NCEA Course Booklet


Year 12

Prerequisites It is essential that all students considering this course have an instrument/voice that they can submit performance work on. Some skills in composition are essential. Music Prep is recommended but not essential. Description The aim of this course is to cater for students with performance skills at all levels so that they may be able to relate to the many disciplines of music, encompassing composing, harmony, aural perception and the literature of music as well as extending their performance skills. The content of the course involves performance on a chosen instrument(s) (including voice), performance work in any combination of classical rock/ jazz/contemporary music, group or ensemble performance, composition, the study of music works, aural and score reading.

Assessment The course contributes towards NCEA Level 2, with about 20 to 24 credits. Students will select from a range of music achievement or unit standards that cover both their musical interests, abilities and skills. Internal assessment is carried out by Music staff in association with specialist instrumental tutors, with work also being moderated through NZQA. Students at this level do not have any external examinations.

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