NCEA Course Booklet

Year 13

Prerequisites None, although strong literacy skills are recommended.

The following Achievement Standards will be assessed:

• AS 91491 (3 credits – internal) Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a media text through different readings. • AS 91492 (3 credits – internal) Demonstrate understanding of the media representation of an aspect of New Zealand culture or society. • AS 91493 (4 credits – external) Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and society. • AS 91252 (4 credits – internal) Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a brief. • AS 91253 (6 credits – internal) Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief.

Description This revolves around the key question – does society shape media or the other way around? By looking at a range of media texts, students will explore the interchange between societal norms and media. Students will also be taught conventions of filmmaking and be required to plan, produce, and edit a short film. Assessment This course contributes towards NCEA Level 3 and University Entrance, with 4 of the 20 credits externally assessed by examination, and the remaining 16 credits internally assessed.

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