New Zealand Scholarship Media Studies

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2017 Assessment Report

Media Studies assessment specification

Scholarship Performance Standard (93303) Media Studies
Mode of Assessment Written Examination
For Year 2018

Format of the assessment

Candidates will be required to write answers for three questions. Answers will be in essay format.

Question One will focus on reading media texts (genre, readings, representation).

Question Two will focus on the relationship between media and society (industry, developments).

Question Three will focus on a candidate’s media production experience.  

For all questions, candidates will be expected to demonstrate a critical understanding of at least one medium/media industry and its context, illustrated by reference to specific media texts and other relevant evidence.

For example, for Question Three, candidates will be expected to demonstrate a critical understanding of their chosen medium and its production context, illustrated by specific reference to their own production(s) and other relevant evidence.

Candidates may not use the same material to answer more than one question.

Each question will require candidates to address a selected quotation/statement or discussion question in their analysis.

Each essay will be marked on a scale of 0–8.

New Zealand Scholarship Media Studies Examination 2017 changes (DOCX, 111KB)

2018 Examination timetable

Media Studies resources

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Performance standards

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