12MUS

12 Music

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms V. Le Cren

This Music course is underpinned by the four arts strands:

  • Understanding the arts in context
  • Developing practical knowledge in the arts
  • Developing ideas in the arts
  • Communicating and interpreting in the arts

These strands identify the skills, knowledge, and understandings that students develop through learning in the arts and are intertwined.

12 Music gives students an opportunity to build on the foundations of the 11MUS course. Students will work individually and collaboratively to create, interpret and represent music ideas. They will continue to develop literacies in music and communicate musically with increasing sophistication.

The objectives of the course are that students will:

  • be empowered to develop theoretical and practical skills and knowledge and actively make connections between them.
  • plan and perform their own music and the music of others, in an individual capacity or in groups
  • compose music
  • show understanding of music by identifying, describing, analysing and classifying music in different contexts

Recommended Prior Learning

11 MUS  or with approval from HOD Music.

The ability to read music easily.

Having lessons on an instrument or in voice - two to three years experience.

Assessment Information

MM 2.1 - AS91270 Solo Performance - 6 credits (Internal)
Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist.
This achievement standard involves performing two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist.

MM 2.8 - AS91273 Instrumentation - 4 credits (Internal)
Devise an instrumentation for an ensemble.

MM 2.6 - AS91276 Knowledge of Conventions - 4 credits (External)
Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores.

MM 2.7 - AS91277 Contrasting Music Works - 6 credits (External)
Demonstrate understanding of two substantial contrasting music works.

EITHER:

MM 2.4 - AS91271 Composition - 6 credits (Internal)
Compose two substantial pieces of music.
This achievement standard involves the composition of two substantial pieces of music.

OR:

MM 2.9 - AS91278 Research - 4 credits (Internal)
Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music.
This achievement standard involves the investigation of an aspect of New Zealand music.

Other standards may be available to provide a differentiated programme for students where appropriate:

MM 2.2 - AS91274 Second Instrument Performance - 3 credits (Internal)
Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument
This achievement standard involves the presentation of music, using appropriate techniques to express & communicate the music as a performer on a second instrument.

MM 2.3 - AS91272 Group Performance - 4 credits (Internal)
Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group.
This standard involves demonstrating ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music in a group.

Pathway

Year 13 music, University and Polytech courses, out-of-school music groups, professional musician, TV, media, advertising, arts management, teaching, rock-bands.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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
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. 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. 91277 v3
NZQA Info
Music Studies 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of two substantial and contrasting music works
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6w
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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Disclaimer

We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.