Level 2 Music
Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Chuck
What will I learn and how will I learn?
Music studies at school are not just for students who wish to follow a career path in Music. Skills and key competencies learnt in this discipline are transferable to a wide range of careers. Research has shown that students who take Music develop more self-confidence, are conditioned to work hard for results, are more creative, are better at problem-solving and analysing patterns (Mathematics), can work better in a group, and connect with others better. Credits in Level 3 Music carry just as much weight for University Entrance as any other subject and are valued by many other disciplines.
Students continue with solo and group performance and receive one hour of free instrumental tuition each week. They also get to make decisions of the make-up of their course and can choose standards that suit their strengths and future career paths. There is a focus on participation in extra-curricular activities and performing in the community. Opportunities are available in sound and recording technology. Students also participate in event organisation and management.
Students will have solo performance opportunities at Kaitaia Abundant Life Performance Evenings, Soiree Term 2 and 3, Talent Quest Term 2 and FNGT Term 3, Rockquest and Pacifica Beats Term 2, Te Ahu and Switzer lunchtime concerts, Class assessments Term 1, 2, 3 & 4 and Busking and other public performances.
To have a realistic chance of passing this course and gaining entry into the next level, students MUST attend 95% of lessons. This is especially important for group rehearsals.
All students are expected to follow the policy outlined in the Kaitaia College NZQA Student Handbook. Failure to comply will result in a "Not Achieved" grade for the affected assessments.
Conditions of Assessment
For performance standards: Ideally the audience should include the assessor. The audience may comprise class members, other school students, or members of the community. Recording must be of sufficient quality to enable viewers/listeners to identify individual performers and musical parts.
For composition and research standards: Work must be accompanied by a statement of authenticity testifying that it is the student’s own work. The teacher must authenticate work in progress. A second assessment opportunity should be offered to any student who does not meet the standard on the first attempt.
Derived Grade Examination Dates
At Kaitaia College in the last two weeks of Term 3, school examination results are used in the event that students have to apply for a derived grade for externally assessed standards.
Submitting Internal Assessment
Students may perform at any of the opportunities throughout the year to receive feedback or to be assessed.
Resubmission and Further Assessment Opportunities
Resubmissions can only be offered once and only when small errors or omissions need to be corrected in your work in a short period of time. There is no further teaching available. Further assessment opportunities are available for performance standards.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students must have achieved solo and group standards, plus one other standard in Level 1 Music or gain Head of Learning Area approval through an audition. Students must have previously learnt an instrument (or sung) for at least two years. They must commit to practising at least four times a week out of class time, for an average of 40 minutes per practice.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 35 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 31 credits.
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