Advanced Music - Part 1
- Learning Area:
- 2021 - 2022
- Approx Cost:
- $20 to cover workbooks and materials
Optional concert/musical attendance opportunities through the year - $30 approx
- Technology Requirements:
- A laptop is essential for this course
- Entry Recommendations:
Students are expected to have successful completion of year 10 music or by audition/discussion with Mr Beard, HOD music.
Students should be able to play at least one musical instrument to a minimum of two years’ experience and have a have a minimum of grade 2/3 theory .This course is focused on the performance, harmonic analysis, score reading, composition and arranging. Student will be asked to perform as both a soloist and as part of a group.
To be successful in this course you are expected to be proficient on an instrument and receiving tuition on your instrument either privately or through the itinerant programme.
NB – Voice/singing is an instrument
- Course Outline:
This multi-level (Yr 11-13) course focuses on developing performance, composition and understanding of harmony. It is intended for students who can read and may wish pursue music at tertiary level.
All solo performance practice will be expected to be completed at home. We will have workshops and assessments only during class. Some class time will be given to group performance.
Performance craft – Perform music as a featured soloist and as a member of a group
Composition technique - Compose original pieces of music
Aural perception and harmonic analysis
Students should expect to be working at grade 3,4 level theory by the end of this course.
There are no NCEA assessments in this course.
- Where Does It Lead:
Students wanting to study MUS201, need to take 11MUSbp as well as 11MUSa. Doing 11MUSa only will not lead to a Year 12 music course.
This course is a requirement for students intending to continue studying Music into Levels 2 and 3, as the foundational skills for these years are learned in Year 11.
However all students who have an interest in aspects of playing and studying music will find this course rewarding, and can expect to learn transferable skills such as time management and self-motivation, confidence performing and speaking in public, and collaborating with others.
- For further information see:
- Mr Beard
In Year 9 students start the first year of their two year junior programme. Year 9 consists of two semesters (half year-long) with a combination of compulsory courses and option courses chosen by the students.
In Year 9 students will take 12 semester (half-year) courses that include:
a) Compulsory Courses - 2 semesters of Health & PE, Mathematics, Science, and one Semester of English and Social Studies. (the reverse happens in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
b) Option Courses - Four semesters of option courses (note: students choose 5 option courses in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
Year 10 students study five compulsory courses (English, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, Science and Social Sciences) and six semester (half year) options (see individual course details). You can choose to do one semester course from a subject area eg: Drama - Part 1 or take two semester courses from a subject area, which is equivalent to a whole year course eg: Drama Part - 1 and Drama - Part 2. Pathways for all course at all levels are summarised on the Course Planning Chart.
A few Year 10 semester two courses require you to complete semester one first, before doing semester two.
Students won't be gaining Level 1 NCEA in Year 11. There will be up to one internal NCEA assessment per semester course, giving students the opportunity to gain approximately 45 credits but not the 80 needed for Level 1 NCEA. Some assessments maybe at Level 2 NCEA. These internal assessments will expose students to the way different subject areas assess NCEA in preparation for Year 12 and the completion of Level 2 NCEA.
Year 12 students study six year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart). There are no compulsory courses, however, English and Mathematics are strongly recommended.
Students have the option of studying five courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their five courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
Year 13 students study five year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart) and have an Independent Study (IST). A sixth course can be selected in place of IST. Students have the option of studying four courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their four courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
For students that are intending to gain University Entrance it is strongly recommended that they select at least four University Entrance approved courses. Refer to individual course details to check if a course is a University Entrance approved subject
Year 13 (IST) is independent, unsupervised learning that can take place at school or at home. Students are responsible for managing their work during this time.