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Media Studies Year 11 2011

Kia ora and welcome to Year 11 Media Studies.  This course outline will give you details of the course for the year ahead The course is assessed through Level 1 Achievement Standards and includes both internal and one external (exam) standards.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Term One:

Getting to know you

As an introduction to senior media studies we will do some activites designed to let us get to know you better and to give you a taste of what the year will be about

Eating Media Lunch

By the end of this unit you will be able to describe why audiences are so important to media producers and compare one another person’s media consumption patterns with your own. The assessment for this unit will focus on the use of social media.

Text Box:

AS 90989 1.1 Demonstrate understanding of how individuals interact with the media

Internal Standard 3 credits

Assessment:  Due in week 8. A report will be written in class based on earlier findings. Re-submission opportunity may be available, provided you have completed all aspects of the assessment.

Word on the Street

By the end of the year you will be able to describe how the media ‘cover’ a current issue (eg the PPTA action) or event (eg the Rugby World Cup). Coverage means how the event or issue is shown in the media. This unit is ongoing and you will be able to describe several examples of media coverage by the end of the year.

AS 90991 1.3 Demonstrate understanding of the media coverage of a current issue or event

External Standard 4 credits

Assessment: In the external NCEA exam 9.30 am on 10th November 2011

You will get a chance to practice this standard in both school exams and will be required to complete several tasks during the so that you can have an example of media coverage to use in the final exam.


Term Two:

Film Forensics

Text Box: This is a close reading and genre unit. By the end of the unit you will be able to describe how different elements are used to create meaning in film (eg cinematography, sound and editing elements). You will be able to recognise how these elements fit into a certain genre.

AS 90990 1.2 Demonstrate understanding of selected elements of media text(s)

Internal Standard 3 credits

Assessment: The assessment will be in two parts. You must complete both parts to achieve. Part one is due in Week 5 and part two in Week 8 of Term 2.

Music Video Planning  - Video killed the radio star

Assessment:

                                   

Term 4 : Revision

AS 90991 1.3 Demonstrate understanding of the media coverage of a current issue or event

External Standard 4 credits

Assessment: In the external NCEA exam 9.30 am on 10th November 2011




Resources:
Handouts and outlines
Year 11 Ideas in Art task
Ideas in art judgement statement
Template for Ideas in Art
Year 11 course outline