NCEA Level Music
Level 3
Number of Credits: up to 24

Entry Recommendations: NCEA Level 2 Music is recommended or entry in consultation with the Head of Faculty.

Course Outline: This course offers a great deal of choice for students and enables them the flexibility to choose a specific course of study leading on very clearly from Level 2. Students are given the opportunity to work both collaboratively and individually in a course that focuses on performance, creativity and musical styles.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Performance music
  • Composition
  • Demonstration of music by listening, identifying, describing and classifying
  • Music Technology

Course Costs: Individual instrumental or voice lessons.

Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning needs.

AS 91416
Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist
8 Credits
 
Performance
Assessment Period - individual programme of assessment
AS 91417
Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument
4 Credits
 
Performance
Assessment Period - individual programme of assessment
AS 91418
Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces as a member of a group
4 Credits
 
Performance
Assessment Period - individual programme of assessment
AS 91419
Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music
8 Credits
 
Portfolio
Assessment Period - individual programme of assessment
AS 91420
Integrate aural skills into written representation
4 Credits
 
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91421
Demonstrate understanding of harmonic and tonal conventions in a range of music scores
4 Credits
 
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91422
Analyse a substantial music work
4 Credits
Literacy
Portfolio
Assessment Period - individual programme of assessment
AS 91423
Examine the influence of context on a substantial music work
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91424
Create two arrangements for an ensemble
4 Credits
 
Portfolio
Assessment Period - individual programme of assessment
AS 91425
Research a music topic
6 Credits
Literacy
Portfolio
Assessment Period - individual programme of assessment
US 23730
Operating music sequencing, editing and music notation
8 Credits
 
Portfolio
Assessment Period - individual programme of assessment
US 28007
Select and apply a range of processes to enhance sound in a performance context
6 Credits
 
Practical
Assessment Period - individual programme of assessment
Level 3 Music