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Media

 

For all enquiries with this qualification please see: Faculty Principal Teacher – Mrs T Wright
 
BROAD DESCRIPTION
Media enables learners to analyse and create media content, as appropriate to purpose, audience and context. Learners develop knowledge of the key aspects of media literacy and of the role of media in society. This course is for learners who are interested in film, television, advertising, the press and/or other media and creating their own media content. It combines theory with practice. This allows the learner to be analytical and creative and provides opportunities for personalisation and choice.
 
NATIONAL 5/ HIGHER
Media offers candidates opportunities to develop and extend a wide range of skills including communication, independent learning, critical literacy, personal and interpersonal working, and creative thinking.
This course aims to enable candidates to develop:
  • the ability to analyse and create media content as appropriate to purpose, audience and context
  • knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of media literacy as appropriate to content
  • knowledge and understanding of the role of media within society
  • the ability to plan and research when creating media content as appropriate to purpose, audience and context
  • the ability to evaluate their own practice
 
N5 EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT
This assessment has 2 components:
Component 1: question paper, 60 marks, 2 hours.
Component 2: assignment, 60 marks.
 
HIGHER
There are 2 mandatory units and a course assessment:
 Analysing Media Content
 Creating Media Content
 
HIGHER ASSESSMENT
This assessment has 3 components:
Component 1: question paper, 50 marks, 2 hours 30 minutes.
Component 2: question paper, 20 marks, 1 hour
Component 3: assignment, 60 marks. (50%)
 
PROGRESSION PATHS
This Course or its Units may provide progression to:
  • other qualifications in Media or related areas
  • further study, employment and/or training