NCEA Level 2 Music

12MUS
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

NCEA Level 3 Music

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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 18243 v7 Construct a simple electronic product from a supplied circuit schematic
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2
I
6
U.S. 27657 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of the development and usage of music technology equipment and techniques
2
I
4
U.S. 27658 v2 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of electronic music production and music notation application(s)
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2
I
4
U.S. 27703 v4 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of sound control and enhancement processes required for a performance context
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2
I
4
A.S. 91270 v2 Making Music 2.1 - Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist
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2
I
6
A.S. 91271 v2 Making Music 2.4 - Compose two substantial pieces of music
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2
I
6
A.S. 91272 v2 Making Music 2.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group
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2
I
4
A.S. 91274 v2 Making Music 2.2 - Perform a substantial piece of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument
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2
I
3
A.S. 91276 v3 Music Studies 2.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores
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2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91277 v3 Music Studies 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of two substantial and contrasting music works
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2
E
6
Y
6w
A.S. 91278 v2 Music Studies 2.9 - Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music
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2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91844 v1 Psychology 2.1 - Examine different psychological approaches used to explain a behaviour
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2
I
6
Y
6r
A.S. 91845 v1 Psychology 2.2 - Examine how a psychological debate has changed over time
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2
I
3
Y
3r
Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

Music: Promoter, Stage Manager, Events Manager, Singer/Musician, Teaching, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Cinema Projectionist, Dancer, Director (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Entertainer, Film and Video Editor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Light Technician, Media Producer, Musician, Production Assistant (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Radio Presenter, Sound Technician, Television Presenter, Primary School Teacher, Private Teacher/Tutor, Tertiary Lecturer, Diversional Therapist, Music Teacher, Sound engineer, Radio Announcer, Music Performer, Production Assistant


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.