10 Core Music (Half year course)

Course Description

This half-year course is designed for students with a general interest in Music who want to develop aspects of Year 9 Core Music. Students thinking about Music at Year 11, but without a ‘spare’ full year option choice may take this course as a useful way of keeping up their practical involvement in school music. 

Course Objectives:

  • To develop performance skills
  • To develop musical knowledge
  • To work creatively.

Course Content:

  • Small group performances
  • Creative music writing
  • Music technology including computers, keyboards, recording equipment etc.
  • Some theory, listening and research work.

Notes: Students must be prepared to work on improving their performance skills and are encouraged to have regular lessons.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 Core Music


Over the next few years, you will be able to progress to some or all of the following:
Year 11 Music, Year 12 Music Studies (Level 2 NCEA), Year 12 Performance Music, Year 13 Music Studies (Level 3 NCEA), Year 13 Performance Music, Scholarship Music

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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.

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