MUSSEN

Music - NCEA Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Matenga

Welcome to Senior Music!  As a Senior Musician you will have the opportunity to learn about, achieve at and gain standards from any level we/you feel you are capable of.  Solo and Group Performances, Composing your own Music, Researching what you are passionate about in Music is what is waiting for you.  Nau mai, haere mai!  

Participation in School music activities would be an advantage in this course.

You MUST provide headphones as computer use is an integral part of this course.

* Please note - this is a combined course with NCEA Level 1 and 3. 


Course Overview

Term 1
The focus for Term 1 is Research and Composition.
You will 'Investigate an aspect of New Zealand Music' and prepare this assignment ready to hand in at the end of week 4. After reviewing the importance of rhythm, chords, melody writing and other compositional techniques you will begin your first Composition. You will attend a weekly lesson with your Itinerant Music Teacher who will guide and support you. With your own focused and committed practice routine, you will be ready for the first Solo Performance opportunity in Week 9.

Term 2
The focus for Term 2 is PERFORMANCE.
Classes will form a band and groups, then select, learn, practice and prepare songs for 'Performance Week' in week 9. This is such a fun way to gain your Group Performance credits. You will also be preparing for Solo Performances. Attending a weekly lesson with your Itinerant Music Teacher and focused practice will see you SMASHING the lunchtime concerts during 'Performance Week'. How EXCITING!

Term 3
Composition takes time and practise as does getting better at your chosen instrument. Term 3 you will practise, practise, PRACTISE! You will practise the compositional skills and techniques and be ready to hand in your 2nd composition in week 10. The skills you are learning with your Itinerant Music Teacher and the focused practise routine you have established will lead you to the third and final Solo Performance opportunity in Week 10.

Term 4
Did you miss something? In term 4 you have until the end of week 3 to tidy up, fix up and perhaps even finish off work that you missed.

Recommended Prior Learning

16 credits or more in NCEA Level 1 Music and at least 9 terms of individual instrumental or vocal lessons

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91270 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 2.1 - Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 9
Term: 2, Week: 9
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 91271 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 2.4 - Compose two substantial pieces of music
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: 10

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

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 9

A.S. 91278 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 2.9 - Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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