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Media Production and Analysis: General - a summary of syllabus changes

This table summarises the main changes that have occurred in the process of adapting Stage 1 and Stage 2 of this course into Year 11 and Year 12 syllabuses for implementation in 2015 (Year 11) and 2016 (Year 12).
the Rationale was deleted and replaced with an updated version as appears in the ATAR units Course unit descriptions updated Resources reviewed Vocational Education and Training information reviewed changes to content descriptions which have been deleted, combined or rewritten to clarify the intent of the original concept and focus of the units Representation of General Capabilities included Cross curricular priorities from Australian curriculum included Representation added as a content organiser to create continuity with Australian Arts curriculum: Media Arts Suggested contexts updated some sub content organisers updated (i.e. Media form has been changed to System of communication) to provide greater clarity of the focus of the content descriptions. content descriptions from Stage 1 units A and B have been deleted, combined or rewritten to clarify the intent of the original concept or provide greater focus for the context of the unit (i.e. the focus of Unit 2 is Point of view which appears explicitly within the content) while the unit foci from 1C and 1D have been retained e.g. Unit 3 is Entertainment, the content has been reviewed, rewritten and changed to raise the conceptual demand and to reflect the pitch and demand of the current stage 2 content. Investigation as an assessment type removed and some concepts within Investigation incorporated within the Response assessment type Weightings adjusted from a range to fixed Investigation as an assessment type removed and some concepts within Investigation incorporated within the Response assessment type Weightings adjusted from a range to fixed Externally Set Task included as an assessment type Weightings of each assessment type are fixed Response: 30% from previous range of 15-25% Production: 70% from previous range of 50-70%

Content changes Overall

Content changes Year 11 specific Content changes Year 12 specific Changes to the assessment table Year 11 Changes to the assessment table Year 12 Changes to assessment type weightings Year 11 Changes to assessment type weightings Year 12

Weightings of each assessment type are fixed Response: 25% from previous range of 20-30%% Production: 60% from previous range of 40-60% Externally Set Task: 15%

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Media Production and Analysis | General | a summary of syllabus changes