New Zealand Scholarship Media Studies

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Media Studies assessment specification

(Updated in March 2021)

Scholarship Performance Standard (93303) Media Studies
Method of assessment Written examination
For year 2021

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 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.  

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.

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.

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.

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

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