In Units 3&4 students undertake the following areas of study:
Unit 3: Media narratives & pre-production
• Area of study 1 – Narrative and ideology
• Area of study 2 – Media production development
• Area of study 3 – Media production design
Unit 4: Media production and issues in the media
• Area of study 1 – Media production
• Area of study 2 – Agency and control in and of the media
Unit 3&4 Assessed coursework
• U3: Outcome 1
• U4: Outcome 2
School Assessed Task
• U3: Outcome 2 & 3
• U4: Outcome 1
End of year exam
• All outcomes of unit 3 & 4
HOW MUCH IS THE SAT WORTH?
Assessment for Media includes a School-assessed Task. For this assessment teachers will provide to the VCAA a score representing an assessment of the student’s level of performance in achieving Outcomes 2 and 3 in Unit 3, and Outcome 1 in Unit 4, according to criteria published annually online by the VCAA.
The School-assessed Task for Units 3 and 4 will contribute 40 per cent to the study score.
Research aspects of a media form and experiment with media technologies and media production processes to inform and document the design of a media production.
Develop and document a media production design in a selected media form for a specific audience.
Produce, refine and resolve a media product designed in Unit 3
A research portfolio and accompanying documentation examining aspects of the selected media form.
Production exercises with accompanying documentation that demonstrates a range of skills in the use of media technologies and production processes relevant to the student selected media form.
A media production design plan based on the selected media form identified in Unit 3 Outcome 2.
A media product developed from the media production design produced in Unit 3.