11 Music

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms V. Le Cren

Recommended Prior Learning

10 MUS/10MUP or with prior approval from HOD Music. At least 2 years experience on your instrument or voice.


  • Either Year 10 Option Music or Year 10 Core Music, and/or

  • At least 2 years’ experience and lessons on an instrument or voice, and the ability to read music.

Course Information:

In Year 11 Music you will experience:

  • Performances (both solo and group)

  • Composition (writing your own music)

  • Musical Knowledge (learning about musical styles, music literacies, social/historical context)

  • Listening Skills

  • Score studies

The various strands of this course work towards building a range of skill and understanding. It builds on the foundations of previous Music courses at Years 9 and 10. 

Students will focus on performing and composing (interpreting, making and presenting music). They will also further their understanding of the language of music (theory and aural skills) and the cultural/historical context that informs and motivates change in music. Students will apply these skills and knowledge to new musical situations through the study of several pieces of music in a range of styles, eras and composers. This will also impact your own composition and music making.

MS 1.6 91095            Music Knowledge                                    6 credits               Internal

Demonstrate knowledge of two music works from contrasting contexts            

In this standard you will study two pieces of music in a range of styles and from different musical eras. You will learn about the historical and social context of the music and their composers.

Learning Areas:

The Arts

Assessment Policy & Procedures

12 Music

Year 12 and 13 Music, University and Polytechnic music courses, community music groups, radio, TV, media, advertising, teaching, rock and jazz groups, travel etc.