NCEA Level 3 Social Studies

13SoS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. HUTCHINSON

The students will pick 3-4 courses from the following:


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). (6 reading credits)


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. (3 writing credits)


HUMAN RIGHTS INQUIRY

Research and submit your findings in relation to a current human rights issue in the world. (6 reading credits)


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. (6 reading credits) 


JOURNALISM

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


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: Studio Trip $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. 90828 v3 Education for Sustainability 3.1 - Evaluate a personal action that contributes towards a sustainable future
3
I
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 91494 v2 Media Studies 3.5 - Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a brief
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91495 v2 Media Studies 3.6 - Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief
3
I
6
Y
*
A.S. 91497 v2 Media Studies 3.8 - Write a media text to meet the requirements of a brief
3
I
3
Y
3w *
A.S. 91599 v2 Social Studies 3.4 - Examine personal involvement in a social action(s) that aims to influence policy change(s)
3
I
6
Y
6r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 25

* 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.

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 25 credits.

Disclaimer

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