Music - Level 1

MUS1
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 // Two compositions // Aural skills // Musical analysis // Musical knowledge

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

Please note: total of 22 credits, with students choosing between 2 external examinations. (91093 OR 91094)

See below for what a typical course would look like.


Course Overview

Term 1
The course is approached in a holistic fashion:
-Weekly external exam preparation- Aural and Score Reading
-Weekly Solo Performance preparation- Students are expected to work closely with their instrumental teacher
-In term one we focus on our first music work for the Demonstrate Knowledge of Music Works Standard, we complete two assessments for this which covers analysis using the elements of music and investigating the social and historical contexts of the work and it's composer.

Term 2
-Weekly external exam preparation- Aural and Score Reading
-Weekly Solo Performance preparation- First Solo Performance Assessment
-In term two we focus on our second music work for the Demonstrate Knowledge of Music Works Standard, we complete two assessments for this which covers analysis using the elements of music and investigating the social and historical contexts of the work and it's composer.

Term 3
-Weekly external exam preparation- Aural and Score Reading
-Weekly Solo Performance preparation- Second Solo Performance Assessment
-Composition- Students using recording and notation software to compose two original pieces.

Term 4
External Exam Preparation

Pathway

Music - Level 2

Prerequisites

Open Entry - 10 Music preferred.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91095 v3 Music 1.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of two music works from contrasting contexts
1
I
6
Y
A.S. 91094 v3 Music 1.5 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music scores
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91092 v3 Music 1.3 - Compose two original pieces of music
1
I
6
A.S. 91090 v3 Music 1.1 - Perform two pieces of music as a featured soloist
1
I
6
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

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.