Level 3 Music

13MUS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

This course requires students to extend their skills acquired from NCEA Level 1 & 2, and is divided into Solo Performance and Group Performance, Composition, Music knowledge of specific pieces and styles, Research, Aural and Score Reading.  Achieving between 16-24 credits is expected in this course. 

 Each student will work on an individual programme that is designed to their strengths and interests. Your portfolio of work will form the bases for all of your assessments. Assessment times have been set so that you can achieve your best in all areas and there will be little opportunity for re-assessment.

All students must be learning a musical instrument and must attend lessons either through school or outside. Involvement in the co-curricular programmes and events (orchestra, choir, festivals etc.) are highly recommended and expected as part of furthering your musical education.


Course Overview

Term 1
Term 1 is focused on building your composition, theory and musical knowledge. One lesson each week is dedicated to your external examination knowledge and skills. One period is dedicated to your solo performance. The remaining time is spent on unit work and assessment material.

The assessment opportunties
You will have your first solo performance assessment opportunty at the end of the term. It is highly encourgeled that you have lessons on your chosen instrument.

Term 2
Term 2 will continue the academic focus from Term 1. This term group performance becomes a focus. This can be in the form of a Chamber music group, Rock Quest, Big Sing, or other similar events.

Your first composition will be due at the end of the term and your second opportunty for Solo Performance will also take place.

Term 3
Term 3 will spend the first portion of the term continuing to develop your skills and put into practice the material needed for the practice exams.

Your final composition and performance will take place at the end of the term.

Term 4
Term 4 is focused on your External examination and any other individualised assessments required.

Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91416 v2 Making Music 3.1 - Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist
3
I
8
*
A.S. 91418 v2 Making Music 3.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91419 v2 Making Music 3.4 - Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music
3
I
8
*
A.S. 91421 v3 Music Studies 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of harmonic and tonal conventions in a range of music scores
3
E
4
*
A.S. 91425 v2 Music Studies 3.10 - Research a music topic
3
I
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 91849 v1 Making Music 3.11 - Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking
3
I
8
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 38

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 38 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 34 credits.

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