Level 1 Music
Year 11 Music is a course which offers plenty of variety. Students learn about different pieces of music, work in a band, vocal or chamber music group, learn about creating music and extend their knowledge of music theory.
All students will focus on their solo performance and developing their musicianship and technical skills. This can be an instrument or voice. Some students use this for their group performance and others extend their skills on a different instrument which fits into the group.
Music knowledge is developed by studying two pieces of music over the year and looking at the history, context and background from two contrasting genres.
For their final standards students will select if they would like to work towards music composition (songwriting/digital music or notated composition) OR enter the external score reading exam. Those with background in music reading may work towards both of these standards in consultation with the HOLA Music.
What skills do you learn in Music?
We are always working on developing our instrumental/voice skills. Learning an instrument teaches you to develop practice skills along with self discipline and confidence. Working in a performance group teaches you how to work in a team and builds your self confidence when working with others. Music knowledge extends your research and analytical skills. Composition extends your creative thinking and lets you express your own musical ideas. Performing for others develops your resilience and confidence, and allows you to understand your own performance capability in a supportive environment. Great preparation for job interviews, driving tests and presentations!
Recommended Prior Learning
Completion or Year 10 Music is recommended but not essential. Students with some background in an instrument or voice can often take this subject – please check Miss Steedman.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.
All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:
- meeting any course entry requirements
- minimum class sizes
- the availability of teaching staff
and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.