NCEA Level 2 Social Studies

12SOS
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.'


Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Social Studies

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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


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
U.S. 27612 v1 Plan and conduct interviews for a news story or a feature for publication or broadcast
2
I
4
A.S. 90810 v3 Education for Sustainability 2.1 - Undertake a personal action, with reflection, that contributes to a sustainable future
2
I
6
Y
6r
A.S. 91252 v2 Media Studies 2.5 - Produce a design and plan for a developed media product using a range of conventions
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91253 v3 Media Studies 2.6 - Complete a developed media product from a design and plan using a range of conventions
2
I
6
Y
A.S. 91254 v2 Media Studies 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of an ethical issue in the media
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91255 v3 Media Studies 2.8 - Write developed media text for a specific target audience
2
I
3
Y
3w
A.S. 91282 v2 Social Studies 2.4 - Describe personal involvement in a social action related to rights and responsibilities
2
I
5
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 31 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 31 credits.

Disclaimer

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