L2MEST

L2 Media Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms E. Rombouts

This course examines the role of the media in society, how the media constructs messages about individuals, communities, and cultures, plus how media products are produced, controlled and distributed. 

Students gain the knowledge and skills to conceive, plan, and design media products. L2 looks at radio, the film industry, and ethics. Students will produce their own short film.

This course will be assessed to a selection of L2 Media Studies Achievement Standards. Assessment is a combination of both internally and externally assessed standards. Students will have the opportunity to gain up to 23 credits at L2.


Required Prior Learning

To qualify for this course, students will ideally, have completed L1 Media Studies. However, entry is open to students who have attained three L1 English Internal Achievement Standards, and two out of three External English Achievement Standards.

Pathway

Course Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91248 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between a media product and its audience

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r,3w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91250 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of representation in the media

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91251 v5
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media genre

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91252 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.5 - Produce a design and plan for a developed media product using a range of conventions

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91253 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.6 - Complete a developed media product from a design and plan using a range of conventions

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91254 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of an ethical issue in the media

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 7
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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