MUS2
This course requires 2 options.

Music - Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Wright

The study of music involves learning to perform, compose and understand music within a broad range of styles.

Solo performances // Composition // Instrumentation // Aural skills // Music analysis // Musical knowledge

Senior students are expected to be taking regular instrumental or vocal tuition – this can be at school OR privately.

For 2019, students will all complete the Achievement Standards 91270, 91278, and then choose a course of 18-20 credits total with consultation with their teacher.

See below for what a possible course would look like.


Course Overview

Term 1
An example might look like:
-Weekly external exam preparation: aural and/ or score reading
-Solo Performance Preparation
-Investigate an aspect of New Zealand Music, an inquiry approach to analysis and social and historical contexts.

Term 2
-Weekly external exam preparation: aural and/ or score reading
-Solo Performance Preparation: First Solo Performance Assessment
-Composition: students use recording and notation software to compose two original pieces

Term 3
-Weekly external exam preparation: aural and/ or score reading
-Solo Performance Preparation: Second Solo Performance Assessment
-Composition: students use recording and notation software to compose two original pieces

Term 4
External exam preparation: aural and/ or score reading

Pathway

Prerequisites

If you did not take the course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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
A.S. 91276 v3
NZQA Info
Music Studies 2.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91273 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 2.8 - Devise an instrumentation for an ensemble
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 8
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Tauranga Boys’ College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.