Year 11 Music

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. MacDonald.

The aim of this practical course is to develop students' skills to the next level from their prior studies, and will deepen their musical appreciation, understanding and passion. Students will develop a level of confidence by engaging in opportunities to perform, compose, analyse and develop musical skill.

Performance skills - Students will develop practice on  their chosen instrument and will build on their performance skills as a soloist and in a group. Students will gain five NCEA Level 1 credits from this part of the course. 

Composition - Students will learn the fundamental skills of creating music by building a composition portfolio. 

Musical contexts - Students will study set works from variety styles and develop their understanding of musical concepts and contexts.

Music skills - This area will look at building students' musicianship and skills through a number of practical tasks throughout the year.  Music Technology skills will also be developed.

Prerequisites of this course are completion of Year 10 Music, or a good level of musical competency (at the discretion of the teacher in charge). It is expected that when students start this course, they will have chosen a major instrument and be in at least their third year of itinerant lesson on that instrument.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A 2B pencil, eraser and a clearfile, manuscript book.


Assessment Information

School assessments will be based on the following topics:
Identify and apply a range of music skills to complete a music activity
Show understanding of music in relation to contexts
Create an original composition by shaping musical ideas

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91949 v3
Music 1.2 - Demonstrate music performance skills
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 5
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0