Course structure: This Course is made up of three mandatory Units, including the Added Value Unit. The three Units, taken together, include the skills of analysing and creating media content. This Course provides the opportunity to integrate these skills because creation and analysis are inextricably linked. Each Unit also offers opportunities for learners to focus on particular skills. Units are statements of standards for assessment and not programmes of learning and teaching. They can be delivered in a number of ways.
Analysing Media Content (National 4)
The purpose of this Unit is to develop the skills to analyse media content. This Unit provides learners with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the key aspects of media literacy central to the straightforward analysis of media content.
Creating Media Content (National 4)
The purpose of this Unit is to develop the skills to plan and create straightforward media content and to comment on production processes. This Unit provides learners with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the key aspects of media literacy central to creating straightforward media content.
Added Value Unit: Media Assignment (National 4)
The purpose of this Added Value Unit is to provide learners with the opportunity to apply and integrate their skills in analysing and creating straightforward media content. Learners analyse, plan, create and evaluate media content on a chosen topic that develops their personal interests.
All elements of the course are internally assessed.
Conditions of award:
To achieve the National 4 Media Course, learners must pass all of the required Units, including the Added Value Unit. The required Units are shown in the Course outline section. National 4 Courses are not graded.