MUS8

Music - NCEA Level 3

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 is a requirement for this course.

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

This is an approved subject for University Entrance.

* Please note - this is a combined course with NCEA Level 1 and 2. 

Course Overview

Term 1
The focus for Term 1 is COMPOSITION.
An in-depth look into the elements of music, compositional techniques and devices will set you up to smash out your first composition that you will complete and submit in week 8. You should be half way through your second composition by week 10.
Regular attendance with your Itinerant Music Teacher and solid practise habits will enable you to be ready for your first Solo Performance opportunity in Week 9.
You will also make a start on the Research.

Term 2
The focus for Term 2 is PERFORMANCE!
All Level 3 Musicians will be working on a 'special project' for Group Performance. This 'special project' includes band and group work that will be showcased in week 11. You will LOVE it!
Make sure you are attending your weekly music lesson with your Itinerant Teacher. These lessons along with your own focused and committed practice routine will ensure you are ready for your 'Busking Date' in week 8. How EXCITING!
You will also do more work on the Research.

Term 3
Composition and perfecting your craft takes time and lots of practise. Term 3 you will practise, practise, PRACTISE! You will practise the compositional skills, techniques and devices and be ready to hand in your second composition week 3. Your third composition should be almost completed by 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 9.
You will do more work on the Research.

Term 4
Your third composition is due at the end of week 2. The research project is due at the end of week 2.
You will 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 or more credits in NCEA Level 2 Music

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 26 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91416 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.1 - Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8
Term: 2, Week: 9
Term: 3, 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
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11

A.S. 91419 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 3.4 - Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music
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: 8
Term: 3, Week: 3
Term: 4, Week: 2

A.S. 91425 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 3.10 - Research a music topic
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 26
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 6
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 26

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.

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