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. The psychology of conformity (in a music and social context) has been added where students learn about the approaches to psychcology, design their own experiment and prepare a report. 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. (See music department brochure for details.) 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.


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 )
Electronics cost TBC on confirmation of students taking this standard
Own headphones (optional but recommended)
Drummer – drumsticks
Guitar – guitar pic/capo/tuner

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.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 60 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 56 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 23730 v4
NZQA Info
Operate music sequencing, editing, 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: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

U.S. 28007 v3
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
A.S. 91416 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.1 - Perform two programmes 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: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9
Term: 3, Week: 7
Term: 3, Week: 9

A.S. 91417 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.2 - Perform a programme 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: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

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

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: 3
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. 91419 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.4 - Communicate musical intention by composing three original 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: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 1
Term: 3, Week: 1
Term: 4, Week: 1

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

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5

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. 91425 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.10 - Research a music topic

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: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 6

A.S. 91849 v1
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.11 - Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking

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: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 1
Term: 3, Week: 1
Term: 4, Week: 1

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 60
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 46

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.

Disclaimer

POLICY
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Credits listed may change.