NCEA Level 3 Music

13MUS
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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 23730 v4 Operate music sequencing, editing, and music notation application(s)
Assessments:
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3
I
8
U.S. 28007 v3 Select and apply a range of processes to enhance sound in a performance context
3
I
6
A.S. 91416 v2 Making Music 3.1 - Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist
Assessments:
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3
I
8
*
A.S. 91417 v2 Making Music 3.2 - Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument
Assessments:
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3
I
4
*
A.S. 91418 v2 Making Music 3.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group
Assessments:
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3
I
4
*
A.S. 91419 v2 Making Music 3.4 - Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music
Assessments:
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3
I
8
*
A.S. 91421 v3 Music Studies 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of harmonic and tonal conventions in a range of music scores
Assessments:
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3
E
4
*
A.S. 91422 v2 Music Studies 3.7 - Analyse a substantial music work
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91425 v2 Music Studies 3.10 - Research a music topic
Assessments:
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3
I
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 91849 v1 Making Music 3.11 - Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking
Assessments:
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3
I
8
*
Total Credits
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.

Total Credits Available: 60 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 56 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 (Film/Television)


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.