11MU

Level 1 Music

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms E. Steedman.

Year 11 Music is a course which offers plenty of variety and helps students develop a range of future focused skills. 

Music offers a range of rich learning opportunities which provide students with the opportunity to explore their own musical style.  Confidence and working with others are key, along with resilience, perseverance, presentation skills,  creativity, technology, analysis and research.

Four achievement standards will be offered, along with 2 unit standards.  These offer a variety of options which students will select in consultation with HOLA Music.  Most students will complete between 17 to 20 credits.

PRACTICAL - All students will focus on developing their instrumental skills.  This might also be voice!  We have some amazing tutors who are really experienced at enhancing progress!  Everyone will also work in a group.  This might be a band, a duet, a chamber group, a vocal ensemble or cultural group.   Lots of students say this is their favourite aspect. They love seeing how they improve during the year and how the group learns to work together.  Groups usually pick the songs or pieces they work on themselves - it isn't just teacher choice.  A big change in 2024 will be that students select their one best performance rather than having to work on 2 solos and a group performance.  This will give us a lot more flexibility.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY - Students will learn about different types of online music technology.  

MAKING MUSIC - Students will learn more about creating music in a variety of contexts - digital, notation based and acoustic.

MUSIC KNOWLEDGE -  is developed by  looking at the history, context, background and genre of two contrasting pieces.

So do I need to be able to read music?

Students do not need to be able to read music to take this class.  Some students will use notation, others will work with digital or tab notation.





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

If you didn't take Y10 Music we love to have more students join our class.  Please see Miss Steedman and she will talk through the standards with you to make sure it is a good option choice for you. 

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 32301 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate and apply introductory knowledge of a music notation application
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 32302 v1
NZQA Info
Apply knowledge of MIDI sequencing
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91948 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.1 - Use music skills in a music style
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91949 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.2 - Demonstrate music performance skills
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91950 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of music in relation to contexts
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91951 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.4 - Shape music ideas to create an original composition
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 25
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

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.