The Year 9 Media course focuses on the skills of developing story in a range of media forms. This course has a strong focus on the technology used in new and traditional media to construct narrative. Students will be introduced to the elements of storytelling and how they are communicated using media codes and conventions. This course develops practical skills in filming, editing, animation and applies some use of special effects. Across the unit students will explore three key media forms: film, animation and video games.
Collaboration skills are vital to the construction of effective media work and in this course students will form a media production team. As such, this guides them to take responsibility for their actions to complete tasks and production roles to experience working successfully in a team situation.
There are two assessment types in the Year 9 Media course:
Students will develop skills and technical ability required for a chosen medium, genre or style, applying processes required for the production of an artwork.
Students will use specialised subject-specific language to describe, interpret and develop considered responses to their own and professional artworks. Students learn to support claims with evidence and justify reasoning about how media creates meaning.
APPROACHES TO LEARNING (ATL)
The key ATL skill below will be explicitly taught and will be assessed on a four-point rating scale:
- Taking Responsibility for One’s Own Actions
Students will develop the ability to work in a team by taking responsibility for the completion of specific documentation and processes to complete media work to a point of realisation. Students will develop a greater understanding for the importance of individual commitment in order for a group to succeed. This approach to learning also works conjunction with the WA version of the National Curriculum by addressing the following syllabus points:
- Team skills and specific role responsibilities
- Personal and group timelines and development of problem-solving skills