12MUS

NCEA Level 2 Music

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Wigram

This course builds on the skills of performance and composition developed to a competent level from Level 1. Instrumentation and score reading, will be developed to a competent level. Students will be encouraged to perform at organised events such as the New Zealand Chamber Music Festival or the Rock Quest Competition.

Learning and assessment activities are based around the four strands from the Arts Curriculum document:

  • Developing practical knowledge in music (theory, score reading).
  • Developing ideas in music (composing music).
  • Communicating and interpreting in music (listen to, read and play music).
  • Understand music in context (developing knowledge and understanding of a variety of music styles both past and present).

Music technology is offered across 3 standards, which build on one another. An electronics standard where students create a guitar pedal is new at this level and encourages students to apply different forms of knowledge in a music context. Another new standard is the psychology of addiction and how it pertains to musicians in a performance context.

Please Note – While students have the opportunity to further their own interests in music, this course has a set programme of teaching and learning based on the curriculum. Each year a course is designed to allow all students in the class to access at least 14 credits and a subject endorsement through one external paper.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Ring Binder, A4 Refill (14B8), 14M5 refill (A4 manuscript paper) 2B pencil, workbook (handed out in class $15), own headphones (optional but recommended)
Drummer – drumsticks
Guitar – guitar pic/capo/tuner
As part of the performance requirements for assessment, students need to continue with their course of instrumental tuition on their performance instrument throughout the year (either privately or via the college). Extra charges may apply in some cases. It is recommended that lessons be on an individual basis.
Students must be prepared to take part in performance opportunities.

Recommended Prior Learning

The minimum of 14 credits across performance and composition, or auditions may be required for confirmation of entry requirements. Music literacy credits are required from Level 1 for some Level 2 standards. We encourage students to take 20 credits that work toward extending their strengths and building new pathways.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 60 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 50 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 18243 v7
NZQA Info
Construct a simple electronic product from a supplied circuit schematic

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2

U.S. 27657 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the development and usage of music technology equipment and techniques

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27658 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of electronic music production and music notation application(s)

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

U.S. 27703 v4
NZQA Info
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of sound control and enhancement processes required for a performance context

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91270 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 2.1 - Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 7
Term: 3, Week: 9

A.S. 91271 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 2.4 - Compose two substantial pieces of music

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 1
Term: 3, Week: 1

A.S. 91272 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 2.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 7

A.S. 91274 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 2.2 - Perform a substantial piece of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

A.S. 91276 v3
NZQA Info
Music Studies 2.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5

A.S. 91277 v3
NZQA Info
Music Studies 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of two substantial and contrasting music works
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5

A.S. 91278 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 2.9 - Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 1

A.S. 91844 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 2.1 - Examine different psychological approaches used to explain a behaviour

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9
Term: 3, Week: 5

A.S. 91845 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 2.2 - Examine how a psychological debate has changed over time

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 60
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 9
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.