Music - NCEA Level 1
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!
You MUST attend music lessons with one of our Itinerant Music Tutors or be taking private lessons outside of school.
As computer use is an integral part of this course - earphones are required.
* Please note - this is a combined course with NCEA Level 2 and 3.
The focus for Term 1 is COMPOSITION.
You will learn some 'Tools of Composition' first. This assignment is due in Week 5 and will set you up with solid skills in preparation for your first composition. The rest of the term you will learn the importance of rhythm, chords, melody writing and other compositional techniques and begin your first Composition. You will attend weekly lessons with your Itinerant Teacher who will guide and support you in your preparations for Solo Performance.
The focus for Term 2 is PERFORMANCE.
Have you always wanted to play in a band? We can make this happen! Classes will be preparing songs for 'Performance Week' which is happening in week 9. This is such a fun way to gain your Group Performance credits. Don't be nervous about performing Solo either. Attending a weekly lesson with your Itinerant Teacher along with your own focused and committed practice routine will see you SMASHING 'Performance Week'. How EXCITING!
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 you have learnt from Term 2 and be ready to hand in two compositions in week 10. The skills you are learning with your Itinerant Music Teacher and the focused practise you have completed will lead you to the third and final Solo Performance opportunity in Week 10.
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
Year 10 Music and at least 5 terms of individual instrumental or vocal lessons.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.
Term: 2, Week: 4
Term: 1, Week: 9
Term: 2, Week: 9
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 1, Week: 9
Term: 3, Week: 2
Term: 4, Week: 2