Level 1 Music

L1MUS
Course Description

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 (Maths), can work better in a group, and connect better with others. 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 cover solo performance, group performance, composition, sound technology and music theory. They continue to receive one hour of free instrumental tuition every week. They are encouraged to perform at the A&P Show, Soirees, Talent Quest, Rockquest, Pacifica Beats and more.

In Level 1 Music, all students must commit to practising at least four times a week, for thirty minutes, outside of class time.  This may be at home or in the Music Department during break times. 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.

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.

Students must commit to practising at least four times a week out of class time, for an average of 30 minutes per practice.

Authenticity
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 could comprise class members, other school students, and/or members of the community. A second assessment opportunity should be offered to any student who does not meet the standard on the first attempt.

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 student work in a short period of time. There is no further teaching available. Further Assessment Opportunities are available for performance standards.


Pathway

Level 2 Music

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must have sccessfully completed Year 10 Music at Kaitaia College or gained approval through an audition. It is vital that a student has learned an instrument or sung for at least one year before taking NCEA Level 1 Music.

Students' courses will be designed to suit the individual.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 3503 v6 Communicate in a team or group to complete a routine task
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 2
Term: 2, Week: 1
1
I
2
U.S. 26687 v4 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of sound technology for a performance context
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 1
1
I
4
U.S. 27656 v2 Demonstrate and apply introductory knowledge of music technology equipment and techniques
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 1
1
I
4
A.S. 91090 v3 Music 1.1 - Perform two pieces of music as a featured soloist
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 2
Term: 2, Week: 1
Term: 2, Week: 5
Term: 3, Week: 1
Term: 4, Week: 1
1
I
6
A.S. 91091 v3 Music 1.2 - Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece of music as a member of a group
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 2
Term: 2, Week: 1
Term: 3, Week: 1
1
I
4
A.S. 91092 v3 Music 1.3 - Compose two original pieces of music
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2
1
I
6
A.S. 91094 v3 Music 1.5 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music scores
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8
Term: 4, Week: 4
1
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 26 credits.

Pathway Tags

Promoter, Stage Manager, Singer/Musician, Teaching, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Cinema Projectionist, Dancer, Director (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Entertainer, Light Technician, Musician, Production Assistant (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Sound Technician, Music Teacher, Sound engineer, Music Performer


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