13MUS

NCEA Level 3 Music

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Wigram

Music study at Year 13 provides the opportunity for students to be able to specialise in the areas of their strengths and abilities, eg. performance, composition or musical knowledge/research (musicology). This course is a culmination for students who have completed Levels 1 and 2 standards in these areas. Performance, music studies, composition and harmonic analysis are extended to an in-depth level of understanding. Students must be committed to a course of study from the classroom teacher as well as separate weekly tuition from their instrumental music teacher and will often have to work independently to achieve the set tasks. Learning and assessment activities are based around the four strands from the Arts Curriculum document:

  • Developing practical knowledge in music (theory, aural, 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).

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 and NCEA assessment standards. In addtion to music and music technology standards an electronics standard has been created to follow on from the electronics in Level 2 music. Students use their skills from Level 2 to build a cable tester and consolidate their soldering skills. 

Psychology standards continue from Level 2 and students can choose which standards they would like to take, including the external. The psychology of conformity (in a music and social context) approaches to psychology, and students can undertake research after designing a supervised experiment. This opens a pathway to further study in psychology and builds on the Level 2 psychology standards.

Special Conditions:

  • 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). It is recommended that lessons be on an individual basis for at least ½ hour per week. Extra charges may apply in some cases.
  • Students must be prepared to take part in performance opportunities.
  • Music technology is offered to students who have completed levels 1 & 2 tech standards.
  • 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.

Recommended Prior Learning

NCEA Level 2 achievement standards in music.

Enrolment accepted from equivalent exams such as Grade 4 Practical and Grade 3 Theory, however, Grade 4 is recommended.

Auditions may be required for confirmation of entry requirements.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Ring Binder, A4 Refill (14B8), 14M5 refill (A4 manuscript paper) 2B pencil,
It is recommended students purchase a $10-15 workbook for the external paper (handed out in class )
Own headphones (optional but recommended)
Drummer – drumsticks
Guitar – guitar pic/capo/tuner
An iPad or MacBook is recommended for this course, particularly if the student is taking music technology

Pathway

Music Technology: recording industry, sound engineering
Practical Music: contemporary music degree
Theoretical and Practical Music: classical or jazz music degree, composition degree

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 74 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 66 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 28007 v4
NZQA Info
Select and apply a range of processes to enhance sound in a performance context
Level: 3
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

U.S. 32304 v1
NZQA Info
Operate a music sequencing application
Level: 3
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. 32305 v1
NZQA Info
Operate a music notation application
Level: 3
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. 91416 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.1 - Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
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. 91417 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.2 - Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument
Level: 3
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
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. 91418 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group
Level: 3
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. 91419 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.4 - Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
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

A.S. 91421 v3
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of harmonic and tonal conventions in a range of music scores
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91422 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.7 - Analyse a substantial music work
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91423 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.8 - Examine the influence of context on a substantial music work
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91424 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.9 - Create two arrangements for an ensemble
Level: 3
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
Term: 2022-02-03, Week: 2022-02-03

A.S. 91425 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.10 - Research a music topic
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

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

A.S. 91849 v1
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.11 - Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
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

A.S. 91872 v1
NZQA Info
Psychology 3.1 - Analyse the interaction between psychological approaches
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0

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

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 74
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 16
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 54

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.

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Credits listed may change.