- Learning Area:
- Social Sciences / Media / Commerce
- NCEA Level 2
- Course Endorsement:
- Approx Cost:
- $10 for optional Adobe Software
- Technology Requirements:
- A laptop is essential for this course
- Entry Recommendations:
Open Entry. However, students do need to have a genuine interest in film-making & good literacy skills (Level 1 literacy for example), as this is a hands-on intensive course that requires a commitment outside of normal class time.
- Course Outline:
Level 2 Media students will be able to explore their strengths and passion in producing media products for film, radio or print. Students need to be self-starters and strong independent learners in order to benefit from the range of transferrable skills, such as critical analysis, presenting, working with others and problem solving, that is taught in this subject.
Typical areas of focus will be:
- Understanding narrative story telling in a film trilogy
- Understanding aspects of the documentary film genre
- Presenting an aspect of the film industry through producing a You Tube style video, Empire Magazine article, or radio documentary
Media Studies Achievement Standards are offered, with students able to achieve 2 credits from internal and 1 external assessment. Students taking MEP201 need to be self-motivated and committed to completing self-directed media products.
- Where Does It Lead:
Film Production 301; Broadcast Production 301; Print Production 301;Tertiary studies at ARA New Zealand Broadcasting School, Video Post-production courses or other University Media/Film programmes. Careers in marketing, advertising & public relations.
- For further information see:
- Mrs Packer/Mr Gilpin.
In Year 9 students start the first year of their two year junior programme. Year 9 consists of two semesters (half year-long) with a combination of compulsory courses and option courses chosen by the students.
In Year 9 students will take 12 semester (half-year) courses that include:
a) Compulsory Courses - 2 semesters of Health & PE, Mathematics, Science, and one Semester of English and Social Studies. (the reverse happens in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
b) Option Courses - Four semesters of option courses (note: students choose 5 option courses in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
Year 10 students study five compulsory courses (English, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, Science and Social Sciences) and six semester (half year) options (see individual course details). You can choose to do one semester course from a subject area eg: Drama - Part 1 or take two semester courses from a subject area, which is equivalent to a whole year course eg: Drama Part - 1 and Drama - Part 2. Pathways for all course at all levels are summarised on the Course Planning Chart.
A few Year 10 semester two courses require you to complete semester one first, before doing semester two.
Students won't be gaining Level 1 NCEA in Year 11. There will be up to one internal NCEA assessment per semester course, giving students the opportunity to gain approximately 45 credits but not the 80 needed for Level 1 NCEA. Some assessments maybe at Level 2 NCEA. These internal assessments will expose students to the way different subject areas assess NCEA in preparation for Year 12 and the completion of Level 2 NCEA.
Year 12 students study six year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart). There are no compulsory courses, however, English and Mathematics are strongly recommended.
Students have the option of studying five courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their five courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
Year 13 students study five year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart) and have an Independent Study (IST). A sixth course can be selected in place of IST. Students have the option of studying four courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their four courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
For students that are intending to gain University Entrance it is strongly recommended that they select at least four University Entrance approved courses. Refer to individual course details to check if a course is a University Entrance approved subject
Year 13 (IST) is independent, unsupervised learning that can take place at school or at home. Students are responsible for managing their work during this time.