Year 11 Course Booklet

Music

Visual Arts

Core courses

Core courses

Solo/ensemble performance Students focus on both solo and ensemble performance skills, working to improve their working knowledge of musical styles and ability to performmusic to the best of their musical ability. Strongly recommended for students having – or those who have had – instrumental/voice lessons on their chosen instrument/voice. Create musical works to include songwriting Students create works for both their chosen instrument(s) or ensembles (bands) and develop skills in musical notation, lead sheets, theoretical aspects, sound production, recording, and completing both live performance and professional recording of their works. Recommended for students who like to work within both a solo and ensemble (band) situation and collaborate with peers in musical creativity.

Sculpture This course encourages students to express their creative ideas in the context of Sculpture. Students' critical-thinking skills and creative abilities are nurtured through student-directed projects. Students learn a range of visual communication techniques in an art-making context. They learn about the techniques and processes used by established artists and apply these in the making of their own artwork. This course is inspired by the Scape Public Art festival. Students make a series of maquettes, or scale models, proposed for a site of their choice. This project encourages exploration through a range of art materials and art-making objectives, and explores the theme of connection to place and identity. Photography This course encourages students to express their creative ideas in the context of Photography. Students' critical-thinking skills and creative abilities are nurtured through student-directed projects. Students learn a range of visual communication techniques in an art-making context, including learning about pictorial, technical and conceptual conventions. They learn about the techniques and processes used by established artists and apply these in the taking of their own photographs. It explores the theme of whakapapa, migration and identity. Students make a series of photographic works for exhibition. This project encourages exploration through a range of approaches to photography and its presentation.

Prep courses

Music-making in prep for L2 Developing the technical skills in performance and creativity work to ensure a smooth transition into the Level 2 programme. Ability to performon an instrument/voice and ensure you are having formal lessons are strongly advised.

Prerequisite for: Level 2 Music.

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