11MUS

NCEA Level 1 Music

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Wigram

Students will have the opportunity to continue to learn more about reading and writing music for their performance instrument and appropriate to genre. They will learn through group performance and by looking at a variety of music styles which will provide the skills for individuals to read and write music according to their level of experience and knowledge. Students will enjoy the e-learning focus to assist both learning and assessment. Students will be supported to enter New Zealand secondary school initiatives such as Smokefree Rockquest, Play it Strange and NZ Chamber Music competitions.

As part of the performance requirements for assessment, students need to continue with a course of instrumental tuition in their performance instrument, throughout the year (either privately or via the college). Students must be prepared to take part in performance opportunities and be working with a tutor as they learn about music performance. Music technology is a new and exciting part of this course. Students can learn about setting up sound for performance and digital sequencing. At this level students also have the option of creating a music video and understanding behaviours in a music context. We have added a psychology standard with the perspective of understanding performance anxiety and how to overcome this aspect of music performances.

Special Conditions:

  • Students must be prepared to take part in performance opportunities.
  • It is expected that students will attend scheduled lessons with their tutor and non-attendance for unjustified reasons may result in the student losing this opportunity. 
  • Students who have lessons with an outside tutor may continue with their current teacher.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.

Course Overview

Term 1
Each student has an individualised learning program selected with the teacher to work with the student's needs, abilities and also to enable growth. This program selection is done in the first week, but remains flexible throughout the year. The only compulsory standard is composition - one due in Term 2 and one in Term 3. Both must be completed to gain the credits.

Term 2
Group Performance must be completed by the end of Term 2.

Term 3
Solo performances occur each term, but the aim is to be completed by the end of Term 3.

Recommended Prior Learning

It is preferable students took this subject in Year 10, or entry with teacher recommendation and audition.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Take-home workbooks for each standard will be supplied in class (approx $25 total for all books)
A4 Refill (14B8), 14M5 refill (A4 manuscript paper), 2B pencil, own headphones (optional but recommended)
Drummer – drumsticks
Guitarist – guitar pic/capo/tuner
An iPad or MacBook is recommended for this course, particularly if the student is taking music technology

Pathway

Students can follow a practical music path which leads to a degree or doploma in Contemporary Music at a tertiary level. OR
Students can follow a practical and theoretical path which leads to a degree in Classical, Jazz or Composition at university. OR
Students can take music technology leading a career in Sound Engineering, Recording or Studio work.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 50 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 42 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 26687 v5
NZQA Info
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of sound for an entertainment and event context

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2022-02-03, Week: 2022-02-03

U.S. 32300 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate and apply introductory knowledge of MIDI sequencing
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2022-02-03, Week: 2022-02-03

U.S. 32301 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate and apply introductory knowledge of a music notation application
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2022-02-03, Week: 2022-02-03

A.S. 90994 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.6 - Complete a media product from a design and plan using a specified range of conventions
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2022-02-03, Week: 2022-02-03

A.S. 91090 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.1 - Perform two pieces of music as a featured soloist
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2022-02-03, Week: 2022-02-03
Term: 2022-02-03, Week: 2022-02-03
Term: 2022-02-03, Week: 2022-02-03
Term: 2022-02-03, Week: 2022-02-03

A.S. 91091 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.2 - Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece of music as a member of a group
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2022-02-03, Week: 2022-02-03

A.S. 91092 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.3 - Compose two original pieces of music
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2022-02-03, Week: 2022-02-03
Term: 2022-02-03, Week: 2022-02-03

A.S. 91093 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.4 - Demonstrate aural and theoretical skills through transcription

This external paper is run through a flipped classroom approach. In addition, workshops are run by the teacher closer to derived grades and external papers.

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 91094 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.5 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music scores

This external paper is run throughout the year using a flipped classroom approach. Students are expected to work in class time and there are further workshop opportunities in terms 3 and 4.

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2022-02-03, Week: 2022-02-03

A.S. 91095 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of two music works from contrasting contexts
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2022-02-03, Week: 2022-02-03
Term: 2022-02-03, Week: 2022-02-03

A.S. 91839 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of psychological approaches
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2022-02-03, Week: 2022-02-03

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 50
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

POLICY
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Credits listed may change.