Assessment Specifications

Level 1 Media Studies 2021

General information

Domain

Media Studies

Method of assessment

Written examination

Standards

90991  90992

Information relating to both achievement standards    

The assessment will be available to candidates in paper or digital format. Further information about digital external assessments can be found on the Digital Assessment: NCEA Online page.                           

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

90991

Title

Demonstrate understanding of the media coverage of a current issue or event

Version

3

Number of credits

4

Candidates will be required to apply knowledge and understanding from their learning to respond to questions based on news media texts provided in a resource booklet.                    


Standard

90992

Title

Demonstrate understanding of characteristics of a media genre

Version

3

Number of credits

4

The examination will take the form of a single essay.

Candidates will be required to respond to ONE of a number of statements.

Candidates are encouraged to write a concise response of no more than 550–600 words (3–4 pages). Assessment will be based on the quality of the response rather than its length.

Information in planning spaces will not be marked.   


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