11 Media Studies 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Tom Dale.

Students will:

• Examine personal use of media.
• Examine how minority groups are represented in mainstream media.
• Study the conventions of the dystopian film genre.
• Study the key characteristics of the movie trailer.
• Directly apply the knowledge gained to plan and then create a dystopian movie trailer.

In 2024, students will sit 4 assessments in practical production contexts as well as written essays and research reports.

A.S. 92049 'Demonstrate understanding of perspectives on a contemporary social issue' will count as 5 credits towards the new level 1 NCEA certificate.

The remaining 3 assessments will be 2 MAGS internals and 1 MAGS external, preparing students for the level 2 course in Media Studies. 

These MAGS-based assessments will be worth 5 'MAGS' credits each and will help with placement into future courses, such as meeting the required prerequisites to take Media Studies at a senior level.


 HoD approval

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*11MD1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $5
A laptop suitable for editing video is recommended but not compulsory


Career Pathways

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 92049 v3
Social Studies 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of perspectives on a contemporary social issue
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 5
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0