NCEA Course Booklet

Media Studies

Year 12

Prerequisites None, although strong literacy skills are recommended.

The following Achievement Standards will be assessed: • AS91250 (3 credits – internal) Demonstrate understanding of representation in the media. • AS 91251 (4 credits – external) Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media genre. • AS 91252 (4 credits – internal) Produce a design and plan for a developed media product using a range of conventions. • AS 91253 (6 credits – internal) Complete a developed media product from a design and plan using a range of conventions.

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 audio production and be required to plan, produce, and edit a podcast series. Assessment This course contributes towards NCEA Level 2, with 4 of the credits externally assessed by examination, and the remaining 13 credits internally assessed.

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