New Zealand Scholarship Media Studies

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Media Studies assessment specification

Scholarship Performance Standard (93303) Media Studies
Method of assessment Written examination
For year 2023

Format of the assessment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

This assessment will be available to candidates in paper or digital format.

Media Studies resources

The links listed below are for resources to help teachers and students understand what is required for success in New Zealand Scholarship.

Performance standard

Exam materials (question books, resource books, reports, schedules, etc)

2022 exam materials (ZIP, 16MB)

2021 exam materials (ZIP, 9.6MB)

2020 exam materials (ZIP, 22MB)

2019 exam materials (ZIP, 26MB)

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