NCEA Level 1 Social Studies

11SOS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. HUTCHINSON

You will learn:

  • Film techniques and the use of editing software to create a television programme
  • How to interact with the community and the value of helping others (through social action)
  • About some of the positive and negative consequences of social media (through a student-led inquiry)
  • How to create a professional looking newspaper using Adobe in Design

Course Overview

Term 1
Create a Film. This will require students to plan and record a documentary film about a major issue in society. This will involve the use of costumes, green screens, video editing software, auto cues, special effects generators and more. Students are not required to be on camera if they choose not to be. Students will have access to experts from the television industry, guest speakers and we will spend two days in Wellington where we will have complete use of a fully equipped TV studio.

Term 2
Human Rights Inquiry. The students will investigate how a particular group of people have had their ability to live their lives freely interfered with by others.

Term 3
Term Three will require the students to perform a social action that helps a community in some way. This year they will be assisting the Fred Hollows Foundation to provide operations to people living with preventable blindness.

Term 4
Create a human rights blog that aims to inform people about an issue that you care about, and hopefully leads to some change.

Pathway

NCEA Level 2 Social Studies

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: $150 (may be subsidised by the Social Studies Department up to $100)


Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry (very high literacy component)


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90993 v3 Media Studies 1.5 - Produce a design and plan for a media product using a specified range of conventions
1
I
3
A.S. 90994 v3 Media Studies 1.6 - Complete a media product from a design and plan using a specified range of conventions
1
I
6
A.S. 90996 v3 Media Studies 1.8 - Write media texts for a specific target audience
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91040 v3 Social Studies 1.2 - Conduct a social inquiry
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91042 v3 Social Studies 1.4 - Report on personal involvement in a social justice and human rights action
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Disclaimer

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