Media Studies Level 1

Media Studies Level 1 (Full Year) (L1MDSTF)

This course is designed for students with an interest in the various aspects of media.  It covers how individuals interact with the media, media coverage of an event, designing and planning a media product and writing media texts for specified audiences. The course is a combination of internal and external standards. Placement into this course is at the discretion of the Head of English.

PREVIOUS STUDY : Good grades in Year 10 English.
TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE : 19 Credits
EXTERNAL CREDITS : 4 Credits
INTERNAL CREDITS : 15 Credits
FURTHER STUDY : Level 2 Media Studies.

Standard
Number
Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of
Assessment
Assessment
Opportunities
Offered
90989 1 3 Num, L1
Lit
Media Studies 1.1 – Demonstrate understanding of how individuals interact with the media Assignment

90993

1

3

Media Studies 1.5 – Produce a design and plan for a media product using a specified range of conventions Assignment

90994

1

6

Media Studies 1.6 – Complete a media product from a design and plan using a specified range of conventions Assignment

90996

1 3

L1 Lit

Media Studies 1.8 – Write media texts for a specific target audience Assignment

90991

1 4

L1 Lit

Media Studies 1.3 – Demonstrate understanding of the media coverage of a current issue or event

Exam

External

Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is to improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects.

More on vocational pathways can be found at Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries