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ASSIGNMENT FRONT SHEET Qualification

Unit number and title

PEARSON BTEC LEVEL 5 HND DIPLOMA CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION

UNIT 4: SPECIAL SUBJECT INVESTIGATION FOR CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION

Student name

Assessor names SOPHIE BLOUNT IV: NOSA OBAYIUWANA

Project start date

Completion date

THURSDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2016

FRIDAY 6TH JANUARY 2017

Assignment title

INDIVIDUAL SPECIALIST AREA

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LEARNING OUTCOME (L.O)

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IN THIS ASSESSMENT YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT EVIDENCE THAT SHOWS YOU ARE ABLE TO:

UNIT

L.O 1

Be able to present and justify planned proposals for investigations into creative media production

1.1

Present well focused proposal for an investigation into creative media production

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Present a comprehensive implementation plan for an investigation into creative media production

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1.3

Justify choice of subject for investigation

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2.1

Carry out research for proposed investigation effectively

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2.2

Critically evaluate research material gathered

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2.3

Produce well developed results of an investigation into creative media production

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L.O 2

Be able to research and select appropriate material for investigations into creative media production

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Be able to present results of investigations into creative media production

3.1

Present the results of an investigation into creative media production clearly and effectively

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L.O 4

Be able to reflect on own performance and learning.

4.1

Critically evaluate the presented investigation against the proposal

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4.2

Critically evaluate learning against agreed criteria and make recommendations for further development

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EVIDENCE (PAGE NO / LOCATION)

Learner declaration I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own and research sources are fully acknowledged.

Student signature:

Date:


In addition to the above PASS criteria, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and DISTINCTION grades GRADE DESCRIPTORS

INDICATIVE CHARACTERISTIC (S)

CONTEXTUALISATION

M1 - Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions

An effective approach to study and research has been applied

To achieve M1 you must show that you have been able to do primary and secondary research that is well thought through and methodical. Your work should evidence a good number of sources.

M2 - Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniques

Appropriate learning methods / techniques have been applied

To achieve M2, your work must be set in the appropriate report structure. It should be clear and detailed. There should be linkage between the sections of the report. Your work will show that you have given considerable thought to the topic and that expert opinion has influenced your final conclusions.

M3 - Present and communicate appropriate findings

A range of methods of presentation has been used and technical language has been accurately used

To achieve M3 a range of presentation techniques must be used to a professional standard. This should include pitching, PowerPoint presentations and written essays. Make sure the correct technical terms are used to highlight your knowledge in the discipline.

D1 - Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions

Realistic improvements have been proposed against defined characteristics for success

To achieve D1 in your presentation, critique your research proposal highlighting areas of weakness. You should also be able to clearly define the aims and objectives of your intended research. Your presentation should discuss the importance of your selected topic to your career progress in detail. Clearly state how you intend to mitigate identified areas of weakness.

D2 - Take responsibility for managing and organising activities

Autonomy / independence has been demonstrated

To achieve D2, show evidence that your research goes beyond topics and themes discussed in class. If your work does emerge out of class lectures, the report must demonstrate an ability to explore key points and arguments in detail. There should be clear and consistent use of credible references, critique and case examples.

D3 - Demonstrate convergent/lateral/creative thinking

Receptiveness to new ideas is evident

To achieve D3 you will have to show (in your sketchbook and evaluation) that your creative ideas have significant contributed to the look, feel and overall aesthetics of the finished piece.

Please note that for unit assignments assessors should use these or other exemplar indicative characteristics for the individual grade descriptors from Annexe C of the HN specification or any other relevant indicative characteristics for the particular assignment. The indicative characteristic should then be contextualised. Only one indicative characteristic per grade descriptor, M1, M2, M3, D1, D2, D3 is require


ASSIGNMENT BRIEF Unit number and title

4: SPECIAL SUBJECT INVESTIGATION FOR CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION

Qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Creative Media Production

Project start date

THURSDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2016

Deadline/Hand-in

FRIDAY 6TH JANUARY 2017

Assessor

SOPHIE BLOUNT IV: NOSA OBAYIUWANA


Assignment title

INDIVIDUAL SPECIALIST AREA

Purpose of this assignment This unit aims to enable learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of a chosen aspect of creative media production and their skills in researching and presenting an individual investigation.

Scenario The moving image sector provides a wide range of technical, professional and academic areas for you to progress into. Over the next few months you will be undertaking work experience to expand your industry horizons. For this unit, you are required to identify a particular area of study, or practice, in which improving your existing knowledge will be useful in your quest to pursue a career in the film industry or academia. Remember, it is important that the subject / topic you select present the opportunity to do detailed research that will be of benefit to you as you progress to your degree or into industry.

TASK 1: L O: 1.1 - Present a well-focused proposal for an investigation into creative media production L O: 1.2 - Present a comprehensive implementation plan for an investigation into creative media production L O: 1.3 - Justify choice of subject for investigation For this assignment (1) Select an area / topic of interest to you, and your career, in moving image production. (2) Create a title that represents the topic and themes of your research. (3) Do preliminary primary and secondary research on your selected area / topic. Primary research presented must be recorded and evidenced. (4) Pitch and present a focused proposal and comprehensive implementation plan in class on how you intend to carry out a study into your proposed topic / area (a presentation time will be given to you by your lecturer). (5) Justify, in your pitch presentation, your choice of subject. You should give valid reasons why your topic is important to you and your career. (6) Submit your pitch presentation containing all research and information as a PDF document / folder containing images, annotations, video interviews, paragraphs you have written, and photographs. (7) Submit a detailed bibliography / reference list containing books, journal articles, magazine articles, video sources etc. of primary and secondary sources you have used in your research so far. ďƒź

To achieve M1 you must show that you have been able to do primary and secondary research that is well thought through and methodical. Your work should evidence a good number of sources.

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To achieve D1 in your presentation, critique your research proposal highlighting areas of weakness. You should also be able to clearly define the aims and objectives of your intended research. Your presentation should discuss the importance of your selected topic to your career progress in detail. Clearly state how you intend to mitigate identified areas of weakness.


TASK 2: L O: 2.1 - Carry out research for proposed investigation effectively L O: 2.2 - Critically evaluate research material gathered L O: 2.3 - Produce well developed results of an investigation into creative media production L O: 3.1 - Present results of an investigation into creative media production clearly and effectively Based on the proposal pitched in task 1, you will continue your investigation into a specific and well-focused topic / area (this must have been approved by your lecturer). You will then (1) Do primary and secondary research, (2) Critically evaluate the evidence gathered and (3) Produce and present results in the form of a typed 2000 to 3000-word digital report in the PDF format. The report can contain images, graphs, video, sound artefacts (in a separate folder), and photographs. Your research report should be structured into the following sections. INDIVIDUAL SECTIONS

CONTENT OF EACH SECTION

Title of Report

Concise heading indicating what the report is about

Table of Contents

List of major sections and headings with page numbers

Abstract / Synopsis

Concise summary of main findings (half - three quarters of a page)

Introduction

Amongst other things 1. 2. 3. 4.

State, discuss and explain the topic What you researched and why Why is the topic important? Explain the importance of the topic to your chosen career path

Literature Review

Review of existing literature by experts and authoritative sources

Methodology

  

What you are about to do The method of research you are about to use Why (justification and discussion of the method)

NOTE: Your discussion / justification of method must be backed up by evidence (research) Primary and Secondary Research

Further discussion of    

Interviews Surveys Questionnaires Further reading and information on existing white papers

Discussion of Results

Relevance of your results, and how it fits with your chosen topic and career progression

Conclusion

Summary of results findings

Recommendations

What you need to do as a result of your findings

References / Bibliography

All references used in your report or referred to for background information

Appendices

Any additional material which will add to your report

To achieve M2, your work should be set in the appropriate report structure. It must be clear and detailed. There should be linkage between the sections of the report. Your work will show that you have given considerable thought to the topic and that expert opinion has influenced your final conclusions.

To achieve D2, show evidence that your research goes beyond topics and themes discussed in class. If your work does emerge out of class lectures, the report must demonstrate an ability to explore key points and arguments in detail. There should be clear and consistent use of credible references, critique and case examples.

References in the text and bibliography must be formatted in the Harvard style.

Please make sure your work is justified, in the 12 point Arial font and 1.15 line spaced when you submit it.


TASK 3: L O: 4.1: Critically evaluate the presented investigation against the proposal L O: 4.2: Critically evaluate learning against agreed criteria and make recommendations for further development For this task you will, in a session to be recorded by your lecturer, give a 10-minute presentation were you A. B. C. D. E.

Critically evaluate your report against the proposal you pitched and submitted in task one. Discuss the challenges and limitations of your research. Highlight areas were you have expanded your knowledge Use specific case examples to discuss how your research could improve your career prospects. Make recommendations for further development / areas of study based on your research.

IMPORTANT: 

You can submit a supporting PowerPoint presentation alongside the recorded evaluation you will be doing in-front of class.

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Your evaluation will be in-front of your lecturers and classmates. You will be taking questions about your work from everyone. Be prepared to be challenged and critiqued.


Evidence checklist TASK 1

Summary of evidence required by student

1) Presentation containing all research and information as a PDF document / folder containing images, annotations, video interviews, paragraphs you have written, and photographs. 2) Recorded in-class pitch with lecturer present.

TASK 2

TASK 3

A typed 2000 to 3000-word digital report in the PDF format.

I.

In class recorded critical evaluation.

II.

Supporting PowerPoint presentation.

Evidence presented


Achievement Summary (reminder) Qualification

Unit Number and title Criteria Reference LO 1 1.1

PEARSON BTEC LEVEL 5 HND DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION

Assessor name

UNIT 4: SPECIAL SUBJECT INVESTIGATION FOR CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION

Student name

To achieve the criteria the evidence must show that the student is able to:

Present a comprehensive implementation plan for an investigation into creative media production

1.3

Justify choice of subject for investigation

Carry out research for proposed investigation effectively

2.2

Critically evaluate research material gathered

2.3

Produce well developed results of an investigation into creative media production

LO 3 3.1 LO 4 4.1 4.2

Achieved? (tick)

Present well focused proposal for an investigation into creative media production

1.2

LO 2 2.1

SOPHIE BLOUNT IV: NOSA OBAYIUWANA

Present the results of an investigation into creative media production clearly and effectively

Critically evaluate the presented investigation against the proposal Critically evaluate learning against agreed criteria and make recommendations for further development

Higher Grade achievements (where applicable) Grade descriptor

Achieved? (tick)

Grade descriptor

M1: Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions

D1: Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions

M2: Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniques

D2: Take responsibility for managing and organising activities

M3: Present and communicate appropriate findings

D3: Demonstrate convergent/lateral/creative thinking

Achieved? (tick)


Assignment Feedback Formative Feedback: Assessor to Student

Action Plan

Summative feedback

Feedback: Student to Assessor

Assessor Signature

Date

Student Signature

Date


KEY POINTS ON ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The Merit & Distinction criteria will be discussed during briefing sessions where you will be expected to take notes. You will have the opportunity throughout the assignment to discuss your work with staff. You must achieve all the pass criteria on a relevant unit to move on to merits grades and likewise with merits to achieve distinction grades. Notes (please take notes during briefing sessions)


PLEASE NOTE: It is essential that your work is grammatically correct with no spelling errors. There are several methods for assisting with this: Spell Check – All the software we use have UK spell check facilities that you should get familiar with. Copy Reading – After you have finished your assignment allow time to read back through it and amend any errors. Buddy Up – swap with a peer and read each others work, not only will you help them but you may learn something new as well. Authenticity – It is vital to your development that you are responsible for and produce your own work. You are expected to adhere to certain professional standards such as Harvard referencing your primary and secondary research and imagery that you use within your work. You should use a well formatted bibliography at the end of your assignment or credit the work as you produce it by identifying the website, book, journal, magazine, blog etc where you found the information/image. Plagiarism – is serious, it is not acceptable to use other people’s work and try to pass it off as your own. The college uses a system called TURNITIN to check. It’s a simple process where we run your file through and it will identify how much is copied and where it’s from. Ignorance isn’t an excuse and we are far more interested in your own thoughts and opinions anyway.


How to hand in your assessment This assessment must be handed into SOPHIE BLOUNT by the hand in date and time on the front of the assignment brief. If you have a valid reason why you will not be able to hand in the work on time, you will need to fill out and hand in an AE1. If you need to ask for a longer extension you will need to fill out and hand in an AE2 to your Head of School at least two days before the assessment deadline. ALL WORK SHOULD BE HANDED IN AS SPECIFIED BY THE LECTURER. YOU NEED TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE SIGNED THE SUBMISSION SHEET AFTER HAND IN. For staff use only. Internal Verification

This assessment has been verified and form IV8 completed:

IV Name & signature:

Date:

SMOG INDEX: N.B. Test for readability on scenario and tasks only.

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