rights issue in the world. (6 reading credits)
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. (6 reading credits)
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 up to $100)
Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 28 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 28
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.
Standards shown on courses are only an indication and not all may be offered at the time of study.